I am passionate about teaching God's word and applying it our everyday lives, seeing lives transformed by the Holy Spirit and encouraging the church to be a group of people who actively reach out into local communities with the love and hope of Jesus.
Claire regularly leads worship in the church. She works locally in Lymm where she recruits SEN teachers and support staff into schools.
Prior to being minister in Lymm I served as minister at Epworth Baptist Church (2012-15), having previously been minister in training at Stockport Baptist Church along side study at Northern Baptist College.
Before I trained for ministry I worked as a full-time musician. Initially this included teaching piano peripatetically and working as a part time worship leader at Hazel Grove Baptist Church. More recently (2006-9) I was music director at Christ Church Clifton in Bristol.
I blog regularly on issues of Christian discipleship at 7minutes.net.
When I am not “ministering” I work for a Silicon Valley company. I have worked in technology for over 25 years initially as software engineer and now as Director of Marketing and Communications. I think the dual role helps me to stay rooted in everyday work with all its problems!
I am married to Alison and we have 3 daughters Anna, Laura and Sarah all either studying at University or recently finished. In my “spare time” I love walking, reading, music, socialising … and I will travel over land and sea if there is the slightest chance of skiing.
From there I ended up doing two Gap Years with Youth for Christ, travelling around the country and getting youth work experience on the job, whilst growing a deeper relationship with God. After that, I began a degree in Applied Youth and Theology at Moorlands Bible College and as part of my placement for the degree began interning in youth and children’s work in the Church I had grown up in! After I had finished my degree course, I stayed on at the Church as a member of staff until after two more years I felt God calling me to new pastures – and that’s how I found Lymm!
I’m really passionate about helping young people understand the Gospel and the impact that a personal relationship with God can have on their lives, as well as navigating the various challenges of teenage life.
I’m passionate about connecting with, and supporting children and families both within the church and in the wider community. Since becoming a parent, I know more than ever just how important it is to find your “tribe” and have dependable and compassionate support through all stages of a family’s life.
I love spending time outdoors, dancing around to worship music, playing crazy games with my children or building fantastic rocket ships out of cardboard. I like cooking and baking and then eating the things I make with the people I love. I love dungarees, books about dragons, laughing and cups of tea.
Brought up in a Christian home, I made a personal commitment to Jesus at the age of 6 and was baptised as a teenager - I have witnessed God’s continuous faithfulness ever since, even through the difficult times.
I have a full-time job in the IT industry, and in my spare time enjoy hill walking and mountain biking.
I came to know Jesus as a child after being taken to church from a very young age and was baptised by choice at the age of sixteen. So my whole life (with all its ups and downs) is testament to God’s love, wisdom and faithfulness.
Before retirement I worked mainly part-time in admin/reception roles. I know it makes me weird but I really enjoy public speaking. I’m an avid reader. I’ve found a great exercise/dance class here in Lymm and it’s a joy to spend time with grandchildren.
With my wife Ruth we became members of Lymm Baptist Church a few years ago, immediately feeling welcomed and valued. I have found LBC to be a vibrant church with a loving and caring heart for each other and the community. With God’s help my priority is to serve, support and encourage my Christian family at LBC, seeing others begin and continue to grow in their faith as we journey on in life together.
My career was in menswear, a local retail business in Stockton Heath. Retired now for a number of years, which has been very agreeable and recommended. Folk from time to time asking me “Roy, what are you doing now you’re retired?” The answer is easy…”enjoying life” Enjoying travel both at home and abroad. Enjoying most sports, especially golf (well most of the time!) and not least, the continuing enjoyment of Christian fellowship at Lymm Baptist Church.
Over the years I’ve been encouraged through my commitment to attending the various weekly services and have been actively involved in many aspects of church life with a particular heart for adult and senior-youth small group discipleship and evangelism.
I am married to Jazz, a Derbyshire girl who can also testify to the blessings of the LBC church family since relocating to the North West following our marriage in 2019.
I work part time as an Actuary at an insurance firm and I am also studying part time for a masters in psychology, which is something I started in lockdown and I am really enjoying. I am fortunate to have Christian parents and was baptised at around 13. I love the opportunity LBC gives for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come together as a family and would love see the church even more embedded in the community.
I passionately believe in the power of the Church body working in unity and all people bringing their own gifts to serve and bless others. Being a part of the leadership I hope to serve and bless others with the gifts I carry whilst encouraging others to do the same.
"If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body? As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body." 1 Corinthians 12:19-20
Over the years, I have been involved with various activities, particularly the youth work and have been job sharing the church administrator role with Alison since January 2013.
I have 2 grown up children and a granddaughter, who keeps me busy.
I have attended LBC since moving to Lymm in 1995 and have always been actively involved.
I have been a member of staff since January 2013, sharing the role of Church Administrator with Sam.
I am married to Will and have three grown-up children.