PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHAPEL Cheltenham

Elders

Elders are church officers who are called to spiritually lead and care for the church, by the Word of God.

Pooyan Mehrshahi

Pastor / preaching elder

Pastor Pooyan Mehrshahi has been the main preaching elder and pastor of the church since August 2007. He is a native of Iran. Outside of his pastoral responsibilites, Pastor Mehrshahi serves as…

John Hope

Elder

John Hope has been a member of the church at Providence Baptist Chapel since 2009. Prior to moving to Gloucestershire he had been in membership at a baptist church in Oxford where he was a deacon for some years. In addition to being an elder, he is the church secretary.

Deacons

Deacons are church officers called by the church to meet the practical needs.

Tim Ilott

Deacon

Tim Ilott has been a faithful deacon from the beginning of the formation of the current fellowship at Providence Baptist Chapel.

Richard Jeffers

Deacon

Richard Jeffers is married to Carla, and they are blessed with 4 children. He is our lead safe-guarding officer.