Meet our elders

Meet our elders

The elders have overall pastoral concern for the spiritual and practical needs of the church family and are also passionate about training and equipping others both to serve Jesus in the church, and to live for him through every part of their lives.

Tim and Ade are the elders at East Street Baptist Church. They have the joy and responsibility, under God, for prayerfully leading the church, setting the vision and direction, and ensuring that we remain firmly true to the Bible in all that we do. Through the preaching and teaching, they seek to clearly point to Jesus, applying his Word for people in all stages of life and faith.

Both Tim and Ade are local lads, having grown up in and around Walworth and the surrounding areas. They both care deeply about the area they grew up in and want nothing more than to see God at work in Walworth, saving souls and transforming lives.

Tim Whitton, pastor

Tim Whitton (pastor)

  • Tim is the full-time pastor who has the main responsibility for preaching and teaching the Bible.
  • He is married to Sarah and they have three children.

Ade Afuwape (elder)

  • Ade Afuwape is in full-time secular employment and serves the church by taking an active role in pastoral care. He is married to Rachel and they have a young son.

We would love to welcome you into our church family and for you to be at home here. We always want to be approachable. Please come and find one of us for a friendly conversation so we can get to know you better.