Carey Conference 20202019-08-07T22:27:52+01:00



Tuesday 7th  – Thursday 9th January

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE551AU


Jeff Smith, Mostyn Roberts, Kees van Kralingen, Lewis Allen, Luke Jenner, David & Elinor Magowan

There is no more vital theme than Christ-centred ministry. Our mission is to preach Christ, and call all to repentance and faith in him. Our leadership and pastoral care are to reflect his character and priorities. And our desire is that we and our churches grow in love for Christ. Our goal is for his Name to be honoured in the church and the world.
We are very pleased to welcome Jeff Smith to the conference this year; he is pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Florida, which is a member of the Reformed Baptist Network. He will be focusing on the central theme of the Cross of Christ.
2020 is the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. Mostyn Roberts will be reflecting on one of our Baptist forefathers Roger Williams, who was a pioneer of religious freedom.

Please plan to join us for the Carey Conference in Swanwick 7th-9th January 2020. Pastors and their wives are warmly welcomed, along with all men and women involved in Christian ministry and leadership.

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Jeffery Smith

Jeffery Smith has been in pastoral ministry since 1990, and since 2009 has been serving at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek, Florida. In addition to his regular pastoral responsibilities, Jeff speaks at various conferences and serves on the governing board and as lecturer for Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is the author of Lazarus and the Rich Man: The Plain Truth About Life After Death published by EP.

Jeff will be bringing three messages, focusing on The Cross of Christ: The Message of the Cross, The Preaching of the Cross, and The Cross and the Pattern of Christian Ministry.

Dr Kees van Kralingen

Dr Kees van Kralingen is an elder in the Independent Baptist Church of Papendrecht, The Netherlands with responsibilities for teaching and mission, and is the editor of Reformation Today.

Christ as our King and the extension of his kingdom.  The Kingdom of Christ is now advancing until the day he returns in glory. How will faith in Christ our King stimulate us to proclaim the gospel of his kingdom, and the message of repentance and forgiveness of sins to a lost world?

Mostyn Roberts

Mostyn Roberts has been the pastor of Welwyn Evangelical Church since 1998. He lectured in Systematic Theology for eighteen years at London Seminary and has been chairman of Evangelical Press. He is the author of the Bitesize Biography of Francis Schaeffer and of The Subversive Puritan: Roger Williams and Freedom of Conscience.

New World: New Freedom. We will be marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower with a paper on Roger Williams, pioneer of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.

Luke Jenner

Luke Jenner is a native of the South East but since 2010 has been part of the team that pastors Grace Baptist Church, Halifax, a Yorkshire town of great gospel need and opportunity. He teaches on the London Seminary Flourish course.

Luke will be speaking on Christ in the Gospels.  How do we preach from the Gospels?  We will consider the multifaceted testimony of the Gospels concerning Christ, and how they see him as the fulfilment of OT Scripture.

Lewis Allen

Lewis Allen was a pastor in West London for 12 years, before he and his family moved to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, to plant what is now Hope Church. He is director of Gospel Yorkshire.

The Caring Christ – exploring the kindness of the Son of God. Jesus is our High Priest, who continually cares for us in our weaknesses. What does his deep sympathy mean from the Son of God who is “without passions”?

David Magowan

David Magowan was an airport design consultant before training for ministry at Westminster Seminary, California.  He was pastor of Whitby Evangelical Church before becoming co-pastor at Carey Baptist Church in Reading in 2009.  David lectures at London Seminary in Pastoral Studies.

David will be speaking on the theme of Growing in our Love for Christ, both personally and for our church families.

Elinor Magowan

Elinor Magowan is married to David and has been a ministry wife for the last 18 years.  She has worked as a Solicitor and UCCF Staff worker, and has also taught English to speakers of other languages. Elinor was the Women’s Pastoral Worker at UFM Worldwide for four years before joining FIEC in January 2019 as part-time Women’s Ministry Coordinator.

Women’s track: Elinor will be focussing on Hebrews 10, encouraging our faith and confidence in Christ. There are many practical applications for women in the 21st century.


Tuesday 7th January

Registration from 13.30 to 14.30
13.00 Lunch (if pre-booked)
14.30 Mostyn Roberts / Women’s Track
16.00 Tea
16.30 Jeff Smith 1
18.30 Evening Meal
20.00 Lewis Allen

Wednesday 8th January

07.45 Prayer
08.30 Breakfast
09.30 Jeff Smith 2
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Luke Jenner / Women’s Track
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Free Time
16.00 Tea
16.30 Q&A
18.30 Evening Meal
20.00 David Magowan

Thursday 9th January

07.45 Prayer
08.30 Breakfast
09.30 Jeff Smith 3
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Kees van Kralingen
13.00 Lunch and Depart


The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire DE551AU
Tel: 01773 526000


You can book and pay online or by sending payment cheques payable to ‘Carey Conference’ to:

Lois Collier, The Manse, 47 Long Street, Great Ellingham, Norfolk NR17 1LN

£120 for Bible college students
£140 for first timers
£165 if booking by 30th November
£180 from 1st December
Additional lunch on arrival £7.00
Day visitors are also welcome; please see the website for details.

For more information you can contact us by email: or by phone 01953 453347


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