Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you. (Hebrews 13:17 WEB)
Liz Wansell Deacon
I became a Christian at the age of 26. The Lord moved me to Hartley Wintney Baptist Church when I was 29, and I have enjoyed the warm and friendly fellowship there for many years. My husband and I were married at the church in 2008. My husband had been baptised there by full immersion, several years earlier. I have now been blessed with a new role as a Deacon. I have been serving in this role for a couple of years. I am Looking forward to the Lord continuing to lead in my life.
Philip Smith Deacon and Church Secretary
I am a retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer. My wife, Wendy and I have been members of HWBC for 21 years and I have been a deacon for over 15 years. It was 64 years ago in York that I accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Seven years later, I first joined a Baptist church and have been involved in Baptist churches continuously ever since.
June Marshall Treasurer
When I moved to Winchfield in 1986, I knew that the Lord wanted me to find a church, become a member and get involved. He led me to Hartley Wintney Baptist Church, where I received a warm welcome and settled. Only a few months after I became a member, I was asked to become an assistant treasurer. As an actuary, numbers and formulae are my forte, so this was not a problem. However, growth into leadership brought with it significant challenges in other areas! More recently, I have been a governor of a local school. However, my choir activities and my work as a shop volunteer at the National Trust are on hold because of COVID-19. Nevertheless, my role as treasurer of Messianic Testimony continues, and I now have time for my sewing.
Janet Benke Deacon
My husband Andrew and I were founder members of a new church in Godalming - but when we moved to Hartley Wintney in 1986 it was a new experience to join the fellowship at HWBC which was then almost 200 years old. My responsibilities on the diaconate are mostly pastoral. In addition, having been a music teacher, it is a great joy to be able to contribute to the musical part of our services, where the congregational singing is famously wholehearted.