Minister and Deacons

Minister : Julia

Julia BinneyJulia became a Christian in 1987 from an Anglican background and was baptised in 1988. She then met and married Jim, a Baptist Minister. They have been involved in Church leadership together for 25 years in various churches in the Midlands and the South East. She was ordained herself in 2004 ministering with Jim as Joint Ministers in a large, busy London suburban church. However, for the last 5 years they have been living in beautiful Dorset near Weymouth. This has meant a slower pace of life and Julia has become more interested in a less activist and more contemplative approach to Christian Spirituality. She has been described as a very prayerful person, a great communicator, an inspirational worship leader and a compassionate and caring pastor. The Lord has now called her to lead this church, with Jim’s help, and as a church we look forward to exciting times ahead as God leads us into the future and opens new doors of opportunity for us.

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Julia and Jim are also looking forward to getting involved in the local community and getting to know the area, enjoying the walks, the historic buildings, interesting towns and villages and being able to get in to London for the art galleries and exhibitions.

Treasurer : Eric

EricNow Treasurer for rather more years than he’d care to remember, Eric also plays the piano in services and looks after the PA. He was brought up in a church going family, but met Jesus personally whilst at University when at a weekend retreat in North Wales. He was baptised in Knaphill in 1990 having been a member of the URC before moving to Knaphill.

An engineer by training, he now works for a national recruitment firm as a IT Architect, and enjoys the company of his wife Ruth and son Stephen.

Deacon and acting Secretary : Sohan


Although he was brought up in Sikh household Sohan became a Christian when he saw the difference in 2 fellow students which they attributed to their belief in Jesus. Being a Christian hasn’t always been easy certainly not at university and then when work took him to Dubai for 4 years, where Churches were not allowed.

Sohan now runs his own media advertising agency and finds trying to apply Christian principal in a working environment brings its own challenges, but also rewards.

Socially he enjoys all sports and tries to spend as much time with his family as possible – who incidentally are not Christian.

Deacon: Judy

Judy SpinkJudy was born to Christian Parents in Camberwell, S E London and grew up in the Church through Sunday school and Girl’s Brigade. She came to faith and was baptised in 1965, and lived much of her life in Catford where she was a member of Catford Hill Baptist Church.

She has worked as receptionist at a GP Surgery serving God and the Community, and for Care (Christian, Action, Research and Education) as a Volunteer at their Westminster Office.

On her Husband’s retirement they moved to Surrey, finally settling Knaphill Baptist Church and taking an active part in House groups and Worship Group, and becoming a Member in 2006. She was invited to join the Deaconate in 2008, with responsibilities for Pastoral Issues and Prayer Ministries.

Other interests include membership of Bisley W I, being a Volunteer at the Mind Charity Shop in Knaphill, Walking, Gardening, Reading, and listening to Music.

Deacon: Sue

To Follow…Sue Braisby