Leaders

Malcolm Baxter

Senior Leader

Pastor Malcolm has been in full-time church ministry since 1989, serving as an associate minister at Heart Church (formerly known as Christian Centre). In 2003, he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he and his wife Lynette led a church for ten years.

In response to the call of God, Malcolm and Lynette returned to the UK to lead Heart Church in September 2013. He has four grown-up children and four grandchildren. Sadly and unexpectedly, Lynette passed away in August 2021. Malcolm continues to lead Heart Church as the Senior Leader.

Elders


An elder is someone of godly character who is respected both in their local church and beyond. At Heart Church we have a team of elders whose function is to oversee our church spiritually.

Our elders care for our congregation pastorally. They are prayerful and, as James 5 teaches, they are prepared to visit and pray for those who are seriously ill.

The Bible also speaks of elders acting in a protective role over our church, particularly in regards to 'wolves in sheep's clothing' (Acts 20:28) and ensuring sound doctrine.

Our team of elders operate in all of these capacities, bringing prayerful leadership and direction to our church.

  • a heart church elder

    Andy Dickin

  • a heart church elder

    Malcolm Baxter

  • a heart church elder

    David Gill

  • a heart church elder

    Mark Ritchie

Trustees


Our Board of Trustees is legally responsible for the oversight of the charity that is Heart Church.

It is made up of both staff members and volunteers who are part of Heart Church. As a team, our Board has a range of skills and experience necessary to bring oversight, and ensure we are fulfilling our threefold objectives as a charity:

  1. To advance the Christian Faith
  2. To relieve sickness and financial hardship
  3. To advance education
  • Andy Dickin

  • Bruce Kakimpa

  • Danielle Siriboe

  • Guy Bowen

  • Malcolm Baxter

  • Matt Jones

  • Nigel Gale

  • Sally Abel






Leadership Team


Our Leadership Team are the staff members who oversee our various ministries and all other Heart Church staff. They are responsible for line management, day to day decision making, and the practical running of our church. They report to, and are overseen by, the Board of Trustees.
  • a heart church leader

    Andrew Copsey

  • Andy Dickin

  • Malcolm Baxter

  • a heart church leader

    Tamzin Ritchie

  • a heart church leader

    Wayne Raper