Richard Foster became a Christian in 1980, as a teenager, when his youth leader explained the need to trust in the Lord Jesus as the only one who could deal with his sin and bring him into a right relationship with God. He moved to Swindon in 1989 for work, was baptised at SWEC and married to Rosemary in 1990. They have two children. He became a Deacon in 1995 and enjoys teaching children, particularly in the Holiday Bible Clubs. He has been an Elder since 2009 with responsibility for the children’s groups and is chair of the church trustees.