Our People


Here at Streatham Baptist Church (SBC) we are led by our Ministerial Team who are Chris Andre-Watson (Interim Minister), Nathan McGuire and Rachel Waitt, our Joint Associate Ministers. Working with our children and young people are Sue King (Volunteer Children’s Coordinator) and Neil Charlton (Youthworker). These individuals are supported by our dedicated office team and our gifted volunteers.

The Leadership Team is made up of members of the church who meet to pray and seek God’s vision for the church. It currently consists of Chris, Nathan and Rachel, along with Jackie Ritter, Jung Khang, Laura Lock, Stephen Joseph and Suzann Douglas.

Our Leadership Team


Rev. Chris Andre-Watson

Interim Minister

Chris began his career in 1984 as a local newspaper reporter in East London at the age of 19 before being called to Baptist ministry. After training at Spurgeon’s College in South London he began his first ministry at Brixton Baptist Church and followed this as London Regional Coordinator for BMS World Mission. In 2015 Chris began ministry at Clapham Baptist Church and also developed a role as a transitional minister, assisting churches such as SBC in pastoral vacancy. He has been married for 30 years to Pat, headteacher of a local primary school and has two teenage children. Hobbies including music sports and reading.

Email: info@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 (ext 205) | Mobile: 07462079382


Rev. Nathan McGuire

Associate Minister

Nathan has been serving as Associate Minister at Streatham Baptist Church since 2017. Nathan recognises the value that Jesus places upon the individual and he passionately desires to be an authentic embodiment of the heart of Jesus in his daily life. Over the past 10 years, he has sought to amplify the voice of the marginalised and to fight against injustice in the UK and around the world. Nathan is a creative at his core and loves to take his canon camera on hikes and retreats.

Email: nmcguire@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 (ext 211)


Rachel Waitt

Associate Minister

Rachel is one of our Associate Ministers and a part-time student at Spurgeon’s College. She is married and has two children. She has lived in South London since 2000 when she came here as a young teacher and has been part of the congregation of Streatham Baptist Church since then. Rachel has been part of the staff team since 2017. She has a heart for local mission and discipleship- sharing the love and good news of Jesus through relationships and social action. She loves spending time with family and friends and putting the world to rights over cups of tea.

Email: rwaitt@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 (ext 204) | Mobile: 07947936593


Jackie Ritter


A SBC member since 1991, after returning from working in Nigeria with Tearfund, Jackie has been a church leader since 2009. Her current leadership portfolios are Safeguarding, HR, International Mission and membership of the Risk Management Strategy Group. A Streatham GP since 1993, she brings a wide life experience to her leadership role. Having held a number of church roles, she currently supports her husband Richard to lead a Life and Pastoral Care Group.

Jackie’s desire is to see people reach their full potential in God, living active discipled lives. Her hobbies are complicates knitting, detective/mystery programmes and music..

Email: jritter@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 

Laura Lock


Laura is a retired mental health Occupational Therapist with experience in NHS senior management and leading an award-winning national special interest group. She joined SBC in 1986 following three years in YWAM where she led a mobile theatre outreach in UK and abroad. She’s led a homegroup, youth group, pub outreach, church survey, trained LifeGroup and other leaders and helped with discipleship strategy, prophecy, prayer ministry and worship. Laura studies Biblical Counselling and Spurgeon’s Ministry skills. She’s passionate about effective church leadership and discipleship and feels called to enable church leaders with her husband. She loves people, family and fun.

Email: llock@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 



Jung has been at SBC for seven years after worshipping most of her adult life at All Souls Langham Place in central London where John Stott taught.  A decade ago she became closely involved with a Coptic Orthodox community with whom she shares a close spiritual walk and prayer in this ancient way of discipling derived from the Early Fathers.

She works as an executive coach latterly with charity leaders, as well as other professionals in management training and mentoring.

Jung has a number of godchildren with whom she enjoys cultural life in London.

Email: jkhang@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515



Stephen has been at SBC since April 2018 & he’s married with three children.

Since becoming a member at SBC he has served within the children’s ministry, Worship team, the Night Shelter (for the homeless) Alpha course and runs a Life group with his wife Siew Wah. Stephen has a heart for sharing the Gospel & seeing lifes transformed by God. Since being baptised in 1993, Stephen has also served as a Missionary in Kenya, been involved with a Church plant in Brixton and has a Diploma in Biblical Studies which he obtained at Hampstead Bible College where he studied for 2yrs.

Stephen is passionate about prayer & loves to serve the Church of Christ.

Stephen enjoys cooking at home, watching sports and going out for bike rides.

Email: sjoseph@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515


Suzann has been at SBC since 2015.  She is part of the worship team at SBC and helps to coordinate the worship teams.  She began her church journey in 1991, being baptised at and worshipping at Kensington Temple and later joining Hillsong London, at its inception, where she worshipped for a few years.
Suzann works in Banking.  She is also an author and qualified counsellor.  Suzann is passionate about emotional healing and justice!  She loves supporting clients in the counselling room and finds it both an honour and rewarding to see the growth and change that happens with clients.  She is also involved in mental health and diversity initiatives within Banking.
Suzann loves to have good chats and catch-ups with her support network of friends and family members.  She also loves to travel.

Email: sdouglas@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515

Our Staff Team


Oliver Medla

Church Manager
Oliver is our Church Manager. He is an experienced manager, who has previously worked as a consultant in Project and IT Management.
He, along with his wife Carol have attended Streatham Baptist Church for many years.


Email: omedla@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 (ext 203)

Neil Charlton

Neil Charlton

Youth Worker

I joined Lewin in October 2009 as a full-time youth worker. I have over 15 years of experience in youth work. I have served several schools as a sports coach, a pastoral worker, and a mentor working with the London Metropolitan Police. I have led events for teenagers locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012 I received a London Youth Award recognising my work among young Londoners.

I enjoy learning about new or pioneering expressions of church. I love to read & study & am currently completing theological studies at Spurgeon’s College. I am married to Tatenda & have a step-son, Gabriel.

Email: ncharlton@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515 (ext 201) | Mobile: 07904667082

Neil Charlton

Seher Parnell

Friendly Club Manager

Seher has been working with the club for the past 10 years and really enjoys organising the various activities for the over 60’s.
She is married with 2 children and lives in Croydon. She also works another part time job. She enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Email: friendlyclub@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515

Neil Charlton

Zac Healy

Church Caretaker

Email: zhealy@streathambaptist.com | Telephone: 020 8769 1515

Our Volunteer Staff


Felica Ansah


James Barrick

Local Mission

Kemi Olaniyan


Richard Ritter

Ministry Development Facilitator