New Minister for Charnwood Road Baptist Church
The Deacons and Fellowship at Charnwood Road Baptist Church are pleased to announce that Rev. Nigel Riley was Inducted to the Pastorate of the church on 1st September. Nigel has moved from the North East with his wife Margaret and two of their four sons and are living at the manse.
The service was well attended by the church fellowship, members of other Shepshed Churches and the Soar Valley Gospel Partnership churches, The service was led by Rev. Tony Haley and Rev. Mark Clay, East Midlands Baptist Association Team Leader. The address was given by Rev. Graham Criddle, Minister at Tamworth Baptist Church and greetings were given by Dr. Jonathan Gichaara on behalf of Churches Together in Shepshed, Rev. Ian Smith on behalf of the Soar Valley Gospel Partnership and Cllr. Jane Lennie on behalf of the Community of Shepshed.
Church Secretary Carole Smith told the story of the journey which the church had taken to get to this point and Nigel replied with how the Lord had led him to take up the pastorate at Charnwood Road Baptist Church. A presentation was made to Rev. Tony Haley in recognition of the part he has played as Moderator during the time the church has been without a minister.
Following the service a barbecue was held in the manse garden which was blessed with perfect weather for the occasion. The church fellowship now look forward with excitement and anticipation to what God has in store for Nigel and the church in the future.