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Leadership Team

Our leadership team consists of our two pastors (Stuart & Paul) and a team of deacons. The pastors give the spiritual lead and direction to the church, whilst the deacons work with them and take care of the practical matters of the church and our buildings. 
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Stuart Balmer (Pastor)    Paul Buss (Pastor) - Children and families 
Married to Andrea and father of three grown up children. Born and bred in Suffolk he loves all sports, is a long suffering supporter of Ipswich Town and enjoys camping, walking, gardening and the outdoor life in general. He has been a follower of Jesus since he was 14 and has led both rural and town churches before joining us here at FBC in 2019. He says 'My greatest joy in life is introducing Jesus to people, and helping them understand the Bible and it's relevance to life today'.   Paul joined us in September '21 having completed his Bible college training. He's married to Jane and dad to seven children. He loves being around people and has a passion for creative arts. Paul heads up our children, youth and families ministries, as well as working closely with Stuart in all aspects of church life. 
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Peter Davidson - Facilities    Martin Aylett - Tech
Peter has lived in Fressingfield all his life. He became a follower of Jesus over 40 years ago when he was 18 years old.  He runs a local construction business and is currently heading up the Church rebuilding project.   Martin is married to Liz and they have two grown up children (and seven grandchildren). Now retired after 40 years in BT, he is a Trustee of 11 primary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk. Martin looks after our tech at church. He became a follower of Jesus when he was 13 years old.
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Owen Le-Roy    Callum Le-Roy (Buildings)
Owen is married with two grown up boys. He lives and works just outside Fressingfield on Pixey Green manufacturing crop drying equipment, having moved from Hertfordshire 20 years ago.   Callum is married to Emma and lives in Needham. Callum is self employed and keeps busy with building and agriculture. 
Richard Walsh   Ryan Blowers
Richard is a pig and arable farmer married to Jean with four grown up sons and four grandchildren. He was converted at Fressingfield Baptist Church on Easter Sunday in 1976 and has been attending ever since. In the early 80's he became Treasurer and Deacon to the Church. Richard has discovered that God's plan has definitely been better than his own.      
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Trevor Thompson - Health & Safety, GDPR    
Trevor is married to Alison and has lived in Fressingfield for 23 years. Trevor has a background in finance having worked for Nat West for 30 years. He works as a business manager for a specialist highways company.    

If you need to contact the Church then please visit the Contact Us page.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit


If you're new to church don't worry, so were most of us at some point! If you're thinking about coming along on a Sunday here are some basic bits and pieces you might find helpful.

Dress code - we don't have one! Just come in what you're comfortable in - God's much more interested in what's going on inside you than what you look like outside!

Singing - yes, we sing songs of worship and songs to encourage each other. Some of the songs are traditional but many have a contemporary feel to them. Usually our music team of keyboards, guitar's, flutes and drums lead the singing. If you don't know the songs, or aren't really a 'singer' that's OK - you don't have to join in!

Children - we love
children and they are always welcome. Sunday mornings start at 10:00am with 'The Lighthouse' especially for children. Check out the 'Children and Youth' page for more info. Children then come and join their parents  during the main service - which we try to make it accessible for them, though for younger one's you may want to bring something to help them. For the very youngest (0-6) we run and supervised creche during the service.

Bible teaching - this is a key part of what we do on Sundays. Each week one of our ministers explains a part of the Bible and helps us see how it applies to our lives the rest of the week. Our Bible teaching times are massively important to us because we believe that the Bible is God's word and the primary way he speaks to us - so we unashamedly make time to read and study it each week. 

How long? The Sunday morning service is a maximum of 1hr 15 min (apart from when it includes communion - then it often lasts a bit longer). 

Parking - we have a large car park at the chapel

Accessibility - our whole building is fully accessible, with a lift for those who need help to get to the first floor. We operate a loop system for hearing impaired. 

If you need more information or would like help in some other way please feel free to email or call our minister, Stuart Balmer at or on 07864 654688. We look forward to saying hello in person soon.