Leadership Team

At Stroud Green Baptist Church we believe in the power of God’s word and in the power of prayer in Jesus name.  We believe that God is the head of His church and therefore we take our leading and direction from Him.  Our church is headed by the lead Pastor and the Deacons who support the Pastor by managing key areas of ministries within the church.  We want to create a church based on love, acceptance and a sense of belonging.  We are passionate about Mission and Evangelism;  reaching out to others both within our community and in the wider world.

Revd. Vania John-Baptiste


Vania is passionate about God and His word and also in seeing the church develop and grow as the family of God, demonstrating love for one another and those in our community. Vania is also a trained counsellor, specialising in bereavement counselling. She also serves as a chaplain at the North London Hospice in North Finchley. She is married to Tony and they have two children, Jasmine and Leah.

Moses Ajayi


Moses serves as a Deacon and is the Church treasurer. Moses has a strong desire for the Word of God and believes that the more we trust in God, the more intimately we come to know Him. Moses is Married to Ola and they have a son, Samuel.

Susanah Adewumi


Susanah has served as a deacon at SGBC since 1998. She devotes her life to looking after the sick and seeing them recover through the healing power of God. Susanah previously worked as a nurse with thirty years of service within the NHS. Susanah loves to worship and praise God and enjoys reading the Bible and reading about the life of Jesus.

Vilma Langran


Vilma has been serving as a deacon at SGBC for over twenty years. She also manages the Missions Teams, is a Sunday School teacher and is presently the Church’s Safeguarding Officer. Vilma is married to Malcolm.