B. A. Ramsbottom has been pastor at Bethel Chapel, Luton for over 50 years.

  He was born in Lancashire, where he worked as a teacher and an itinerant preacher before the call to the Pastorate at  Bethel Chapel in the mid 1960’s, taking up the office in January 1967.

 He is known beyond Luton as the author of many books and for 45 years (1971-2015) was the Editor of the Gospel Standard magazine.

 The children’s books in the series “Miracles of Jesus” originated in monthly talks given to the Bethel Sunday School children. Several other of his books including Bible Doctrines Simply Explained; The King who would not Listen and Behind a Frowning Providence – the life of Joseph originated from either Sunday School or Pastor’s Bible Class addresses at Bethel Chapel.

 For many years he served on Gospel Standard committees and regularly preaches at special services up and down the country, but he has always felt his first calling is to the church and congregation which meets at Bethel Chapel.

  For this we have been very thankful to the Lord, as his ministry has been used to call many of us by grace, and weekly instruct us in the truth. Mr Ramsbottom’s ministry is particularly valued for how it magnifies the Lord Jesus Christ – especially in His work of salvation and His glorious offices to His people.

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)