Leadership

Rev. Patrick Baker

Minister

Patrick, grew up in Lewes, East Sussex England and for his first 15 years had no Christian influence upon his life. This all changed when the Lord began to save and move in the lives of some of his family. Noticeably struck by a change in their lives, he began to search himself and ask questions surrounding the existence of God and the Christian message. In July 1999, the Youth Council of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, sent a group of young people to Lewes for a week. By this time some of Patrick’s family had started attending a Free Presbyterian extension church in the town. At the end of that week and under a sense of conviction for sin, Patrick called to Christ for salvation and found great comfort in the words of Romans 10:13.

He immediately became involved in his own home church and after some time the Lord pressed on his heart a burden to serve the Lord in full time capacity. This led him to commencing studies at The Whitfield College of the Bible in 2002. In 2004 he was asked to go to Port Lincoln, South Australia, to fill the pulpit. In 2006 upon returning to Northern Ireland, he resumed his studies, graduating and being licensed by our Presbytery in 2008.

Patrick was asked to assist in South Grove Free Presbyterian Church alongside the then minister, Rev Gordon Ferguson. Patrick and his family, believing this to be the call of God, moved to Walthamstow in 2009. Here they enjoyed many years of blessing and saw their young family grow up. A couple of years later he was called by the congregation here in Newtownards, was ordained to the ministry and continued there until 2021.

In 2007, Patrick married Naomi and the Lord has blessed them with four children: Lucy, Zachary, Caleb and Phoebe.

Rev. Patrick Baker

Minister

Patrick, grew up in Lewes, East Sussex England and for his first 15 years had no Christian influence upon his life. This all changed when the Lord began to save and move in the lives of some of his family. Noticeably struck by a change in their lives, he began to search himself and ask questions surrounding the existence of God and the Christian message. In July 1999, the Youth Council of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, sent a group of young people to Lewes for a week. By this time some of Patrick’s family had started attending a Free Presbyterian extension church in the town. At the end of that week and under a sense of conviction for sin, Patrick called to Christ for salvation and found great comfort in the words of Romans 10:13.

He immediately become involved in his own home church and after some time the Lord pressed on his heart a burden to serve the Lord in full time capacity. This led him to commencing studies at The Whitfield College of the Bible in 2002. In 2004 he was asked to go to Port Lincoln, South Australia, to fill the pulpit. In 2006 upon returning to Northern Ireland, he resumed his studies, graduating and being licensed by our Presbytery in 2008.

Patrick was asked to assist in South Grove Free Presbyterian Church alongside the then minister, Rev Gordon Ferguson. Patrick and his family, believing this to be the call of God, moved to Walthamstow in 2009. Here they enjoyed many years of blessing and saw their young family grow up. A couple of years later he was called by the congregation, was ordained to the ministry and continued there until 2021.

In 2007, Patrick married Naomi and the Lord has blessed them with four children: Lucy, Zachary, Caleb and Phoebe.

Elders

Gordon Kennedy (Clerk of Session)
Roy McMillan
Simpson Gibson
Stephen Jamison (Sunday School Superintendent)

Deacons

Alan MacArthur (Secretary)
Andrew McDonald (Treasurer & Youth Leader)
Jim Watson
Jim Winter
Ben Pape

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”