Rev Colin Pavitt
Before taking up the leadership of Brunswick in 2002 Colin worked in Africa and South America. While working in overseas mission Colin met his wife Marcia from Belo Horizonte Brazil. They have been married for over 25 years and have two grown up children.
So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.’Acts 6:2-6
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I was born in Gloucester and have most of my life living here. I have been married to Gary for 38 years and we have 2 daughters. Bethan who lives in Sheffield and is getting married soon and Emily who lives in London. I have worked for Gloucestershire County Council in the Adult Social Care department for the past 15 years and am currently employed as a Social Care Assessor. I first came to Brun when I became a Christian at the age of 15. I moved away to Cardiff when I was 18 and returned to Brun in 1984 when my children were small. I have been here ever since then, being part of the children’s work and latterly the Treasurer. When I am not at church I enjoy walking and gardening.
I gave my life to the Lord at the age of 5, was baptized in Princes Risborough Baptist Church when I was 12 and became a member of the same church when I was 18. At the age of 18 I moved to Brazil to take a gap year before going to University, however God’s plans were slightly different and I remained in Brazil for 25 years working as a missionary. It was in Brazil that I gained my qualifications: a teaching degree in Religious Education, a computing degree and later a degree in Portuguese and Hebrew and amazingly God has used all of these degrees in his work! My passion in Brazil was working with children both rich and poor, two of these children are now my adopted son and daughter. I returned to England in February 2015 and became a member of Brunswick Baptist Church where I now enjoys taking part in the Worship group playing the flute and teaching English to non-native speakers.
I am Gloucester born & bred and have been married to Evelyn for almost 45 years. We have four adult children. Although retired now, my working life was been spent in a variety of engineering roles. I have been a Deacon at Brun for nearly 45 years and a church member for 53 years. As a great fan of rugby, I hold a season ticket for Gloucester Rugby and cheer them on as often as possible.
I was born in Manchester but moved to Bath in order to attend university as a mature student and whilst there, I married my wife, Fay. We have two married daughters and three grandchildren. Before going to university, I had already accepted Christ into my life but it was at university that He became real to me. On graduation, I joined the IT department of a large engineering company in South Gloucestershire before moving to Gloucester. For the remainder of my working life, I was employed by an insurance company in various roles, most of which involved IT to one degree or another.
I grew up in a Christian home with a younger brother in Portsmouth. But it wasn’t until I was 15 at the summer camp Soul Survivor, that I finally made a real owned commitment to my faith.
At 16 I moved with my family to Thornbury where I became a member of the local Baptist Church and got involved with youth work, starting new youth clubs and developing existing work. This is really where I tested my calling and feel that God put serving young people on my heart.
In August 2015 I married the love of my life and together we took the decision to follow my calling as a Youth Worker, where I started with Brun a month later.
I am married to Vidas and have two daughters. We moved to Gloucester from Lithuania in 2004. In 2010 we joined the European Christian Mission and established ‘World Cafe’, which is a unique ministry amongst the refugee and asylum seekers community in the city. I am passionate about church and its vital role in every aspect of life. I love seeing people ‘dig deeper’ in the knowledge of God, using their passion and skill to build His kingdom.
Originally from Hull, Stuart came to live in Gloucester in 2005 after meeting his wife Lorna a year earlier. Stuart has been a youth worker for over thirty years, but is now focusing on Sunday School for pre-teens as well as leading worship in church.
Born & bred in Stafford, Trevor moved to Gloucester in 1990, with wife Rachel and two children (now grown up). Trevor preaches and leads worship in Brun’ and elsewhere, has been known to lead Children’s Holiday Clubs in Gloucestershire and Romania, and plays a variety of instruments in our music group.
Trevor is one of two new deacons.