YOUR BOURNEMOUTH & POOLE CONVENTION COMMITTEE
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David Cook - Chairman & Administrator

David joined us in 2008 and is married to Laraine. They celebrated their ruby anniversary this year and have two grandchildren, Ayla and Belle, with one more expected next April. Their children, Tim, Joanna and Lucie are primary school teachers. From 2005-2014 David and Laraine led the "Prepared for Service" training course for FIEC churches.
An elder at Lansdowne Church , he is responsible for training and mission. His involvement with the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Britain started by joining its National Committee in 1999, becoming its chairman in 2008 and, from 2015, working with the European HQ in Switzerland as chairman of the Members Verein.

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Nick Hiscocks

Nick has been the vicar of Christ Church Westbourne since 2011. Prior to that he served as Curate and Associate Vicar for Mission at Christ Church Bromley, during which time he led a church plant for 4 years.

Nick is married to Cecilia and they have four children – Lucy, Millie and twin boys Jonty and Titus. Apart from time with the family, he enjoys playing squash, cooking and watching war films.

 

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Tim Gamston

I took up the Pastorate at Broadstone Baptist Church in Poole in July 2005 having moved south from the Gloucester area where I had been employed as a Contracts Manager for an international engineering company. Converted at the age of eleven I am committed to teaching God's word and showing how it is relevant for our lives in the 21st century. My hobbies include reading, motorcycling and walking. I am married to Joanna and we have three children, Joshua, Rebekah and Edward.
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Darren Peach

I am a partner and manager at Keith Jones Christian Bookshop in Bournemouth having worked there since 1988. I am married to Amanda who also works at Keith Jones, and we have two children, Georgia and Elliot. As a 
family we attend Lansdowne Church and are involved in evangelism and family ministry. I enjoy rugby (both codes), cricket, tennis and of course reading. I am not so keen on walking or smart phones!
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Simeon Woodcraft


Simeon been the Pastor of New Milton Evangelical Free church for eleven years. He became a Christian 25 years ago through the work of Bedford Young Life, after hearing a friends testimony he came under conviction of sin, repented and asked Jesus into his life. 

Simeon longs to see many brought to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to see them discipled to be passionate followers of Him. The work has developed in different ways over the years and it is Simeon's prayer that it will continue to grow for the glory of God. Simeon has been married to Liz for 20 years and they have 7 children. 

Richard Barker 

I am the finance director of a local building company and am a member of St Christopher’s Southbourne. I am often found tinkling the ivories at church on a Sunday. Like my father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather I am a preacher. I live in Southbourne with my wife Karen, our son George and our beautiful golden retriever, Molly. 

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Wayne Harris – Youth Event Leader
Based in Warwickshire I work as National Director for crossteach - a Christian charity working with local Christian communities to enable young people in schools to critically engage with the Christian faith in a fun and relevant way. Married to Lucie, we have 2 children: Jess and Toby. As well as working for crossteach I try to be active in the church and local community. I am currently the assistant manager of Kenilworth Town JFC U13’s and try to stay fit by playing for Kenilworth Town Veterans. Having lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, it is always a pleasure to visit.
 
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