London Baptists Ministers Conference

Baptist Ministers Conference 2022


Steve & Velveta will be leading worship at the Baptist Ministers Conference at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon

Guest Speakers
Professor Robert Beckford

Robert Beckford is professor of climate and social justice at the University of Winchester, professor of Black theology at Queen’s Ecumenical Foundation and professor of Theology at Vu University, Amsterdam.

Robert is best known as a broadcaster, having made a multitude of television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Robert’s research focuses on the intersection of race, class, gender and

the social and religious environment. He has won numerous awards for his work including a BAFTA and a Jamaican Diaspora Award.

Rev. Hayley Young

Hayley is a Baptist Minister with over 13 years’ experience in church leadership, multi-denominational contexts and mission/leadership support including on digital strategy and mission. She is currently Vice President of Baptists Together and is Strategic Transitional Regional Minister of the Northern Baptist Association.

She has a passion for seeing churches released to fulfil all that God has called to them. She is a gifted preacher and teacher and has a particular interest

in seeing Millenials and Gen Z released into church leadership.

Worship Leaders
Steve & Velveta Thompson

Steve & Velveta have been part of the broader music ministry and industry for over three decades. Steve is a multi-instrumentalist, record producer, composer, and arranger. He has worked as a Musical Director for Graham Kendrick for over thirty years and worked with many other artists worldwide. He’s travelled to over 120 countries! Velveta is a professional singer in her own right.

Steve & Velveta teach at various establishments (including the London School of Theology), sharing their experiences of so many years with humour and depth.



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