ELT Baptist Church

Leadership and Staff

Martin Oriakhi

Assistant Minister (Ridley Community Church)

Martin is our Assistant Minister responsible for Ridley Community Church in Forest Gate. This is a church plant and revitalisation project of a former mission hall.

Martin grew up in Nigeria in a Christian home. Initially, he thought this made him a Christian automatically but later God showed him in the Bible that being a Christian is not about doing “churchy things” but about knowing Christ and having a relationship with the Saviour. Martin is very grateful for God's grace in his life that brought him into this relationship and sustains him to this day.
Martin has worked in many different careers over the years, including Market Research, Bookshop Retail, Youth-work, Computing and Management before going to London Seminary in North London and entering Christian ministry.  Martin is married to Elizabeth and has three children. He enjoys driving as well as walking, is currently confined to armchair football and considers Tottenham Hotspurs the greatest football club to ever grace the pitch!