Our Leadership

Pastor

Tim Gamston

Our pastor was converted at the age of eleven while on holiday in South Wales. After leaving school Tim served an engineering apprenticeship. He remained in engineering, as Contracts Manager for an international engineering company in the Midlands, until he moved with his family to take up the pastorate at Broadstone Baptist Church in July 2005. Tim is committed to teaching God's word and showing how it is relevant for our lives in the 21st Century. His hobbies include sailing and walking. He is married to Joanna and they have three children, Joshua, Rebekah and Edward.

Assistant Pastor 

Steven Driver

I came to know Jesus in my early teens, whilst at an evening service. Before coming to serve here at Broadstone, I previously served at Poole Christian Fellowship as the children and youth minister. Sarah and I have 3 young girls who you will find running around on a Sunday morning. I am currently studying with Crosslands Seminary doing an MA in Christian Ministry. I have known the powerful work of the gospel and how it has impacted my own life. My goal, therefore, is to be a faithful servant of the church and to help others come to a place where they know and love the Lord for themselves. 

Clive Baines

Elder

I came to know Jesus as my Saviour under the ministry of Geoff Lock in January 1985 and have been serving as a deacon at Broadstone Baptist since 2004, I’m a home group leader and enjoy preaching at various churches, been also blessed with running Life Explored.
I’m a furniture maker running my own business, and in my spare time enjoy Coarse Fishing and riding my motorbike. I’m married to Hazel and have three children Peter Rachel and Luke all grown up. Rachel is now serving with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Perth, Australia.

I now serve as an Elder, my desire is to reflect what Paul writes to the Ephesians 1:15-23 to continually pray for those under our care so together we may know Christ better.

Brian Rawlings

Elder

I was born in Bournemouth and became a committed Christian at the age of 15. My college years and working career were spent away, but I returned to the area with my late wife Sheila and late mother-in-law Joyce, when I retired as a Chartered Civil Engineer. I have two children – Phil (+Pratiksha) and Rachel (+Jon), and two grandchildren, Jack and Lucy. I am the Church Secretary and I serve on the Building Committee, prepare our weekly Notice Sheets and am a joint leader of the Mission Council.  One of my aims is to raise the profile of mission (local and overseas) within the church. 

Elder

Stephen Pettifer

Converted as a child and baptised in my late teens. I am the Elder on the church Diaconate, Chairman of the Building Committee, a teacher in the Junior Church and a Home Group Leader. I am an academic psychologist and a past teacher/lecturer. I am married to Ruth and have two grown-up daughters. My role is to help the church to witness to the Broadstone area to focus on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ and to seek to foster our spiritual growth and discipleship.

 
Property Deacon

Dave Turner

This is my sixth “term” as a BBC Deacon and one of my roles is that of Property Deacon responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the church building and the manse. Married to Sue we have two grown-up children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. I came to know the Lord as my saviour in 1987. Sue continues to work with the youth activities of the church. My aim and purpose is to bring people to a loving relationship with Christ. 

Deacon

John Phenix

I’m married to Helen and we’re blessed with three gorgeous daughters. I’m a youth leader at our Friday night club.

I grew up in South London and was baptised aged 14 at West Croydon Baptist Church, moving to Dorset in 1987. I work in IT and enjoy gadgets, technology and science.

Deacon

Rodney Burge

I was born and raised by Christian parents (my mother was a Methodist local preacher) Converted at the age of seven and then baptised in my teens having been introduced to Gillingham Baptist Church by a teacher at the school in Wincanton that I attended.  Married to Jan, we had four children, and enjoy three grandchildren, some living locally and others in the United States. Having been honoured to be elected to the Broadstone Baptist Church diaconate I am happy to be in God's hands for whatever service he has awaiting me. I just want to praise God for the fact that He has had His hand on my life all the way, dark paths and bright.

Assistant Church Treasurer

Helen Briggs

I was baptized at the age of 17 in my home church Hope Baptist Church, Bridgend, South Wales. I studied nursing at King's College Hospital and Midwifery at The London Hospital Whitechapel. I am married to Martin a retired GP who plays the violin in the church music group. I have 2 children  Claire and David and 2 grandsons Harry and Charlie. As church treasurer, I deal with the daily running of the church finances with support and help from the finance team.   

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Church Treasurer

Helen Phenix

I grew up in Northamptonshire and made a commitment to Christ at the age of 11 just before losing my Dad. I studied Zoology at Nottingham University where I met my husband John through the Christian Union. After leaving university we moved down to Dorset where I trained to become a Chartered Accountant. I currently work part time in Practice. We have three daughters and a grand daughter who we enjoy spending time with. I serve in the church as the Treasurer and in the music group. In my spare time I love singing with a local choir and going to the gym.

Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Lis Webb

Having retired at the end of 2016 after 25 years working for Dorset County Council in the Library Service, I now help with the admin.at at the church. I became a Christian at the age of 30, and have two children and four grandchildren. My son and his family serve the Lord with OMF in Japan, and I am a volunteer with OMF, going out to church groups to talk about mission in East Asia.