Pastoral Leadership


The leadership structure of Darfield Baptist includes Pastors, Elders and Ministry Leaders.

A Pastor is called to be the senior leader in the church working with the Elders to give oversight to the church and to provide support and encouragement and accountability to the various staff and ministry leaders.

Together the Pastor and Elders discern God’s direction and values for the church and seek to keep the church moving forward in unity. The vision and values are communicated to the wider leadership and church for dialogue and affirmation.  Elders are appointed by the church members at the Annual Meeting in February.

Other Staff and Ministry Leaders are appointed by the Senior Pastor and Elders and affirmed by the church members. Key qualities sought for in these people include a devotion to Jesus Christ and His Church, along with a passion for their ministry and an ability to develop a team to achieve their goals.

We are committed to the following ministries, by providing leadership, resources, training and finances :

Youth Ministry; Children’s Ministry; Worship (Music & Creative Ministry); Sunday Services; Neighbourhood Community Groups; Community Ministry; Mission; Prayer; Administration and Facilities.


  • Kurt Frauenstein
  • Judi Lawrence
  • Michael Sampson

Senior Pastor – Currently Vacant

Interim Pastor – Jim Patrick

Youth Pastor – Hannah Cossey

Ministry Leaders

Admin Team – Martin Bruce

Children – Soon-Lee Spicer

Worship – Tim and Sally Broughton

Community Ministry – Brian Knopp (Chair of Two Rivers Community Trust)

Neighbourhood Community Groups – Pastor

Prayer – Pastor

Overseas Mission – Judi Lawrence

Sunday Services – Pastor

Want to join our team? Contact us