Ben Jones became the new pastor on 9th September 2017. The induction service was a joyous event attended by many brethren from sister churches within Essex and believers from London, Cambridge, Kent and even Suffolk.
Ben believes the local church is the community vehicle through which Jesus Christ is known, and his followers grown. This is the cornerstone of the vision Ben has for Fryerns Baptist Church, who in March 2017 called him to serve as Pastor.
Ben previously served for three years as Minister in Training with Hillingdon Park Baptist Church, and is an alumnus of the London School of Theology (formerly London Bible College), Northwood. Before answering God’s call to full time church work, Ben spent 14 years in the global metals industry, 8 of which were spent in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Alongside his employment, Ben and his wife Eleanor served in various lay ministries at their church, and whilst in Dubai the Lord blessed them with their children, Harry and Rebekah. Ben’s interests include theology and its value for life, holidays in France, and West Ham United FC. You may also occasionally see him riding his bicycle in the locality.
Fryerns Baptist Church- is located in Basildon, Essex in the South Eastern part of England. Baptist defines our Theological and historical distinctive. We are Baptists by conviction, a people who stand in a great line of people who have gone before us.
This godly line can be traced back to the English Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. As with our forefathers, we believe in the full Inspiration and Authority of Scripture, Salvation by grace alone, the Baptism of believers by immersion, the Priesthood of believers, the Eternal Security of the redeemed, and more. These God-exalting truths mark our identity.
We are committed to biblical and expository preaching, evangelism of the lost, equipping the saints, and worshipping God in spirit and truth. We are a local church, a body of people who profess to have a common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We gather as a church to be equipped for the work of the ministry by the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
We believe a local church is a fellowship of born again followers of Jesus Christ, whose profession of faith shows itself in Holy living and good works.
We believe a local church may be recognised where the word of God is faithfully preached; the two ordinances established by Christ’s authority, namely Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are correctly administered. The authority of the Lord Jesus Christ is seen in that the Church is governed by Biblical principles.
We trust you’ll discover God’s grace among us. Our prayer is that we’ll live up to His name.