New Life Baptist Church
QE Park Centre
Railton Road,
Queen Elizabeth Park,
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Kate Whiting


Kate started her working life as a junior school teacher, but has worked part time for the church in variety of roles since 2006. She is now training as a Baptist minister whilst studying at Spurgeon’s College.

In addition Kate looks after the children’s work and the two toddler groups which NLBC run at the centre. She has just completed an M.A. in Missional Leadership. When she is not working for the church she enjoys family life with husband Mark, three children and a large number of pets.

She enjoys gardening, family history and plays the Viola.

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Mark Whiting


Mark has a keen interest in theology and biblical interpretation which led to his studying for an MA with London School of Theology. He is passionate about teaching and preaching, in particular he has an on-going fascination with the Psalms. He tweets and blogs about the Psalms on a daily basis (see and @PsalterMark). He also claims to be writing a book on the Psalms.

His day job is being an academic at the University of Surrey where he teaches engineering materials and researches advanced manufacturing of metals and alloys. He also looks after the University’s electron microscopy unit.

He has a wide range of interests which include steam locomotives, growing Mexican cacti, board games and cinema. He does not play golf.

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Rheanne Mole

Rheanne worked as a therapeutic radiographer for 10 years before changing direction to take a secretarial course. She now works as the administrator for the church and community centre. She loves music and regularly leads sung worship in Sunday services.

In her spare time Rheanne plays the flute in a local orchestra and also enjoys reading, walking and baking. She is married to Alex and they have two teenage daughters.

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Alex Mole

Alex works as a finance director for a medical trials company, which involves regular visits to Germany. He also acts as treasurer for the church.

In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, watching all kinds of sports and listening to music.

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John Cooper


John is married to Sue and is blessed with two daughters and four grandchildren.

He has recently retired from a Law practice in the Croydon area where he worked for 40 years.

During that time he served in a variety of leadership roles in a large Baptist church.

He loves to sail, play tennis, sing and serve the National Trust in their River Wey Conservation projects.

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Peter Clarke

My wife and I moved to Guildford summer of 2016 having completed about 35 years as a Baptist Minister in London.

Before ministry I was a Met Police officer for about 15 years.

We have two sons and two grandchildren.

My chief pastime is growing fruit and veg in a Guildford allotment.

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