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.

Pastor

Stephen Cousley

Elders

Stephen Cousley, Prof Phil Evans, Hugh Prideaux

Deacons

Liz Bailey, Anne-Marie Cohead, Gary Curran, Tom Darby-Clark, Alan Collins , Richard Turner

Stephen Cousley

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, […]

Prof Phil Evans

Phil has recently retired from his local general practice after 30 years as a GP but is still undertaking medical research 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 […]

Hugh Prideaux

Hugh was invited to run a construction project for SWW on the edge of Exmoor in 1976. It was during this time that he became a Christian and ultimately made Devon his home. Hugh is married to Clare and they have a wonderful daughter, Ruth. They joined STBC around 1993 where they have worshipped ever […]

Liz Bailey

Liz and her husband Barrie, have three grown up children and 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, she co-ordinates this aspect of the church’s work.

Alan Collins

Alan grew up in Bristol before moving to Exeter for university and staying. God graciously saved him at the age of 5 and has continued to show his kindness to him through school, University and now in his role as a VAT advisor in a firm of accountants. Currently Alan has been involved in the […]

Anne-Marie Cohead

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 […]

Gary Curran

Gary views himself as a Cornishman and is married to Fruz who is sudo-Welsh. They moved to Exeter from Cornwall in 2004 and have two sons who regularly play in the worship group. Gary is a keen football supporter and is the church Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Tom Darby-Clark

Tom was born and raised in Exeter and as such, claims to be STBC’s only true Exonian on the Leadership team. Tom became a Christian at the age of 13 and joined STBC shortly before marrying his lovely Cornish wife, Rhoda. Tom enjoys getting out and enjoying walking across the moors, through countryside or on […]

Richard Turner

Richard has attended STBC since his family moved to Exeter from Surrey when he was three. Growing up in the church he attended the Boys Brigade and various youth groups, coming to faith in Christ through what he was taught and saw in the leaders of these groups. He is married to Hollie, who also […]