The President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain is elected annually and takes office at the annual Baptist Assembly held in May. Our current President, Dianne Tidball, took office at our Assembly in Harrogate on 13 May 2017. David Gregory was also welcomed as our new Vice-President.
The President’s main role is as a communicator/facilitator of our Union’s vision and mission. The President travels around our Union, engaging with local churches, regional Associations and Colleges.
A key part of the role is leading the Baptist Steering Group
(BSG) Accompanying Group
, which provides prayer support and shares in spiritual and missional reflection with BSG.
There will also be occasions when the President will provide a symbol or focus for unity of our Union, and as such will represent our Union at various civic and ecumenical events.
President: The Revd Dianne Tidball
Vice President: The Revd David Gregory
After 20 years in teaching, Dianne has served as a minister in two Baptist Churches, Ruislip and North Bushey. For eight years she served as Regional Team Leader in the East Midlands (until her retirement in 2016) and served on a number of BUGB national committees.
She is married to Derek with one son Richard who is married to Jenny. She has written a number of books published by IVP and Christian Focus, has been a speaker at various conferences and travelled widely teaching the Bible and inspiring others in discipleship.
Please click here to find out more about 'As in heaven'
- Dianne's theme for her year as President.
Click here to access a list of former BUGB Presidents
Click here to access 'Anointed to do good' - the theme for Rupert Lazar's Presidential Year 2016-17.
Click here to access letters from Jenni Entrican and guest blogs on the Daring Greatly theme of her Presidential year 2015-16.
Click here to access the blog posts from Chris Ellis during his Presidential year 2014-15.
Click here to access the blog posts from Ernie Whalley during his Presidential year 2013-14.