As a Baptist Church, the Membership gathers to discern the mind of Christ and make decisions together
about the life, ministry and mission of the church.
However, the church also appoint leaders as Charity Trustees to oversee
the strategic vision, pastoral care and spiritual life of the church.
The Leadership Team is made up of the
Minister, Church Officers (Secretary and Treasurer) and the Deacons.
The Staff Team is made up of the
Minister, Children & Family Leader, Youth Leader and Church Administrator
Revd. Tom Cox
Tom joined us at OBC, along with his wife Ellie, in August 2017 and together they are the proud parents of their wonderful daughter. Having completed his undergraduate studies at London School of Theology, Tom went on to train for Baptist Ministry at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, whilst serving as Minister-in-Training at Bewdley Baptist Church from where he was called to OBC for his first full-time post. Alongside his role here, Tom is also a hockey umpire, and spends many Saturdays travelling around the country umpiring in the England Hockey National League. As a Manchester United fan and a Leicester Tigers fan (since arriving at OBC!), Tom also enjoys watching football and rugby among many other sports.
Children and Families Leader
Tanya is married to her amazing husband for over 22 years and they have a beautiful daughter. She has a Diploma in Children’s Mission and Ministry, and has led or been involved with children’s work for over 20 years. She has a passion to inspire, encourage and equip others in their journey of faith with God. As well as being our Children and Families Leader, Tanya is also involved in prayer and prophetic ministry. She has also been inspired to create, write and lead ‘Ablaze Worship’ which is multi-sensory worship inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is the author of ‘God Can… Do Infinitely More Than We Ever Dare Ask or Imagine!’.
Vicky is married to Matthew and has three sons, Joshua, Daniel & Samuel. She has worked at OBC in the Church Office since November 2021, having previously Vicky worked in the Welfare Department of the RAF Association. Vicky studied at Kingdom Faith Bible College and has been to many countries on mission. In her own time, she enjoys cooking, reading and crafts.
The Church Membership also serves in wider leadership roles, making up 5
Core Ministry Teams (CMTs)
that each oversee a specific area of church life as part of our Church Vision.
Encounter, Discipleship, Social Action, Outreach & Evangelism and Mission Support
For more information about our CMTs and our Church Vision, please see our Church Vision page.