Church Leadership

Steve Christian – MinisterPhotograph of Steve Christian

Steve has been our pastor since September 2003.

Steve is married to Maxine and they have two children Katie and Daniel. Before Coming to Clarence Park Steve served as an assistant minister for seven years at a Baptist Church in Leicestershire. He has also worked with Oasis Trust frontline teams, Youth for Christ and in two different banks. Steve trained for Baptist Ministry at Spurgeon’s College, London; having previously studied for his (BA Hons) degree in theology at Trinity College, Bristol.

Steve is also one of the Designated People for Safeguarding at Clarence Park Baptist Church.


Elisabeth Speakman – Church Secretary

Elisabeth has grown up through the church at Clarence Park and continues to support the fellowship through her family and friends as well as our ‘2020 Vision’ outreach initiatives. Her own ministries include the work of Street Pastors in Weston-super-Mare and Abbeycare our Free Church Housing Association.

As church secretary Elisabeth supports our minister by covering routine matters and ensuring all aspects of church administration and leadership run smoothly. Communication with WEBA (West of England Baptist Association) our local association as well as BUGB (Baptist Union of Great Britain) is also maintained on behalf of Clarence Park Baptist Church.


Peter Price – TreasurerPhotograph of Peter Price

Peter is our church treasurer and heads up our finance team. This team are responsible for preparing and monitoring the budgets, claiming Gift aid, paying salaries and expenses, along with invoicing for hall hiring & lettings and preparing the annual church accounts.


Jonathan Brownett – Deacon




Alison Chinn – DeaconPhotograph of Alison Chinn

Alison has been a member of the Church since childhood and has been in Leadership for many years. She has predominately been involved with Children and Young People’s groups.

Alison is one of the Designated People for Safeguarding for Clarence Park Baptist Church.



Kaye Cooke – Deacon

Kaye has been a member of the Church since 1999 and a member of the leadership team since 2010. She has predominately been involved with music and leading worship throughout that time.

Kaye is the Deacon with responsibility for Safeguarding and one of the Designated People for Safeguarding at Clarence Park Baptist Church.



Ruth Fuller – Deacon

Ruth has been a member of Clarence Park Baptist Church since April 2016, she became a Christian in 1987 having grown up in a Christian family.

Ruth is involved with Messy Church with Paul her husband and is learning to operate the sound system during the Church services.


 Jayne Goodwin – Deacon

Jayne started attending Clarence Park Baptist Church in 2002 when her daughter joined the girls brigade and became part of the leadership team in 2016.

Jayne is involved with the BUild club which meet at the church on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

Mark Green – Deacon

Mark has been a member of Clarence Park Baptist Church since his Baptism in 1973 and has served as a Deacon under three different ministers. He has led Sunday School and work with young people through the years, but his passion has always been music. Through the late 70s and 80s he was a member of various Christian rock bands Flame, MRB, and Spirit Level, a ministry still regarded with fondness.

Mark now helps to lead the CPBC worship team most Sundays and also looks after the church sound system, splitting his time between the mixing desk and the electric piano during the service.

 Jane Ridge – Deacon

Jane has a number of roles within Clarence Park Baptist Church as well as being on the leadership team.

Jane runs the hand chime group The Clangers, which have been together 4 years, is the Small Groups Representative & chairs the team organising individual home groups and sessions within Church, including running one looking at characters from the Bible.   She is the newly appointed Home Mission representative and chairs the new creative group ‘Sew Crafty’.  Behind the scenes Jane helps with hoovering, sends out invoices and coordinates the Sunday counting rota.

Jane also represents our Church on Weston’s Women’s World Day of and leads the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer at Church in November each year.


 David Sewell – Deacon







Frances Wedlake – Deacon

Photograph of Frances Wedlake