Elders are church officers who are called to spiritually lead and care for the church, by the Word of God.
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 and is the chairman of Parsa Trust, translating, publishing and distributing Evangelical and Reformed literature throughout the world. He is also a trustee of the Bible League Trust, and has been a contributor of the KJV Reformation Heritage Study Bible.
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 secretary of the church at Providence.