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Leadership team

James Beer

James and his wife Zoë have been attending LBC since 2013 when they moved to Lymington. They have 3 children - Caleb, Bea and Toby. James is a part time GP and GP trainer. He is passionate about the Gospel and everything we have in Christ.

Darren Cooke - Pastor

Our Pastor Darren is an experienced and dedicated educator who has made it his life's mission to support individuals in their personal growth and development. Darren is happily married to Emily and together, they have been blessed with three beautiful children - Joshua, Elizabeth, and Hannah. Above all, Darren is deeply committed to empowering people to live out the values of Jesus in their everyday lives. He firmly believes that every individual has the power to spread the message of hope and love to the world, and he is dedicated to helping others discover their unique purpose and calling in life.

Jacky Tritten - Treasurer

Jacky has been attending LBC since 1981. She has been married to her husband, John, for 51 years, and they have 2 grown-up daughters and 3 grandchildren together. Jacky has served LBC in many different ways through the years, most recently working with Christians Against Poverty as their Centre Manager. She has also been part of the Finance team for at least 15 years. She feels the Lord has always equipped her for the tasks He has set her - and continues to do so now. "He is my best friend," she says.

Helen Farquharson

Helen has lived in the Midlands as well as Australia, London and Brighton. After marrying Rob and bringing up two children in Birmingham, they moved to the Milford on Sea area in 2017 and quickly discovered LBC. Helen’s background is in creative production but now she works part-time in retail. Helen joined the leadership team in April 2021 and oversees communication, youth and children’s work. She enjoys sailing, skiing, walking, meeting for coffee and theatre and she is constantly amazed when plants grow in her windy garden.

Mark Corcoran

Mark comes from a family of musicians and can still be heard many Sundays playing his double bass at church. He is also part of a local accordion, guitar, bass trio that tours throughout the local community. Professionally, Mark is both a doctor and a lawyer. He no longer practices either, but continues to have a role as a GP appraiser and chairs a BMA committee. He is also a trustee of the Bulgarian Partners Trust. He is also father to two sons and a daughter, and grandfather to four children who are delight to Mark and his wife, Barbara. Mark is the Chair of the Leadership Team.

Carl Gulland

Carl, his wife Gail and 2 daughters, Iona and Rose have been worshipping at LBC since moving to the New Forest in 2007. Carl is an architect with a passion for nurturing community, enjoys any opportunity to be on the water and on a Sunday morning is more often than not to be found pushing buttons on the flightdeck. Carl helped lead Live Kidz for 11 years and as a LBC Trustee oversees Health and Safety and liaises with the World Mission Team. Carl can also advise on the preparation and cooking of roadkill.

Sarah Mason

Sarah has studied 3 years at Bible College and lived abroad serving in Europe and Lebanon where she lived with her 3 children and husband; now sadly not together. She is passionate about applying God's truth to the injustice of this world. She loves to spend time with family and friends, even more so when it involves eating and exploring.

Andy Stevens

Andy and his wife Jenni havve spent most of their working life with OMF International serving in Missionary Mobilisation across Europe and Africa. He now works for London City Mission as their Church Engagement Manager and is delighted to help them in their vision He has two teenage children in and around that busy examination stage. They have been attending Lymington Baptist since 2019.

World Mission

Through our mission partners, we’re seeking to change lives and bring the good news about Jesus to people far beyond Lymington. Consider joining our mission-focused prayer meetings  on the first Wednesday of every month, at 2pm. We support the work of Compassion UK, Baptist Union Home Mission and BMS World Mission.

World Mission team leader: Jacqui Davies
Phone: 01590 670629

“We hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”

(Acts 2:11)