The Leadership Team


The Leadership Team

We are a group of church members who have been elected by the church members to lead the church alongside our minister Ian.

We meet regularly for prayer and discussion about the everyday running of the fellowship and outreach to the community. We are responsible for the practical and spiritual support of the fellowship.

Maureen  Wren, deacon.  I became a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in January 2014 when Ian, my husband was  called to be the Pastor at Lakeside. I was appointed as a deacon in September 2016, it is a pleasure and privilege to serve the fellowship. I am also deputy designated person for "Safeguarding". I am a primary teacher and have been married to Ian for almost 40 years. We have a son Stephen and one grandson Jamie.

My Name is Mike Cross I was converted at a Billy Graham rally on my 20th birthday. My wife Terry and I joined the Church Fellowship in 1974 when we moved into the area living on the Moorside Estate. For 30 years I was a senior Librarian at New College Durham and after that had the great privilege of serving the Church as Lay Pastor for 8 ½ years I now serve as an Elder and Church Secretary. My other interests include reading (and collecting the meaning of words), history, travelling and motor cars

Left to right: Rev Ian Wren.


Elder Mike Cross


Deacon Maureen Wren