ELT Baptist Church

What about the gospel?

Disillusionment can come for many reasons, even to the extent of feeling failed by God.  Does God fail?  Is the Bible still relevant today?  Is the church a redundant institution?

There are increasingly many who wrestle with these and similar questions.

If you're disillusioned with church or you're trying to get alongside someone who is, this conference is for you. 

Come with your questions and prepare for an interactive and engaging time of reasoning.

Admission is FREE!!! 

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Conference Speakers

Conrad Mbewe - Widely regarded as the African Spurgeon, Conrad Mbewe is faithfully and powerfully proclaiming the Word of God in Zambia from Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka. Conrad maintains a full itinerant preaching ministry in different countries around the world. He enjoys writing and is the editor of Reformation Zambia magazine and has maintained a column in at least one weekly national newspaper for the last twenty-five years. He is the author of about forty booklets in his own country and has three books on the international market—Maintaining Sexual Purity (RSA, 2009), Foundations for the Flock (USA, 2011),  Lessons from the Lives of Olive Doke and Paul Kasonga (UK, 2014). He is also the principle of the Lusaka Ministerial College and the chancellor of the African Christian University in Zambia. He volunteers with the YMCA, providing vocational training to the many unemployed youths across Africa. He is married to Felistas, and they have been blessed with three children plus two foster daughters.

Efrem Buckle is one of the leaders of Ecclesia Church, Lewisham, London.  He became a Christian at the age of 14 when he was dragged to church by his grandma. Growing up he  became interested in the hip-hop culture and began using hip-hop as an evangelistic tool in a group called MOD (ministry of defence). Although he was part of a church.  He was amazed when he first heard expository bible teaching at through a local church in London. He later joined a local church called Calvary Chapel, Westminster and began to lead Bible studies there. Out of this came a church plant, formerly known as Calvery Chapel South London and now known as Ecclesia. As well as being part of the pastoral team at Ecclesia, Efrem is also involved in running the Urban Missionary Pioneer (UMP) training programme with LCM. He is married to Judith and they have two children.

Conference Panel Guests

Jason Mariner - was saved from a life of crime and Sin.  A few years after being saved Jason worked with London City Mission as a missionary and a few years later planted a church in an estate in Brixton, South London called Brixton Local Church (BLOC). The church is specifically aimed at bringing the gospel to Brixton’s African & African-Caribbean community; a church for the urban context that raises indigenous leaders.  Jason has a passion to preach the good news about Jesus to people who came out of the similar background to his.

Ken Brownell 
was born and brought up in the United States where he received his BA from Harvard 

University. In 1976 he came to study for a doctorate at St. Andrews University in Scotland. After teaching in American schools and colleges in London he attended the London Theological Seminary and worked at Cholmeley Evangelical Church in North London. In 1986 he was invited to become the associate minister at ELT and became the minister in 1989. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities he teaches church history at the London Theological Seminary and chairs the Ministry Board of Pastoral Training International, under the auspices of which he visits Madagascar every year to train pastors. He is also involved in the work of Christian Heritage London. Ken is married to Alison, a hospital physician, and has two adult children.

Ray Brown is the minister of Grace Church Brockley. He was born in Birmingham to West Indian parents and grew up in London after living for a short time in Jamaica. He trained and worked as a secondary school science teacher in Tower Hamlets and Haringey here in London. After studying at the London Theological Seminary in North London he became the assistant minister at ELT Baptist church. He then spent nine years living and working in Durban, South Africa on a church planting project that including student ministry and teaching on a training course. He is married to Rebekah and they have four children: Naomi, Nathanael, Natalia and Noah. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching movies, playing squash, swimming and cycling around South East London.

Adrian Reynolds is the Honorary Associate Minister and an Elder of the church. He worked in business for 10 years before entering full-time ministry in 2001 and served as pastor of Yateley Baptist Church before moving to London to join The Proclamation Trust as part of the leadership team; he has responsibility for training and equipping preachers here in the UK and abroad, editing books as well as teaching on the Cornhill Training Course. In church, he is the Elder responsible for Sunday meetings and oversees the music in the church. He regularly preaches and also leads a small group. He has authored several books including Teaching NumbersAnd so to bed and (together with his wife Celia), Sex Y Z: a biblical view of sex. Celia and Adrian also run marriage conferences. Adrian is a Director of Evangelicals Now, a Christian newspaper and regularly visits North India to train preachers. He is married to Celia and they have three daughters, Alice (married to 1 Sam), Bethan (married to 2 Sam) and Isabel.

Conrad Mbewe and others.


ELT Baptist Church, Burdett Road, London E3 4TU

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Music by A-Star, Triple “O” and others.

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Light refreshments will be provided but you need to bring your lunch or you can purchase lunch at nearby local shops.

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