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Elder Dai Franks

Dai was born and educated in South Wales.  He moved to Essex in the early 1970’s to pursue his career as a Secondary School Teacher. 

Dai taught Physics and Chemistry for nearly 20 years before moving to a Special School catering for pupils with learning difficulties.

During his teaching career he served as a local secretary and negotiator for a Teacher Trade Union.

Dai has been a Christian from his youth being brought up in a Methodist Chapel in South Wales.  He joined Grays Baptist Tabernacle (now GBC) in 1973 following his baptism.
He was elected to the deaconate in Nov 1976 and became one of the first Elders to be appointed in Nov 1995.               

In the past Dai has taught Sunday School, led the Youth Group and currently leads worship.

Dai is married to Jane who is the Church’s musical director. They have four children and six grandchildren. 

Dai is a keen sportsman having in his younger days captained Thurrock Teacher’s Football Club and later played rugby for Thurrock Rugby Club.