Hazel Grove Baptist church


The Mission Team at HGBC

HGBC is a church that reaches out around the world and supports people from all cultures and all contexts. We are inspired by the words of Jesus himself when he gave us the Great Commision.

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.... and surely I am with you always" Matthew 28:18-20

The Mission Team at HGBC is responsible for raising awareness within HGBC of Christian missionary work and encouraging the support of missionary activity in prayerful, practical and financial ways.

We also want to challenge the congregation to be open to the call of God to go out into missionary work. 

HGBC firmly believes that the 'Mission Field' begins as we walk out of the door from church. For practical purposes, we have divided up the work into two areas: Oversea Mission and Home Mission.

The Home Mission Team partner with groups in the UK and the Overseas Mission cover any missional work outside of the UK.

You can find out more about the organisations we support by following these links: Home Mission and Overseas Mission

Mission Team Leaders


Our well established Mission Team is headed up by Jamie and Debbie Erskine. Jamie and Debbie returned from the mission field in Gambia where they worked for sixteen years, as part of the WEC International team. Jamie served as the medical director over three clinics and Debbie as a Church worker and head of Sibanor Christian Pre-School. They have two daughters, Abigail and Lydia.

If you would like to contact Jamie and Debbie e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or t: 0161 487 3708


Prayer is at the heart of the Mission Team. We meet regualry as a small group and at church meetings to pray for our partners around the world.

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