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


Ian Pearman

Ian moved to Exeter with his employer. Not only did he find a job in the city but also, more significantly, a wife in Suzanne, an Exeter University graduate. They have two young children and two cats. Ian is our church treasurer, though he maintains the other members of the Treasury Team do all the […]

John Sumner

John is married to Dorcas and they have two grown up children. For 25 years John has travelled to Eastern Europe and beyond delivering aid to orphanages and teaching in local churches. Together with his brother he is also involved in a charity that supplies guitars to churches all over the world. Amongst other things, […]

Tom Vaughan

Tom was born and raised in Cornwall to two Welsh parents and is the third of four sons.  Having become a follower of Jesus in his teenage years, he moved to Exeter to study Theology at the University of Exeter.  After three years as a part of St. Thomas Baptist Church, Tom was invited by […]

Suzanne Pearman

Suzanne came to St Thomas’ as a university student and never left. She worked for the university and the Met Office before taking on the role of church administrator in 2016. She and her husband Ian met and married in this church. They have two children that keep her plenty busy enough when she is […]