At Bethel Christian Fellowship we have followed the New Testament style of Church Leadership. Chris Taylor is the man called by God to lead here at Bethel Witham as Pastor and he has a team of Elders. Click on links for more information about those in Church.
Chris Taylor (Pastor) Open Close
I was called to lead Bethel Christian Fellowship on 1st September 2018. I was previously an Elder but felt God’s call to lead the church. I am married to Suzy Taylor and have two children, Luke & Arran.
My passion is for the local community and reaching out in connecting with churches and local people. We are called to be the light of the world and I believe the church is key to impacting the local community.
If I was asked , what is my Ephesian 4:11 gifting, my reply would be Evangelist and Prophetic. God has given me a vision to outwork here at Bethel and that’s to impact those around me for the Kingdom of God and see souls come to know the Lord Jesus. We can only do this by the power and leading of the Holy Spirit.
David Cameron (Elder) Open Close
I have been a member of Bethel Christian Fellowship since 1987, when aged 19 I encountered Jesus for the first time at an old fashioned style outreach meeting, with a visiting evangelist, held in the Bethel Hall. I decided to follow Jesus that day and know that he has faithfully been with me through every circumstance of my life. I have been serving as an Elder at Bethel for 7 years now.
I am married to Mel, who has been a life long member of Bethel, having been born into the church! We have been married for 25 years and have two adult daughters, Georgia and Isabel.
I am employed as a retail manager for Tesco, currently working at their Maldon Store. In the very little spare time that I seem to have, I enjoy watching football (I’ve been a supporter of Manchester United since I was a child) and listening to indie music, getting along to occasional concerts when I can. I also love spending time out and about with my family.
Gary Fisher (Elder) Open Close
I’m married to Shelly and have one daughter, Poppy. I’m a teacher by profession, currently working as a deputy-head in a large primary school in Chelmsford. In my spare time, you will probably find me either at the end of the garden or out running along the River Walk through Witham.
It’s about 25 years ago since I turned up at Bethel on a visit back from university, becoming a Christian soon after. Apart from a detour via Peru, I have been attending Bethel Fellowship ever since, slowly coming to realise the depths of what it means to be a Christian and our identity in Christ. ‘The truth will set you free’ Jesus said. My heart is to preach the transforming Word of God, to preach Jesus and see lives changed and relationships restored.
Andy Brett (Elder) Open Close
Andy is married to Jean and is father to Joe, Lilly and Caitlin They have been married for 23 years. Andy works in the city of London in the Insurance industry and leads a small team specialising in US professional Lines. Born into the Church in 1973 he made a firm commitment whilst on a Church holiday in Newtown in 1983. Andy is a Trustee on the Church Council, has some responsibilities with the sound, Vision and Set up and is part of the NewDay camp team (co-head cook). He remains a keen (in mind if not body) member of the Church Football team, and also enjoys hill walking, gaming and reading.
Dann Smith (Elder) Open Close
My wife, Phoebe and I have been members at Bethel Christian Fellowship since 2017. We have two rescue dogs: Tori and Pip. We serve on the refreshments team, the prayer team and lead worship for the elderly at Park View. We also lead and host the 18-30 ministry at BCF. Outside of church, I enjoy going to the gym and playing guitar. I am also studying for a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology, with the Open University and should graduate in 2020. I’ve been in love with Christ for 23 years and teach mostly on prophecy and apologetics.