Born in South Africa, he spent the majority of his career working in consultancy roles, ending up relocating to the UK in 1998.
Married with six children, he has seen evidence of God's grace and mercy in his life, ultimately ending up with heeding the calling to serve as a pastor. After studying at London Theological Seminary (LTS) he became Associate Pastor at a Cambridgeshire Baptist Church before becoming pastor at West Row Baptist Church in July 2010.
West Row Baptist Church has been led by Pastor Evan King since July 2010. He is assisted by fellow elders Richard Taylor and Martin Bedford. They are responsible for the spiritual oversight direction, vision and teaching within the Church.
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The function of elders within West Row Baptist Church is three-fold:-
a) To govern the local church.
b) To shepherd the flock.
c) To teach the Word of God.
The Deacons support the Eldership in all administrative and material matters of the Church, according to the Biblical principles defined in 1 Timothy 3, allowing the elders to concentrate on their duties of their own office.
Richard has always lived in West Row, he has been a Christian for the vast majority of his life.
His service for God in the fellowship has been broad, Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon and now serving as an Elder alongside Evan, leading the spiritual direction of the Church.
Richard is also the Church Secretary.
Martin joined West Row's eldership in 2019 following serving as a deacon for many years.
He became a Christian in his early twenties having attended the Church since his mid teens.
His focus within the Church leans towards youth work, involved in a broad range of activities from weekly children's groups to annual holiday clubs.