The President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain is elected annually and takes office at the Annual Baptist Assembly held in May.
The President’s main role is as a communicator/facilitator of our Union’s vision and mission. The President travels around our Union, engaging with local churches, regional Associations and Colleges.
A key part of the role is leading the Baptist Steering Group
(BSG) Accompanying Group
, which provides prayer support and shares in spiritual and missional reflection with BSG.
There will also be occasions when the President will provide a symbol or focus for unity of our Union, and as such will represent our Union at various civic and ecumenical events.
President: The Revd Dr Chris Ellis
President Elect: The Revd Jenni Entrican
is an experienced Baptist minister who trained at Regent’s Park College and began his pastoral ministry in Brighton in 1972. He has subsequently ministered in Cardiff, Swindon, Sheffield and Nottingham, and was also principal of Bristol Baptist College.
Chris has a keen interest in worship and has written a number of books on this subject, as well as publishing hymns, prayers, and daily bible reading notes. He shared in the editing of Gathering for Worship
, the book which offers support to the Baptist community in leading worship in the 21st century. His focus for the year is ‘Higher, Deeper, Wider’ – based on the second half of Ephesians 3.
A small group study course called Let's Talk About Worship accompanies his Presidential year.
Click here to access Chris Ellis' blog
Click here to access a list of former BUGB Presidents