At Spurgeon Baptist Church, leadership is congregational rather than episcopal. That is to say, everyone who is a church member has a say on how the church is run. The church members elect the deacons, Church Secretary and Church Treasurer, who along with the Minister make up the Diaconate.
The Diaconate are responsible for the spiritual leadership, oversight and day-to-day administration of the church.
Our new minister is Rev Mung Hatzaw, who officially started his role with us on 1st March 2024. As Mung settles into our congregation, services in the short term will still be led by individuals from our Lay Preaching Team, members of the church who alternate in leading services and giving sermons.
Mung can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that his day off is on Monday each week. There will be a dedicated page on this website with a biography and contact details coming soon, so please bear with us as we set this up!
The Church Secretary assists the Minister and handles most of the administrative side of the life of the church.
If you have a matter that concerns the Church Secretary directly, you can email email@example.com.
The Church Treasurer is in charge of overseeing the church finances. This includes our offering, which funds the role of the minister and the work of the church.
We currently have six serving deacons. You’ll be able to identify them on a Sunday if they’re wearing their blue name tags. Feel free to introduce yourself if you’re new, they’ll be happy to chat!
The church membership has also appointed two safeguarding officers as Designated Persons for the purpose of administering safeguarding policy.
More information can be found on our Safeguarding Policy page under the heading ‘Responsible People’.