Our Missionary Families




The Marshalls - Di and Phil are serving with SIM and are based in Singapore. Di is the Deputy International Director of SIM and Phil the missiologist for the Asia-Pacific region. They are responsible for nurturing and encouraging new generations in mission in that region.




The Barleys - Martin and Elizabeth along with Elias and Simeon 

minister to the urban poor in Nigeria. (West Africa)  




Pete and Nomes - They are deeply committed to serving long-term as part of Global Interaction’s Central Asia team. They look forward to immersing themselPeterNomes2017ves in the language and culture of the H people. As they build relationships, their hope and prayer is that they might be able to proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel in ways that H people will understand. Ultimately, their desire is that the H people would trust in Jesus and together experience new life in Christ.




Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes


This is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse that brings good news and great joy to kids in need through a simple shoebox filled with gifts. Every year, generous people, schools, churches and businesses pack shoeboxes with gifts.  A shoebox is far more than just a gift… it opens up a world of life-changing opportunities for the child, their family and their community. Globally, more than 100 million shoeboxes have been given to kids in need in more than 130 countries since 1993. Metford Community Baptist Church is proud to participate in this ministry.

Our Sponsor Child


Metford Community Baptist Church recognises God's calling to help children, and as a church family we support through Baptist World Aid SAO Children.


Michael, from Uganda, is six years old. He lives with his Mum, Dad, two brothers and three sisters in a house made of mud brick. 

Most of the adults in the community are peasant farmers. There is a lake nearby and many adults and young people are involved in fishing which means many children drop out of school to earn money fishing. School classes are big, over 80 students per class. Many adults are illiterate. Please pray for Michael and his family as they work to end poverty in their community. Pray for loving and healthy homes, a thriving community, and wisdom for the village leadership and local government.


Ways we raise money for missions


Aside from our yearly missions budget, we fund raise throughout the year for extra projects:Jams and Stamps


We sell honey, jams and relishes with all proceeds going to mission families, Samaritans Purse and individual projects.


We collect use stamps to fund raise for our denominational mission called Global Interaction.


We collect used 2L & 4L Ice cream containers to sell to a local fibreglass business to fund raise for missions.


We fill a drink bottle for clean drinking water - ladies at D.O.V.E are collecting gold coins for a safe drinking water project with Samaritans Purse.


Our youth participate in a yearly event that raise funds and awareness for various mission organisations.