Our Leadership Team

Rev Michael Anokye: Baptist Minister

Our Minister: Rev Michael Anokye

Michael serves as a Minister at the Olive Tree Church in Luton, Bedfordshire, bringing a wealth of academic and professional experiences to his role. Holding a Master’s Degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Roehampton University, Michael’s educational background is further enriched by a Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management from the University of Surrey, a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary School Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Religious Education from the University of Birmingham, a Bachelor of Theology in Ministerial Theology from Roehampton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religions from the University of Ghana.

Before transitioning to church ministry, Michael established a commendable career in health and social care, education, and chaplaincy. As a testament to his dedication and scholarly pursuits, Michael received the Whitelands Guild Prize for Ministerial Theology Academic Development and the Best Overall Performance Award for ministerial students at Roehampton University. His passion for teaching Philosophy and Religion earned him a scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching studies at the University of Birmingham. His diverse educational background and professional experiences uniquely equip him to contribute meaningfully to the spiritual and physical aspects of the Olive Tree Church community.

Michael shares his life’s journey with Irene, his beloved wife, and they nurture a family of four – two boys and two girls ranging from 8 to 16 years old. Rooted in unwavering faith, Michael draws from a rich heritage in the Holy Spirit, demonstrating a profound connection through the manifestation of spiritual gifts such as prophecy, word of knowledge, healing, and working miracles. His passion extends to embracing the various giftings of the Holy Spirit, all fuelled by a passionate desire to witness revival and host the tangible Presence of God.

Michael’s life is a compelling narrative, illustrating that God often chooses the seemingly unqualified to accomplish remarkable things. This testimony inspires, affirming that God can work through anyone for His divine purposes.

Yours in Christ

The Lay Members:

Sunday School and Messy Church Leader: Claire McGuckin on 07923 242891

Madit Grant: Senior Steward.

Madit Grant is the Senior Steward of the Olive Tree Church. As a Steward her role is to give leadership and help over the whole range of the church’s life and activities and hold together in unity the variety of concerns that are contained within the ministry of the church.

Madit has been an active member of the Olive Tree Church with her husband Roy since the coming together of the two churches in 2014. (Blenheim Baptist Church and St Margaret’s Methodist Church) now known as the Olive Tree Church. Prior to 2014 Madit was a long-standing member of St Margaret’s Methodist Church since 1990. Madit is an elected Trustee and Church Officer who, alongside the ministry team, form the leadership of the Olive Tree Church.

Madit is also actively involved in running a Singing Café supporting local people in the community living with Dementia and their carers; creating a safe space for local people within the local community to make new friends, deepen friendships and share experiences of living with Dementia.

Madit likes to start each day with an early morning walk and prayers. Outside of church activities Madit spends most of her time supporting her family and enjoys spending time with her 18 month old granddaughter Stella.