We have a close knit leadership team at St Thomas Baptist, from varying walks and locations with a united heart to see Gods glory and name proclaimed in the local community and further afield.
Stephen Cousley and Peter Fowler
Liz Bailey, Anne-Marie Cohead, Chris Colegate, Gary Curran, Eirian Davies, Dr Phil Evans, David Hart, Rob Marshall, Mervyn Milton, Ian Pearman, John Sumner
Pastor Stephen Cousley was inducted into the fellowship in September 2008; he comes to us with his wife Joanna and four children. Stephen was converted to Christ as a young teenager in his native Northern Ireland where he grew up with a farming background. In 1990 he entered the Faith Mission Bible College, in Edinburgh, […]
Peter was born in Plymouth and has lived in Devon all his life. He is married to Chela, a physiotherapist and they have three young daughters. For around fifteen years Peter was involved in business, both in the soft drinks industry and property development but over recent years has had a growing conviction that the […]
Liz and her husband Barrie, who is part of our treasury team, have three grown up children and up until their retirement, were distributers for Tupperware in Devon and Cornwall. Liz’s heart is for pastoral care across all ages in the church and along with the Pastors co-ordinates this aspect of the church’s work. Amongst […]
Anne-Marie has lived in Exeter for most of her life, moving here when she was seven and staying here to study Theology at Exeter University. She first came to St Thomas Baptist Church as part of the Girls’ Brigade and then as part of the mid-week youth group. Since trusting in Jesus as her saviour […]
Chris works for local airline Flybe in their web design department. Along with designing and maintaining the church website, Chris is also involved in teaching our teenage group on Sunday mornings and organising various events for the men of the church. Married to Ginny, they have three young children.
Gary views himself as a Cornishman and is married to Fruz who is pseudo-Welsh. They moved to Exeter from Cornwall in 2004 and have two sons who regularly play in the worship group. Gary works in Exeter, is a keen football supporter and is the church Designated Safeguarding Officer.
Eirian grew up in South Wales and became a Christian when he was 13 on a summer youth camp in North Wales. He has been married to Portia since 2014. Eirian moved to Exeter in 2013 to train as a solicitor and qualified in 2015. However he enjoys camping, body boarding, cooking and watching rugby […]
Phil has been a local GP since 1987 and is also a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School. He leads one of our church Home Groups and also has responsibility for dealing with matters relating to the Baptist Union. Married to Viv, they have three boys.
Rob is married to Lucy and they have three children. He moved to Exeter in 2000 after living the majority of his childhood in the Faroe Islands and India. During the week he works in the civil engineering industry as a freelance Quantity Surveyor and enjoys playing football and squash in his spare time. Rob […]
Mervyn worked as a manager in the haulage industry up until his retirement in 2004. He is married to Pam and they have a grown up daughter. For many years he has been a familiar face in churches around the area as a lay preacher. Mervyn leads a home group in the church.