Ballymena Baptist Church


Meet the team

Church Pastor and Elders

Steven Curry became Pastor in Ballymena Baptist in November 2017. He has previously served as Pastor in Bethany Baptist Bangor and Ballymoney Baptist Church. He is married to Gail and has four grown-up children, Andrew, Simon, Matthew and Jonathan. Andrew and Simon are both serving the Lord in ministry and Gail is the Director of Women’s Ministry for the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland. Steven is committed to the practice of faithful biblical exposition and is an able and gifted preacher. He serves on the board of UFM worldwide and loves to spend his free time with his grandchildren.
Philip Hewitt Philip Hewitt is the elder overseeing the teaching and praise strands of the church. He leads a Prayer and Care group, teaches 6th form Bible Class, organises and lectures at the Irish Baptist College Christian Education course in the church and plays in one of the praise bands. He is married to Meredith, has 3 grown-up children and 3 grandchildren, and is now retired having spent all his working life in education.
Ken Poston Ken Poston has served as an elder for over 20 years. He has a passion for Mission and oversees the involvement of our church in mission and support our members who serve as missionaries. He is married to Judith and has two teenage sons. He works as a senior engineer for a local manufacturing company.
David McCaughey David McCaughey is married to Wilma and has 3 grown-up children. He is involved in both visitation and teaching within the church. In addition to this, David also regularly has the opportunity to preach in other local churches. David is passionate about seeing others won for Christ and maturing in their faith. Outside of church David is employed in a local manufacturing company and is a keen sports enthusiast.
Terry Fulton Terry Fulton was born in Coleraine and twenty three years later met the Lord in Portstewart. Since that day Terry has been careful to allow the Lord to direct his paths, especially in His leading to Ballymena Baptist Church. He is married to Rae and they have four children and seven grandchildren. Having retired his post as a Engineer in the Department of Regional Development, Roads Service, Terry says that he is now busier than ever with the administration of the church and his grandchildren! Despite this, since retirement he has still managed to discover all the coffee shops in Ballymena, and more than a few further afield.
Roy Hamill Roy Hamill is married to Ruth and they have 3 children, Ashley, Timothy and Peter. His main responsibility as an elder is pastoral care within the church. In addition, Roy has responsibility for the safeguarding of both children and vulnerable adults. Much of his time outside of church is spent in his secular employment in the delivery of health and social care. When time permits (and not frequently enough!) Roy enjoys an energetic walk followed by a full bodied cup of coffee!!.
Stephen Russell Stephen Russell is married to Angela and they have 4 boys. He works as a local GP and has interests in reading, walking and music. He is currently in charge of the worship team at Ballymena Baptist Church.

Church Worker

  Natalie Lamont is a church worker in Ballymena Baptist. She graduated with a degree in Theology & History and has also studied at Cornhill Bible College. For the past two years Natalie has worked as an intern in the church and her role was mainly working with the young people, encouraging them to understand the bible for themselves, the basis of their faith and what it means for their lives. She takes particular interest in the girls, working alongside them to encourage them in every aspect of their lives. Natalie’s heart is keeping scripture central and letting every aspect of our programmes flow from it. She also loves visiting and spending time with the older people.  This year her role is developing and she will gain further experience working pastorally with the ladies and through visitation work.

Intern

Alex Donaldson has been a Christian since he was 5 years old and was brought up by Christian parents who sent him to everything possible at church. He joined Ballymena Baptist in October 2017 and, after finishing year 14 in June 2018 and deciding the take a gap year, he started work as an intern with Baptist youth and Ballymena Baptist in September 2018. Alex commented, “I will be spending this year working with the youth in the church as well as attending the Irish Baptist College on Thursdays and I’m excited for all the opportunities I will have this year.”
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