The Rev'd Shahbaz Javed came to the United Kingdom from Pakistan in 2006 to be a minister of Walthamstow United Reformed Asian Church.  He was trained and ordained by the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan in 1996.  He holds M.Div. from Pakistan and M.Th. in Missiology from South Korea.

    He is married and has four children.  His wife, Memona Shahbaz, is completing her training 
    at Westminster College, Cambridge, and will be working as a URC Minister attached to the Forest Group of Churches.  Rev. Javed now holds three ministerial positions including Wanstead URC where he started on Sunday 18th January 2015; this appointment is for a year.

    He also ministers to Walthamstow United Reformed Asian Church and Grange Park URC.  Rev. Javed is very excited to be a minister of Wanstead URC and would like to see the church grow in its witness and mission in the community.  He looks forward to being connected with the congregation and community in Wanstead.