Who's Who?


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The Church Family

We're a church made up of a mix of people of different ages, stages and backgrounds. We'd love to welcome you to join us on a Sunday!
 

Paul Sutton - Pastor


Paul is our Pastor who started at GBC in August 2021. He was born in Leicester and spent the first 11 years of his life growing up in Market Bosworth, a small market town west of Leicester. Due to those formative years, he is an avid fan of Leicester City FC!

Paul's family moved to Hastings, where he came to faith in Jesus as a teenager and was baptised at 18. He met Laura at church in Hastings and they married shortly before the Lord called him into full-time pastoral ministry. Paul completed a BA in Applied Theology at Moorlands Bible College in Dorset, a part of the country close to their hearts.

Paul was Assistant Pastor at Shirley Baptist Church in Southampton before moving up to Letchworth to Pastor GBC. Paul enjoys playing guitar and drinking good coffee whenever possible! On a day off, Paul and Laura can typically be found relaxing over nice food and countryside walks.

 
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Laura Sutton - Children's, Youth and Families Lead


Laura is married to Paul and has been our Children's, Youth and Families Lead since August 2021. Prior to this, she served as a Children's and Youth Worker at Shirley Baptist Church, Southampton for 3 years, after spending 8 years working in a variety of primary schools in Hastings, Bournemouth and Southampton as a Teaching Assistant. She has an MA in Newspaper Journalism and has also worked as a Journalist in Central London. 

Born and bred in Hastings, Laura first heard the good news about Jesus whilst studying at university in Stirling, Scotland. She gave her life to the Lord on her 20th birthday after an evening service at church in Hastings and was baptised shortly afterwards. Laura is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with children, young people and families and she has a real heart to see them discipled well and equipped to live for Christ. She also enjoys baking, dancing, spending time with people and reading a good book! 





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Deacons


Mike Mitchell - Deacon

Mike has lived in Letchworth all his life and came to Christ in his teens, being baptised when he was 18. He has attended Grange Baptist Church for some 50 years and spent over 30 years as a church youth leader. He has served the church in varying capacities during his time at the Grange including as a deacon, treasurer and Church Secretary. Mike also served as an elder for five years until retiring from the role in 2019.

After a career in corporate finance, Mike established a business consultancy company in the late eighties, finally retiring from business in 2020. Married to Carolyn for 50 years, they have three children and seven grandchildren. Mike has a keen interest in football and as a couple they enjoy walking and music.

 
  





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Andi Moore - Deacon

Andi has lived in Letchworth Garden City all his life and became a Christian during his teens whilst on a Church Youth Holiday, being baptised shortly after. He has also attended Grange Baptist Church all his life and has served in the church for many years, mainly in an AV technical and facilities management role but also in Youth and Children’s work. Andi started work at a local Aerospace company as an apprentice and currently works in a Test role in a local manufacturing company. He has been married to Paula for 26 years and has two children, one in secondary education and one at university. Andi has a passion for audio, playing & listening to music, gardening and enjoys visiting Stately homes and gardens. He also enjoys watching movies especially Marvel and Star Wars and is an Adult Fan Of LEGO.


 

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Paul Matejtschuk - Deacon

Paul grew up in a Christian family in the West Midlands, making a commitment to Christ at age 9 and being baptised by immersion at 10. Over the years he has been actively involved in churches of a number of different denominations, serving in housegroup leadership, lay leadership roles and evangelistic outreach. Workwise, Paul has a doctorate in protein chemistry and has worked in scientific research and development in the public sector for over 30 years. Paul has been attending Grange Baptist for over 20 years, has served as a deacon for the last 15, and is currently Church Secretary. Paul has been married to Sue for over 35 years and they have two grown-up children and recently welcomed a first grandchild. They live in Stotfold and enjoy competitions, quizzes and also gardening; when free time allows they can often be found on their allotment.
  


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Planning your Visit

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Hello and welcome to our church website! Please explore the tabs above to find out more about Grange Baptist Church. We hope you are able to find all the information you need but if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us here. Here's a brief summary of what to expect on a Sunday morning - do click on the links below to find out more. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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What, Where and When

 
We meet every Sunday at 10.30am to worship God, speak to Him in prayer and hear from His Word together. Expect a warm welcome from our Welcome Team who will answer any questions you may have and help you find a seat. Our Sunday Services typically last 90 minutes and include a mix of modern and traditional songs led by a small contemporary worship group, times of prayer, the Bible reading and the main event: the Bible talk (sermon). For more information on what to expect on a Sunday, check out our dedicated Sundays page here. We meet at the church building and you can find full details of our address here. You are most welcome to join us and we hope to see you on a Sunday morning soon!

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What about my children?

At GBC, we believe that as church family, it is good to meet together to worship the Lord as one body and for all ages to be welcomed and transformed by the preached Word of God (Romans 10:17). For this reason, our services are all-in and include Bible Bites, action songs and fun and accessible sermon packs to help each age and stage engage with and be nurtured by the main Bible teaching. For more information on how this works in practice, check out our dedicated Sundays for Families page here.