Meet the Team

Paul Risbridger

Elder

Paul took a diploma in Horticulture and then started Gardening for folk using a bike to get around. He now has a small gardening business and tends to employ someone part-time. He has lived in Guildford all his life (apart from college) and moved to Guildford Park Church with his family about the time the church was restarted 20 years ago.

Paul has two adult daughters and comes from a big family having three brothers and three sisters.  Paul’s responsibilities are particularly for pastoral care.

Charlie Matthews

Elder

Charlie graduated from Swansea University with an economics degree and has worked in finance all his life.  He became a Christian during his early teens but it was only when at university that his faith really grew.  After working in a church plant in Reading his employment moved to Guildford where he now runs a Financial Consultancy company.

Charlie is married to Esther and they have 4 four boys, three at university and one studying for his A levels.  Charlie has particular responsibility for Evangelism and Church improvement projects and runs the Friday night Teens group called Compass Point.  He Enjoys spending time with his family and Paragliding.

Tony Rummery

Deacon

Tony has lived in Guildford almost all his life and studied Linguistics at the University of Surrey specialising in Russian and German. He is married to Sue and they have one teenage son. He works locally in the IT department of a large company. He is the church’s Treasurer and is responsible for all aspects of the finance, is involved in maintaining links with the wider Grace Baptist community and is a Trustee of Guildford Park Church Trust. He also occasionally assists with the teaching and preaching. In his spare time he enjoys photography, cycling, golf, walking the dog and holidays