The Eastern Baptist Association is foremost an association of churches. It is also a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The council fulfil the role of Trustees of the charity and Directors of the company and are responsible for ensuring that the association pursues its aims in a responsible way and in accordance with charity and company law.
The council reviewed its function and make up in 2018/19 this document explains a little bit of the structure and the way forward.
|Area of Responsibility||Name||Church|
|Children||Mrs Vicky Baker||Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay|
|Communication||Mr Andrew Wade||Socketts Heath|
|Finance and Admin||Revd Adrian Ward||South Woodham|
|Healthy Churches||Revd Sean Fountain||Brentwood|
|Justice||Revd Alan Brand||RENEW|
|Ministry||Revd John Goddard||Saffron Walden|
|Treasurer||Mr Richard Lewis||Maldon|
|Regional Minister Team Leader||Revd David Mayne|
|Co-option||Revd Sandra Crawford||Pioneer|
|Co-option||Mr Ben Plant||Framlingham|
|Co-option||Mr Binny Jaichander||Braintree|
|Co-option||Revd Paul Smith||Wymondham|
|Secretary (In attendance)||Mrs Hayley Beckett||Godmanchester|
All other Regional Ministers are invited to attend Council Meetings but have no voting rights
EBA council appoints representatives from the EBA to sit on Baptist Union Council. These are usually the Team Leader, the Moderator and one other ideally meets the diversity criteria as agreed by Bu Council.
The current EBA representatives are:
Revd David Mayne
Revd Claire Blatchford
Revd Tim Bright