Meet The Minister

14gkc_300x180The Minister of FBC is Rev Geoff Cook.

Geoff is married with three daughters, and is a lifelong Chelsea fan. He completed a theology degree at Spurgeon's College, London, then trained and worked as a secondary school teacher.

Following this, he joined Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gravesend as a Youth Ministry Worker in association with Kent Youth & Community Service.

Geoff set up The Windmill Youth Centre, and ran 'Christmas Cracker' projects for several years, raising funds and awareness of world issues through running restaurants and radio stations. He pioneered the Youth Worship event 'No Limits' in locals schools. He was Associate Minister with the same church in Gravesend for a number of years, helping to launch the Shears Green Congregation, before moving to Faversham in 1998.

In 1998 / 1999 Geoff was President of the Kent Baptist Association. Since coming to Faversham, he has led the church through an extensive building renovation programme and been active within Churches Together in Faversham. He chaired the local Christian Aid working group for many years, and currently is a Trustee of both the Faversham Foodbank and the Khushi Feet charity. He regularly visits schools to take assemblies and was a Governor at Davington Primary School for ten years.

For 15 years Geoff served on first the Kent Baptist Association Council, then the SEBP Executive, and most recently as the executive member for the East Kent Baptist Network on the South Eastern Baptist Association (SEBA). Although he stood down from this role in 2013, he is still involved as a member of SEBA's Ministerial Recognition Group. He also serves on the BMS World Mission Council of Reference, and teaches on the Kent Mission Shaped Ministry course.

Geoff enjoys music of all kinds, watching sport, walking, painting, genealogy, reading, camping and much else. He currently conducts Crescendo Community Choir, a Community Choir for Faversham, bringing together people of all ages and abilities who enjoy singing.