Elder and Secretary: Andrew P

Andrew grew up in India where his parents were missionaries.  His family returned to England, when Andrew was 8.  Andrew became a Christian at 18 and soon after the family emigrated to New Zealand.  Andrew studied microbiology at university and later worked in plant research.  He was an active member of the Navigators in New Zealand.  Andrew returned to England for career experience for a year and met Ruth at Street Baptist Church where they were both Youth Leaders. They married at Street Baptist and have 2 sons.  They have been worshipping at Edington Chapel since 1999. Andrew then worked at County Hall in Taunton and Ruth was a Geography teacher.  Andrew and Ruth love mountains and hill walking and visiting family in New Zealand.

Elder: Andrew F

Andrew grew up in Preston, Lancashire, and lived there until he went off to study Geography at university in Cambridge.  By then, he had put his trust in Jesus as his Saviour, but he still had a lot to learn (!) and the teaching, mentoring and encouragement of Christians and going to a great church and the Christian Union in Cambridge were crucial in him growing as a Christian.  He then got his first teaching job up in the North East, where he met his wife, Lizzie.  They have six children, two born while they were living in the North East and four since they moved to Somerset in 2015.