Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Blackwood

We aim to do what Jesus said: love God and love one another

Leadership Team

Mount Pleasant's leadership team consists of 9 deacons and the church's minister, 

Rev. Mark Thomas. 

Mark and his wife Anne have been at Mount Pleasant since January 2010.

Mark occasionally 'ponders' about life : check out the latest here

Prior to coming to Blackwood, Mark worked for the South Wales Baptist Association, National Police Training and the UK Passport Agency. He has also pastored Zion Baptist Church in Cwmcarn.

Mark was President of the Baptist Union of Wales in 2016-17, and a Trustee of the Union from 2013-16.



Along with Mark, the church has a group of elected Deacons responsible for providing leadership to the church.
The deacons are:- Sandra Bray (Church Secretary), Janice Mason, Jon McGarrigle, Karen McGarrigle, Graham Oakes, Linda Smith, Jeremy Steele, Susan Steele (Church Treasurer), Sue Thomas.

Other staff are:

Karen McGarrigle is our Children & Families Worker

Jeremy Steele is our Caretaker

A comment on the most important things in life.

When you get to 'the bottom of things', there are only two things to do:-

  1. Love God with everything you've got and love others as much as you can. Other things matter a lot, but not as much as this, according to Jesus.
  2. See 1 above.