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Rev Michael Child has been our Minister since the foundation of the Church.

Michael is married to Pauline who supports him in the ministry and leads the children's activities in the Church.

Michael was brought up in Ipswich, where he attended the Bethesda Baptist Church.  He was converted in his early teens at a Boys' Brigade camp.  He was baptised and became a full member of the Church in 1969 during the ministry of Rev George E J Bird.

After a career with the Milk Marketing Board and a time of being self employed Michael was accepted for ministerial training.

Michael is a graduate of Moorlands Bible College and was ordained in October 1983.  He did further in-ministry study at Spurgeons College and has held pastorates in Suffolk and Essex.