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Leadership Team

 

 

Pastor

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Revd Mike Thomas

I’m Mike. I’ve been a pastor of churches in Watford, Bromley, Croydon and Luton before coming to Blenheim in summer 2013. I’m married to Lotti, who is much more interesting than I am, not least because she comes from Switzerland. Three of our children have flown the nest, the fourth, Nicola, is still with us. We have a Rhodesian Ridgeback, who allows us to share her home and takes us for frequent long walks in the lovely countryside around Luton (we walk, she runs).

Lotti and I enjoy travel, gardening (almost self-sufficient in fruit), fresh air and reading. Recent adventures have included some lecturing in ministers’ training colleges in Nigeria and dismantling an 18th century oak framed barn in Normandy.

I think about and study my Christian faith, trying to understand it better, in the hope of becoming a better Christian, and helping others do the same. I also like to explore how it can be applied to the many challenges facing the world today.

Luton has been our home for more than 12 years now, and getting to know many people from all around the world - China, Africa, Pakistan, India, Philippines, Romania, South America and so many other places – has been an experience not to be missed.

 

 

 Treasurer / Worship Leader

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Martin Owen

 I’m Martin and I first came to Blenheim as a small boy when I had more hair and my eyes worked without the aid of the equipment that now perches across the bridge of my nose.

The members appointed me to the office of treasurer a number of years ago and despite my best efforts to get out of it, I’m still doing it.  I get my own back though by making them listen to my singing and guitar playing each week.  Hee hee!

I have a lovely wife, Helen, who also puts up with a lot from me and I love her for it.  Our children, one daughter and one son, have long since married and flown the coop to set up their own homes.  We get to see them as often as possible.

I like reading, gardening, walking and going on holiday.  I have a wonderful, peaceful, favourite place for holidaying but I’m not going to tell you where it is, because if I did you would all want to go there and I can’t have that, can I!!

 Secretary

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Hilary Adams


 Hi, I'm Hilary Adams and I'm a deacon at Blenheim where I've been a member for 32 years. I'm a Bio-medical Scientist working in the Dept of Microbiology at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
I enjoy running and am a member of my local running club, play netball and squash and relax by walking in the countryside and bird-watching.
 Deacon

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Ramon Akib

I am a family man married with 3 children. I have been born again for over 30 years and I live for the Lord.He is an awesome God and worthy to be praised always, it is a joy and a privilege to serve him.  I enjoy playing and watching football; a keen Manchester United supporter and I also love gardening.

I am in charge of taking bookings for the hiring of the Church hall.

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Elaine Sharpe

Hi, I'm Elaine. I've been a member here at Blenheim 45 years. During that time I have served the church in a variety of ways, including teaching in children's departments, leading festival services and church secretary for 5 years. I have also served on the diaconate for several lengthy spells before returning this year after some time out.

 

I've been married for 40 years to Philip, also a member of long standing but he is a background person! We have two children who have given us four grandchildren. Both families live locally so we're very hands on grandparents.

We are both retired and enjoy the more leisurely pace of life, having time for leisure pursuits of walking, reading and crossword puzzles, as well as time for family and friends.

This year has been Blenheim's 75th anniversary and I've chaired the committee organising the celebrations. It's been a demanding year but very enjoyable. I look forward now to how God wants to use us in the next 75 years.

Deacon

Sonia Durston

Sonia Durston

Hello my name is Sonia. I am a deacon at Blenheim where I have been attending worship ever since my eldest daughter was dedicated in 1982. I was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and have lived in the UK since 1960. I have two wonderful daughters and a not so bad husband who is very supportive of all that I do. My working life has been either working with children, young adults or the elderly. I enjoy the theatre, walking, reading and going out to dinner.

Deacon

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Linton Mills

My name is Twidlyn, better known as "Linton".

I grew up from a Christian background. From an early age I attended my local Baptist Church in Jamaica, attending Sunday Sxchool and was later Baptised at the age of 14. I have been living and working in Luton for over 40 Years.

I have been attending BCBC for over 10 years and became a member in 2008. I January 2012 I was elected to serve as a deacon.

I am enjoying worshiping here at BCBC and making new friends.