News and Events

GBC CHURCH NEWS 26 November

  • Sunday 26th November at 10.00am - The meeting will be led by Jon Batham. Steve Williams will be speaking.
  • Monday 27th from 6.00pm to 8.00pm - Games Club. A group for adults to play snooker, table tennis, table football, table games and make friends. £1.00 contribution per person per night.
  • Monday 27th at 8.00pm - Prayer Tower. Meets in the church building.
  • Tuesday 28th from 9.15am to 11.00am - Noah's Ark Parent & Toddler Group.
  • Wednesday 29th from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Friendship Group. In partnership with MHA, we are delighted to offer a space for those of retired age to come and spend time together over tea and soup.
  • Friday 1st December from 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Undefined, our weekly youth discipleship group. Meets in the church building.
  • Sunday 3rd at 10.00am - The meeting will be led by Pastor Warren and will include Communion. Pastor Warren will be also speaking.
  • Sunday 3rd at 12.30pm. Members Meeting.
  • Sunday 3rd at 2.30pm. Iron Men. See Below for Details

Christmas Day Meal Helpers

Every year for the last 20 years Greenford Baptist Church has been able to host those who are elderly and alone on Christmas Day to a dinner and entertainment. Please can you contact Pastor Warren if you are able to assist this year.

Creche Helpers

We have have a staffed creche on Sunday mornings so that parents of smaller children are able to hear God’s word without being distracted. This is a great ministry both for the care of parents and for the children to be around stories of the Bible in a fun and interactive way. But this cannot happen with people willing to help staff the creche. Please see Margaret Hall if you are willing to explore this area of ministry.

Iron Men

Calling all men! Iron men men's group meeting Sunday 3rd December in the main church hall at 2.30pm. Lively discussions looking at what it means to be a man today. Snacks will be provided. Speak to Varinder for more details.

More events and meetings at greenfordbaptist.london/events. If you have any news for inclusion in CHURCH NEWS please e-mail us by Tuesday 9.30am.

News and Events

GBC CHURCH NEWS 19 November

  • Sunday 19th November at 10.00am - The meeting will be led by Carleen Donaldson-Hall and will include Communion. Carleen will be also speaking.
  • Monday 20th from 6.00pm to 8.00pm - Games Club. A group for adults to play snooker, table tennis, table football, table games and make friends. £1.00 contribution per person per night.
  • Monday 20th at 8.00pm - Prayer Tower. Meets in the church building.
  • Tuesday 21st from 9.15am to 11.00am - Noah's Ark Parent & Toddler Group.
  • Wednesday 22nd from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Friendship Group. In partnership with MHA, we are delighted to offer a space for those of retired age to come and spend time together over tea and soup.
  • Thursday 23rd from 7.45pm to 9.45pm - Beta Course. Meets in the church building. See below for details.
  • Friday 24th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Undefined, our weekly youth discipleship group. Meets in the church building.
  • Sunday 26th November at 10.00am - The meeting will be led by Jon Batham. Jon Batham will be also speaking.

Christmas Day Meal Helpers

Every year for the last 20 years Greenford Baptist Church has been able to host those who are elderly and alone on Christmas Day to a dinner and entertainment. Please can you contact Pastor Warren if you are able to assist this year.

Frankie Winning Funeral Details

The service for Frankie Winning (Fiona Winnings mum) is on Thursday 23rd November 1.30pm at St Michaels Church, St Michaels Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1EY. Tea & Coffee will be served while the family go to the Crematorium followed by refreshments at 3.30pm onwards at Church House. Please could you let Fiona know if you are attending. Please continue to hold the family in your prayers.

Micah Thomas Baptism

Please pray for Micah Thomas as he is getting baptised this Sunday (19th November) at the church in Mostar. This is an exciting time for the family and for us as church family.

Creche Helpers

We have have a staffed creche on Sunday mornings so that parents of smaller children are able to hear God’s word without being distracted. This is a great ministry both for the care of parents and for the children to be around stories of the Bible in a fun and interactive way. But this cannot happen with people willing to help staff the creche. Please see Margaret Hall if you are willing to explore this area of ministry.

More events and meetings at greenfordbaptist.london/events. If you have any news for inclusion in CHURCH NEWS please e-mail us by Tuesday 9.30am.

Baptist Together Magazine

Read the latest baptist Together Magazine here.

Pastor David Wise Latest Writings

David WiseDavid WiseHere is a chapter I wrote for the book Encountering London; London Baptists in the 21st Century, it was published in 2015 and is copyright. It tells something of the story of the development of Greenford Baptist Church over the last 50 years. Read here

Also here is an article published in Ministry Today in 2015 on the development of multi-ethnic worship at GBC. It is also copyright. Read here

Pastor David's earlier writings can be read at greenfordbaptist.london/wise.

Take a look at some of the latest photos taken during one of our Sunday morning meetings.

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Andy Robertson (right) starting a new job
Andy Robertson (right) starting a new job
Andy Robertson (right) starting a new job
Andy Robertson being prayed for - for the new job
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  • Andy Robertson (right) starting a new job
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  • Andy Robertson being prayed for - for the new job
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  • Waiting Here For You

    Waiting Here For YouA beautiful worship song from Martin Smith, taken from "God's Great Dance Floor - Step"

    151 Uplifting Praise and Worship Songs (7 Hours)

    151 Uplifting Praise and Worship Songs (7 Hours)Stand up, sit back or lie down and spend the next seven hours with God worshipping.

    2015 Greenford Baptist Church Leadership Team Strategic Objectives

    Vision Statement


    Reclaiming Ground and Restoring Hope through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ

    Subscribing to the GBC NEWS email service

    CHURCH NEWSMost of us and our friends receive the CHURCH NEWS and Bible teaching video announcements by weekly email but some may not be aware of this service.

    If you are not on the subscribers email list you can do so now by adding your name and email address to the adjacent sign-up box.

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    24-7 Prayer Event

    This 24-7 several day prayer relay event called JVP03 took place in 2003. It was a very special time where those who participated in the one-hour prayer slots met Jesus in a powerful way.

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  • The Last Dance - International Evening 2014

    The Last Dance - International Evening 2014The International Evening was another great success this year, with around 150 people attending. Here is a rather surprising edit of the last dance of the night.

    GBC Magazine October 2014

    GBC Magazine October 2014Enjoy the October to November 2014 Greenford Baptist Church Magazine and save paper by reading it here.

    Your Spiritual Journey - Psalm 84

    Your Spiritual Journey - Psalm 84

    The writer of this Psalm was desperate for God's presence. The writer uses the imagery of a journey to reflect on being close to God. This, as Pastor David points out, is very relevant to our lives today.

    Click the triangular button on the audio player below to hear Pastor David.

    GBC Magazine June 2014

    GBC Magazine June 2014Enjoy the June to July 2014 Greenford Baptist Church Magazine and save paper by reading it here.

    Pause for Thought - 1 Peter 2:4

    Pause for Thought - 1 Peter 2:4 - John Howard

    Pause for thought by visiting speaker John Howard. John, who is a chaplain at Heathrow Airport asks, "In our Christian lives, are we listening to God? Are we being ‘Good News’ as well as sharing ‘Good News’?"

    Click the triangular button on the audio player below to hear John.

    Event Bookings

    You are most welcome to book your event here.

    When you have completed the booking form click the Save button and watch of the following conffirmation message:

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    Until your booking has been revewed and approved by our booking staff it will not be a confirmed booking. Once it has been approved your booking will be appear on the calendar and you will be sent a confirmation email.

    We allow bookings for most types of events with the notable exceptions of adult's parties and events involving alcohol.

    Event Enquiries

    If you would like to enquire about having an event at Greenford Baptist Church please contact the bookings administrator.

    History, Looking Forward - GBC's 84th Anniversary (audio)

    History Looking Forward - GBC's 84th AnniversaryThe bombed out church building

    The date is Sunday 13 April 2014 and Greenford Baptist Church is celebrating its 84th anniversary. In this short talk by Pastor David Wise we’ll hear how and why the church started and how the building was destroyed and rebuilt. You’ll discover fascinating facts about GBC and how even now, its looking forward to the 100th Anniversary...

    GBC Magazine April 2014

    GBC Magazine April 2014Enjoy the April to May 2014 Greenford Baptist Church Magazine and save paper by reading it here.

    Songs in the Night

    Songs in the Night

    Wednesday Fellowship's well loved and previous leader, Mary Spooner, shares some parables drawn from a variety of bird pictures. They help us to sing when we are in trouble, work together in a team, grow strong in the hard times, shelter under the wings of the Almighty and support one another as He carries us safely Home.

    Meeting Together and House Groups

    Andy RobertsonAndy RobertsonWe really encourage everybody at Greenford Baptist Church to think about joining a Meeting Together or mid-week House Group.

    The Need

    Being part of a Meeting Together or house group is as vital to your Christian experience and growth as going to church on Sunday.

    Warren McNeil's Ordination and Induction Video

    Warren McNeil's Ordination and Induction VideoToday, 25 January 2014, the newly created Rev. Warren McNeil became an Associate Pastor of Greenford Baptist Church during his Ordination and Induction service...

    About Greenford Baptist Church

    You're invited to Greenford Baptist Church

    As church and as individuals we are:

    • not stuffy or formal. Nor are we very 'religious' or mearly subscribe to a world religion
    • in the process of developing a loving relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ and following Father God's most excellent will for our lives
    • a loving environment for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and nationalities

    GBC Magazine February 2014

    GBC Magazine February 2014Enjoy the February to March 2014 Greenford Baptist Church Magazine and save paper by reading it here.

    The Bigness of God ~ a poem by Izin Akhabau

    The Bigness of God ~ a poem by Izin AkhabauA poem by Izin Akhabau about the Bigness of God

    Monthly Events Calendar Tips - the Dynamic Legend

    Above and below the monthly Events Calendar you will see coloured keys called Dynamic Legends which list the various types of events, as follows:

    Blessings

    BlessingsThis is my favorite blessing. What's yours? Do let us know via the 'Add new comment' link below.

    "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

    Numbers 6:22-27

    iHope Video is Released

    iHope Video is ReleasediHope is a not-for-profit organisation founded by husband and wife team Wayne and Louise Halliburton...

    Prepare for the bad weather now

    Storms? Floods? Snow? Ice? Whatever the weather brings - prepare for it now.

    We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be. The AA have lots of advice and tips that should help you cope with what you may have to face. It's all been compiled from the experience they've gained from years of experience in coping with emergencies. We hope you find it useful. Click here to go to the AA website

    BMS Church Partners

    BMS Church PartnersAs a part of Greenford Baptist's continuing commitment to Social Justice, we have commenced an official partnering initiative with the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS). This means that we have "adopted" three different mission families/individuals, all of whom having justice at the core of their mission contexts...

     

    BMS Church Partners Live Feed

    Policy for Hiring of Greenford Baptist Church Equipment for Non-Church Activities or Personal Use.

    1. Anybody wanting to hire Greenford Baptist Church (GBC) equipment are required to be church members.
    2. All applications to hire equipment are to be made, via email, to the chair of CPMT.*
    3. Such an application in 2. (above) should contain the type and amount of equipment to be hired including the duration of the hire.
    4. Items should be returned by the date specified in the application and in the same condition as they were when taken.
    5. The hirer may require training in the use of the equipment prior to the rental period.
    6. Any damage or breakage to hired items must be paid for by the person who has been authorised to hire the equipment.
    7. If the equipment is deemed expensive then GBC reserve the right to see insurance cover or a deposit equal to the amount of the equipment prior to rental.
    8. The person(s) hiring the equipment are responsible for putting the items back in their proper place and informing CPMT of their return, so that CPMT can verify the return of the equipment is in a satisfactory condition.
    9. GBC reserves the right to charge for the hiring of equipment.
    10. GBC reserve the right to refuse any hiring request without explanation.
    Adopted 4th August 2013

    * CPMT is the Church Premises Management Team - see photo gallery.

    Starting a campaign is easy and effectve

    Campaigns By You serviceSpeaking only on behalf of myself (because this is not a Greenford Baptist Church policy) and as I am a concerned individual, I hold up my hands to you and admit to participating in on-line petitions in order to campaign for justice issues. There are several popular and effective on-line campaign organisations, one of which is 38 Degrees. The following 38 Degrees video inspired me to write this blog...

    Guide to Creating a Distinct Music Mix

    There are three major steps in creating a solid music mix. I’ve been following this process for years with great success. The following outlines my process and will help if you’re having difficulties creating a consistently solid mix each time you are behind the mixer.

    You can read the rest of this article on behindthemixer.com, which is the the website of church audio engineer Chris Huff. You can also subscribe to Chris's newsletters and obtain audio training guides and courses.

    Teaching Your People To Worship

    If you have been in the ministry for a while you know that the arts department has a tendency to draw people of all colors and expressions. We are a bit different as people who are for the most part on the creative side. We see things in a different light and approach things in different ways.

    You can read the rest of this article on Pastor of Worship and Arts Stephen M. Newman's website experiencingworship.com. Once there you can also read other excellent articles about personal worship and worship leading.

    Which ministry is it for you?

    What can I do?This short animation by Geoff Schultz speaks about finding the ministry God is calling you to. Which of our ministries do you feel called to be part of?

    Truth and Lies Report

    The lies we tell ourselves: ending comfortable myths about poverty

    Truth and Lies ReportClick to openPastor David says; “As a church, we have “Good News to the Poor” as our motto for this year. The fact is that a lot of the things said by politicians and in the media are not Good News for the Poor. This church report puts straight a lot of the misinformation, I recommend that you read it”. (click the graphic on the left)...

     

    Are you one of the missing pieces?

    Are you one of the missing pieces?

    At the May 2013 'Finding Your Ministry' meeting I spoke about an image of Greenford Baptist Church as a Jigsaw, with every person being a unique piece of the jigsaw, with different gifts, abilities, ministries and each with a unique place where only they and no one else can fit - just like a Jigsaw piece...

    Truth Crossing ~ Warren McNeil at the Wednesday Fellowship, Easter 2013

    Truth Crossing ~ Warren McNeil at the Wednesday Fellowship, Easter 2013Pastor Warren, who was speaking at Greenford Baptist Church's Wednesday Fellowship, doesn't tell us the truth of the Easter story. The Easter story is Truth! ...

    Greenford Baptist Church's 2014 Church Mission Statement and Motto

    Our 2014 Mission Statement:

    1. We will seek to make God's love expressed in Jesus Christ, known to all through caring and service, expressing our cultural diversity, and challenging injustice.
    2. We will encourage the spiritual and holistic well-being of our church community, promoting the living of clean lives, the use of personal gifting and a lifestyle that cares for God's creation.
    3. We will aim to reach every person in our community proclaiming the Good News of God's love and mercy, defending the defenceless, helping the helpless and expressing our faith in God through Jesus Christ.
    4. We will aim to be a resource to our community and Christian organisations both within the UK and beyond.

    Our 2014 Motto:

    Members of God's household - Ephesians 2:19

    Derek Parris' Air Baptism

    Derek Parris' Air BaptismDerek Parris' baptism on 24 June 2012 was rather unique. For medical reasons it couldn't involve water so Pastor David Wise substituted air in place of the pool.

    Ministry Partners for Noah's Ark baby and toddler group

    Ministry Partners for Noah's Ark baby and toddler groupMinistry Partners needed for Noah's Ark, GBC's popular baby and toddler group. You need to be 'Safe to Grow' checked (or willing to be checked) and available on Tuesday mornings during school term time...

    Holy - a freeform worship dance

    Holy - a freeform worship danceChristine O'Connor dances to Jesus during our morning meeting in this unrehearsed yet beautiful act of worship.

    Sunday Club Ministry Partners

    Bose AkhabauNeeded urgently, Ministry Partners for Sunday Club, which takes place downstairs in the new building for about an hour during the Sunday morning adult teaching time....

    Bosnia Herzegovina Mission Report 2012

    Click here to watch the videoA group of volunteers were sent out from Greenford Baptist Church to serve Roma families in Bosnia Herzegovina in August 2012. Two members of the group, Chantelle Mason and Joy McNeil tell us what they found there.

    Church website administrator and article contributors

    We are looking for Ministry Partners to help write or bring new articles, graphics and videos to this website, keeping it up to date, fresh and alive and also for general website administration...

    Video Camera Operator Opportunity

    cameramanNo previous experience of camerawork is required but if you do have some it would be helpful. Full training and onward mentoring is provided...

    Nicky Airey's Baptism Testimony and Baptism

    Click here to watch the video In this full version of the video (with the congregation's prayers) you can watch Nicky Airey as she is baptised and gives her testimony on Sunday 26 February 2012, telling about when she was an atheist and God was giving her a miraculous sign of personal healing — and how she became a women of faith.

    Gloria's Testimony

    Gloria

    Gloria, a long time member of Greenford Baptist Church, suffers from ME and depression, and yet by God's grace she is an encourager. This is Gloria's story of 2011, in just five minutes.

    An Interview With Robson

    An Interview With Robson Robson became a Christian so he could marry the now Assistant Pastor Denise! That was the extent of his relationship with God, until early one dark and wet morning on his motorbike, he says 'God intervened - and everything changed!'

    Robson's 20 minute story is one of recovery and restoration.

    An Interview with Nicky

    An Interview with NickyNicky is a successful business manager and until recently also was an atheist with serious kidney disease and a lot of work related stress.

    A 16 minute God story about how Nicky came to faith.

    An Interview with Rachel

    An Interview with RachelFor Rachel, a young single mother, starting a relationship with Jesus Christ was not without it's difficulties.

    Her 18 minute talk is inspirational.

    Ebony Bailey's Baptism Testimony and Baptism

    Ebony Bailey's Baptism Testimony and Baptism 18 year old Ebony Bailey's baptism testimony and the baptism itself is even more moving when you realize the medical challenges she lives with. Ebony has had two serious heart operations and is living with cerebral palsy. Her love of Jesus, her family, friends and indeed life itself is a credit to her.

    Rachel Jagroop's Baptism Baptism Testimony

    Rachel Jagroop's Baptism Baptism TestimonyRachel Jagroop, former raver and now a Christian single mother, is about to be baptised. Rachel tells a moving account of her journey to knowing God more closely and how the relationship has helped her in troubled situations.

    How Pastor David Wise came to a relationship with God

    How Pastor David Wise came to a relationship with God It was a wet school day in November 1969 when young David Wise started out on his journey with God. 'Wise' as he was then known, had a reputation for being outspoken - he certainly didn't mince his words to the teacher that afternoon! This is not your average account of someone coming to a relationship with God, in fact it took two years for young Wise to discover the connection between God and the Church.

    Denise DeOliveira on Praising God

    Denise DeOliveira on Praising GodThis dynamic three and a half minute prayer sequence was taken from the end of one of Assistant Pastor Denise DeOliveira's Bible teachings.

    Mwyzr Ferguson's rap with no name

    Mwyzr Ferguson's rap with no name This is Mwyzr (pronounced Minzer) Ferguson performing a rap she wrote at Greenford Baptist Church's International Evening in September 2011.

    Policy Statement on Equal Opportunities for Greenford Baptist Church

    This statement was agreed at the Church Meeting held on 2nd October 2011

    As an organisation using the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, this church undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information received.

    We welcome people to serve the church on the basis of the right mix of talent, skills, character, potential and call of God, including those with criminal records.

    A Disclosure is requested only after a thorough risk assessment has indicated that one is both proportionate and relevant to the position concerned.

    A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to a person serving with children and young people. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offences.

    In order to protect the confidentiality of those with criminal records we will access Disclosures through the Churches' Agency for Safeguarding. We invite the Baptist Union's Child Protection Advisory Panel to advise us in the appointment process when necessary, and we agree to act on their advice for the protection of children and young people.

    Policy Statement On Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Church

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    Greenford Baptist Church

    (referred to as "the church" in the policy Statement)

    The vision/purpose of the church:

    "Greenford Baptist Church is committed to the development and safekeeping of all who are involved with it. As such, we aim to prevent the abuse, in any form, of all the young people involved in the life and work of the church. We also aim to develop and train all those involved in the church's work with young people. Furthermore, as a church, we accept that the responsibility for fulfilling this commitment and it's subsequent aims rests with each and every member of the church."

    In fulfilling this vision/purpose the church

    • has a programme of activities with children and young people
    • welcomes children and young people into the life of our community
    • makes our premises available to organisations working with children and young people


    The church recognises its responsibilities for the safeguarding of all children and young people under the age of 18 (regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability) as set out in The Children Act 1989 and 2004, Safe from Harm (HM Government 1994) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2010)[or Working Together under the Children Act (Welsh Assembly Government 2006)].
    As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of all children and young people associated with the church and will pray for them regularly.
    In pursuit of this we commit ourselves to following the policies and to the development of procedures to ensure their implementation.

    Prevention and reporting of abuse

    It is the duty of each church member and each member of the wider church family to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people and the duty of all to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and young people and to report any child abuse disclosed, discovered and suspected. The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.

    Safe recruitment, support and supervision of workers

    The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and young people, whether paid or voluntary. The church will seek to ensure that appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safeguarding of children will be provided.

    Respecting children and young people

    The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and young people so that all children and young people are shown the respect that is due to them.

    Safe working practices

    The church is committed to providing a safe environment for activities with children and young people and will adopt ways of working with children and young people that promote their safety and well-being.

    A safe community

    The church is committed to the prevention of bullying of children and young people. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any who may pose a risk to children and young people in the community of the church is managed appropriately.

    Responsible people

    The church has appointed Warren McNeil as the Safeguarding Trustee to:

    • oversee and monitor implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of the church's charity trustees

    The church has appointed Rangena Tilkaran as the Designated Person for Safeguarding to:

    • advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and young people
    • take appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

    Policy and procedures

    A copy of this policy statement is on our website at greenfordbaptist.london/church/vision-and-policies.
    Each worker with children and young people whether paid or voluntary will be given a full copy of the policy and procedures and will be required to follow them.
    A full copy of the policy and procedures will be made available on request to any member of the church, the parents or carers or young person from the church or any person associated with the church.
    The policy and procedures will be monitored and reviewed at least annually.
    The policy statement will be read annually at the church meeting in February together with a report on the outcome of the annual review. Adopted 02/10/2011

    Leave a Legacy to a Christian Charity

    Do you want to leave a legacy of Christian love in action for the work of Greenford Baptist Church or another Christian charity?

    You can play your part in putting God's transforming love into action by leaving a legacy gift to Christian charities when you write your will.

    This type of Christian giving is vital to the future of Christian charities, particularly in these challenging times.

    When you leave a legacy gift in your will, you can ensure that today's Christian work continues in the future. So, when writing a will, please consider leaving a legacy to a Christian Charity as part of your stewardship giving. It's easy. Browse the Christian Legacy website to find out more, then contact your solicitor. Your gift whatever the size – can make a real difference.

    Emma's Gallery

    Here are the some of Emma Kinani's paintings and drawings. Click a picture to enlarge it. Navigation: Touch screen swipe left or right. Keyboard press right or left arrow key. Emma's website is emmasgallery.com

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  • Finding Artist Emma Kinani

    Finding artist Emma Kinani GBC Multi Media Ministry member, Emma Kinani, had a promising art career ahead of her, but it fell by the wayside ... that is until two months ago, when she re-found her former love: painting. For the next two months Emma was inspired to paint. She burned much midnight oil, often going to bed with the dawn chorus.

    Meet the artist Emma Kinani and get a sneak preview of her growing art collection.

    Sarah Kelvin's Baptism ~ Definitely!!

    Click here to watch the videoThis is a Greenford Baptist Church Multi Media Ministry training video. In it we see Sarah Kelvin's baptism and testimony on 17th July 2011. It includes a record of the prayers and words of prophecy that were spoken.

    Seaside Trip to Littlehampton

    Seaside Trip to LittlehamptonAll GBC people are invited to come on the Littlehampton church day out on 30th July. See the video for full details.

    The Dedication of Eleos Yosief

    The Dedication of Eleos YosiefBaby Eleos Yosief was dedicated on 3 July 2011 in front of a large gathering of Greenford Baptist Church.

    Dedication is not the same infant christening. In a dedication service, the parents promise to bring up their baby according to the Christian faith and the congregation promise to pray for and support the child while he or she grows up.

    Do you feel rejected?

    Do you feel rejected?Liz Robertson brings an encouraging prophetic message from God to those who feel rejected. Although this was filmed on 29 May 2011, might God have this same message for YOU today?

    The Return of Jo Fitzwater

    Click here to watch the videoJonathan, as he was called then, was practically born in Greenford Baptist Church and sort of grew up there. Then he left and for ten years he sang a very different song: "I did it my way". Now at forty, Jo is back, stronger and more bad than ever, with rakish good looks.... enough of the dramatics, already! ...

    Warren McNeil ~ He wasn't happy...

    Warren McNeil ~ He wasn't happy...When Pastor Warren told Pastor David that he wasn't happy, and everyone around him was having a wonderful time in the presence of the Holy Spirit, you have to scratch your head wonder what's going on! ...

    Easter Mission Highlights Interview 2011

    Easter Mission Highlights Interview 2011 And after six days of church-wide labour in the Greenford Broadway shop called "The Word on the street is..." THERE WAS REST! Andy Robertson and Pastor Warren McNeil relax in the prayer area of the shop on the seventh day (Tuesday) and reflect on their personal highlights of this amazing mission. This "five minute" reflection was so special, it turned into a 37 minute interview.

    Before you watch this please watch the ten minute presentation that it refers to: here. Recommended viewing for churches seeking to reach out into their wider communities.

    The Word on the street is… RISEN (easter mission)

    The Word on the street is… RISEN (easter mission)'The Word on the street is... RISEN' is Greenford Baptist Church's 2011 Easter mission, based around a corner shop on Greenford Broadway. Watch as we roll out our community programme to the curious residents of Greenford (that's curious in a nice way).

    Afterwards you can see how it all went in the Highlights Interview video here. Recommended viewing for churches seeking to reach out into their wider communities.

    Youth Drama

    GBC Youth Drama In this drama we see the young people of a local church living a un-godly life. Their lives are then turned round when God speaks through a rap.

    Carole Cadman's Fasting Prophecy

    Carole Cadman's Fasting Prophecy Carole brings a word from God encouraging us to look at making fasting part of our normal church practice.

    Jo McMillan's Job Testimony

    Click here to watch the videoJo McMillan, one of Greenford Baptist Church's young news presenters, is a rather extraordinary person. That's why the bosses of her her daytime job didn't renew her contract. However, God had a far better path for her to travel. Jo tells her exciting story....so far.

    Also, see Jo presenting the very first GBC NEWS bulletin.

    GBC Youth News Bulletin for 13 March 2011

    GBC Youth News Bulletin for 13 March 2011 This is a pilot news Bulletin for Sunday 13 March 2011 presented by two of the young people of Greenford Baptist Church - Jo McMillan and Aaron Page. Also, see Jo's job testimony.

    Testimony about Mark's New Job

    Click here to watch the video Mark tells of how his employer was making his life a misery and how God led him in a special way to a new, more highly paid and much better job. If God can do all this for Mark, just think what can He can do for you if you ask Him.

    About the 2011 Easter Mission

    About the 2011 Easter Mission Mission Coordinator Denzil Jarvis presents to Greenford Baptist Church, "About the 2011 Easter Mission" so members will know what to do and how to pray (see the prayer points at the end).

    The Holy Spirit ~ poem

    The Holy Spirit ~ poem Pastor David Wise says, "This poem was written by Izin and performed in a recent morning meeting, I thought that it is so profound and challenging that those of you who visit our web site should have the opportunity to hear it."

    Prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit

    Prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit If you are a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ you will almost certainly want to be filled with the Holy Spirit on an ongoing basis. In this short but powerful prayer, Pastor David Wise prays for visitors to this website and for those in our Sunday meeting, that God would release His Holy Spirit so that healings and miracles would take place in their everyday lives. Is this prayer for you at this time?

    Pre-Easter Mission 2011 Video

    Pre-Easter Mission 2011 Video Pastor David explains the vision behind our Easter mission in a five minute extract from his last Sunday's final sermon before his sabbatical.

    Assistant Pastor Denise DeOliveira's visa application granted

    Assistant Pastor Denise DeOliveira's visa application granted It's not every day that a visa application is granted for a Greenford Baptist Church member, but with God... even an express delivery is possible! Leadership team member Rotimi Awoniyi announces to the church family Assistant Pastor Denise DeOliveira's good news.

    A lovely four minute presentation!

    The Thomas family are Commissioned for their Bosnia Ministry

    The Thomas family are Commissioned for their Bosnia Ministry The six members of the Thomas family are commissioned for their Bosnia and Herzegovina mission with Novi Most International by their home church, Greenford Baptist Church, on 7 May 2011. Witness a time of joy and sadness as they are 'sent by the church' into the mission field of Bosnia.

    GBC supports RISE Ealing

    GBC supports RISE Ealing Greenford Baptist Church is delighted to support RISE Ealing, which opened on 11 April — working in partnership with other local churches and organisations for the benefit of isolated older people in Greenford, Northolt and Perivale.

    You can watch a very moving video (pun unintended) which has been produced by former GBC Multi Media Ministry leader Andy Wilson and shows how RISE Ealing (part of the Putney based charity Regenerate-RISE) changes the lives of our isolated older people.

    Mark Copeland's Baptism

    Baptism Mark was baptised on 13 June 2010, a long time after he first started coming to and stopped going to church, following some pretty traumatic experiences.

    The Writings of Pastor David Wise

    David WiseDavid WiseSome have been asking if they can see the article Pastor David Wise has written about the development of his ministry at GBC, a few others have been asking whether it is possible to see his MA thesis. The answer to both questions is yes - please click here. Pastor David's writings can be read here: greenfordbaptist.london/wise.

     

    Heartlight Resources

    Christian resources website Heartlight publishes much of its material through FREE daily emails. They have a variety of devotionals and verses, as well as daily inspirational articles. 

    Heartlight says, "We pray that whatever service you choose, you will be uplifted by God's Word and continue to grow closer to Him each and every day."

    You can subscribe to as many of the free services as you want (or all of them) and unsubscribe when you want to.

    WebAuthor suggests you try some of them for a while and if God speaks to you or encourages you then why not recommend the services to your Christian friends.

    Carol's Testimony at her Baptism

    Carol's Testimony at her BaptismThis is the story of how Carol came to faith and was shared at her baptism. Carol's baptism is not included in this video.

    Interview with Andy Robertson, Trinity Homeless Project

    Interview with Andy Robertson, Trinity Homeless ProjectAndy Robertson, fund raiser for the Trinity homeless project is interviewed by Pastor David Wise.

    Don't put up with it!

    Don't put up with it!Liz Robertson is a member of Greenford Baptist Church's Leadership Team. She is gifted in the prophetic ministry and brings this message from God, "Don't put up with it!"

    The Greenford Baptist Church Constitution

    The Greenford Baptist Church ConstitutionClick MeHere are all ten pages of the Greenford Baptist Church Constitution in Adobe Reader .pdf format.

     

    New Church Members Vows

    When being welcomed into the membership of Greenford Baptist Church, new members are asked the following questions—to which they respond, "I will".

    New Church Members Vows

    1. Will you commit yourself to the life and witness of this church?
    2. Will you accept the importance of discipleship, and commit to this?
    3. Will you share the gifts God gives you with this family, receiving from it too?
    4. Will you attend Member's Meetings, and Communion as often as you are able?
    5. Will you support the church with your presence, your prayer and your giving as long as you are a member?

    Testimony from Adam

    Adam

    A testimony to God's goodness from Adam.

    Testimony from Louise

    LouiseAn amazing testimony to God's goodness from Louise.

    Church Membership at GBC

    Church Membership at GBCWhat does it mean to be a Church Member at Greenford Baptist Church? Pastor David Wise explains.

    Naomi and Keiran's Wedding Video highlights

    Naomi and Keiran's Wedding Video highlightsThree and a half minutes of highlights from Naomi and Keiran's wedding video, 31 October 2009.

    GBC Gospel Choir ~ Welcome to this Place

    GBC Gospel Choir ~ Welcome to this PlaceHear the Greenford Baptist Church Gospel Choir sing "Welcome to this Place" - filmed 12 September 2009 at the International Evening.

    GBC Gospel Choir ~ Sing unto the Lord

    GBC Gospel Choir ~ Sing unto the LordHear the Greenford Baptist Church Gospel Choir sing "Sing unto the Lord" - filmed 12 September 2009 at the International Evening.

    Testimony from Hermine

    Testimony from HermineA testimony to God's goodness from Hermine.

    Men Behaving Godly Meetings

    Andy RobertsonAndy RobertsonThis is the meeting for men at GBC. The meetings all start at 6.30pm in the church building unless noted otherwise. See the Church News page for meeting dates.

    For further details please contact Andy Robertson.

    Ministry Network and Ministry Leaders

    The Ministry Network provides mutual support, shares information and is a sounding board giving ministry feedback to the Leadership and Staff Teams.

    The network meets around five time a year and consist of church members who lead our main ministries.

    A wider range of ministries exists within the church than can be handled by the Ministry Network alone. To lead all these ministries the members of the Ministry Network are supplemented by the Leadership and Staff Teams. The combined Ministry Leaders list is here.

    Ministry Network

    Here are the members of Greenford Baptist Church's Ministry Network. The Ministry Network is a section of the larger Ministry Leaders team, see the complete list of Ministry Leaders here.

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    Joy McNeil
    Andy Crame
    Bola Awoniyi
    Vera Coffen
    Lorraine Adepoju
    Jon Batham
    Denzil Jarvis
    Chris O'Connor
    Bose Akhabau
    Andy Robertson
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  • Vera Coffen
  • Lorraine Adepoju
  • Jon Batham
  • Denzil Jarvis
  • Chris O'Connor
  • Bose Akhabau
  • Andy Robertson
  • The Story of Warren McNeil

    The Story of Warren McNeilPastor's Assistant Warren McNeil, in his maiden talk at the Wednesday Fellowship, spills the beans about his spiritual-life story and applies wisdom to his viewers.

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    Wednesday Fellowship 4

    The Wednesday Fellowship and our short talks

    The Wednesday Fellowship is a popular and well attended (between 50 and 60 people each week) Greenford Baptist Church congregation. It is an ecumenical mid-week 'traditional' worship meeting for people aged 50+, although younger members and helpers are welcome. Do come and visit us.

    Wednesday Fellowship members come from a wide range of Greenford, Northolt and Southall churches, including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Salvation Army, etc., however some do not come from a church and therefore consider Greenford Baptist Church to be their home church.

    We have different guest and resident speakers each week, including local church leaders, our own Pastor Warren McNeil and staff of well known Christian charities and missions. You can listen to some of their interesting and informative short talks here.

    Ian Harmer, co-leader.

    News 29

    Blog 10

    Church 25

    Vision and Policies 13

    Church Visions and Policies

    Vision and Policies of Greenford Baptist ChurchHere are the Visions, Policies and Strategies of Greenford Baptist Church.

    Events 14

    Information, hints and tips so you can get the most out of the Greenford Baptist Church Calendar System.

    Videos About Us 71

    About Us Videos 29

    Here is a selection of videos about GBC people. See the sort of things they get up to in the life of Greenford Baptist Church.

    Baptism Videos at Greenford Baptist Church 17

    Jesus said, "Believe and be baptised" and we agree! Here you can see videos of believers actually being baptised at GBC. You can hear some of the stories of how they came to know Jesus personally.

     

    Dedication Videos at Greenford Baptist Church 1

    We carry out dedication services for babies at GBC. This of course doesn't make the baby a Christian — that's between them and God when they are old enough to make a conscious and meaningful decision for themselves. The purpose of the dedication is for the parent/s and the church to publicly agree to dedicate themselves to bringing up the baby in a Christian atmosphere and to pray for them. This models the love of Christ to them so that when they they get older they will know about the Christian life — because they have lived in it. It is our hope and prayer that they will one day soon decide to follow Christ for themselves.

    Interview Videos at Greenford Baptist Church 6

    Interviews are a great way to find out about what's going on in people's lives. They may be about a project of some kind or they may be of a more personal nature. Each of our interviewers and interviewees are church members.

    Prophecy Videos at Greenford Baptist Church 4

    God often speaks to us and through us to others. Here are some short videos telling us what God said to Greenford Baptist Church.

    Testimony Videos at Greenford Baptist Church 8

    God loves doing things in and through the lives of His children and we love to publicly tell others about them. Here are a few encouraging examples.

    Worship Videos 6

    Worship

    Our God is to be worshipped, so here are some beautiful worship videos from various sources.

    Are there any outstanding or favourite worship videos that you would like to see in this section of the website? Let us know here.