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 Tom Vaughan
Stephen Cousley, Tom Vaughan, Dr Phil Evans
Liz Bailey, Anne-Marie Cohead, Gary Curran, Tom Darby-Clark, Eirian Davies, Ian Pearman, Richard Turner
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, […]
Tom was born and raised in Cornwall and is married to Gina. Having become a follower of Jesus in his teenage years, he moved to Exeter to study Theology. Following his time as a student at St Thomas Baptist, Tom was invited by the leadership to become the Church’s Ministry Assistant. During the two years […]
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 […]
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 is a true Exonian having lived in Exeter for his whole life and is married to his Cornish wife, Rhoda. Tom works in HR for the NHS and enjoys spending free time following Exeter City FC and watching 60s/70s comedies. Tom and Rhoda are responsible for coordinating the electronic visual displays within the church […]
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 and they have twin boys. Eirian moved to Exeter in 2013 to train as a solicitor and qualified in 2015. However he enjoys camping, body […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have attended STBC since my family moved to Exeter from Surrey when I was aged 3. Growing up in the church I attended the Boys Brigade and various youth groups, coming to faith in Christ through what I was taught and saw in the leaders of these groups. I am married to Hollie, who […]