Hello! Welcome to our website!
I have been the Pastor at CBC since 2008 after having come to the UK in 2003 as a missionary, where I spent 10 months working at the church as an evangelist and later helped a church plant for the following 3 years.
It has been the greatest gift to my family and I to have ministered here in Chiswick Baptist Church (CBC) for the past 14 years. The Lord has taught us so many things; He has strengthened our faith and trust in Him, and, most importantly, our hope in Christ. It is my prayer that He will continue to do that through the ministry of CBC.
I have two passions as a pastor: one is to reach out to people who don't know Jesus Christ as their saviour through equipping our congregation to spread the good news. The second is to create a Christ-centered community where people of all walks of life can come together to grow in their faiths, and fellowship together.
I would like to personally invite you to come visit us. We have our main service at 10 am on Sundays, and many other events throughout the month. We'd love to see you!
Pastor Steve Messersmith
Born and raised in inner city London. Joe read History, then Law.
After a year working with physically and mentally impaired young people he worked with street people near Waterloo, before spending 15 years in the Magistrates Courts Service.
Joe studied part time at two seminaries and recently completed an advanced level degree in Theology with the University of Wales Trinity St David.
Joe is an experienced Pastor and Evangelist, and joined the CBC team as a Pastor in 2022. He currently leads the Chiswick Bible Institute. Prior to this, he taught an in-depth course at CBC on the topic of Church History.
Joe is married to Mandy and they have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren.
Joe loves doing Bible evidence tours of the British Museum and
Christian Heritage days out. He also enjoys dog walking, running, West Ham Football, spending time with family and impersonating Bob Dylan!