HBC folk
Who's who

We have a wonderful team of folk who keep the church running day-to-day. They are ably supported by a team of elders and deacons, who together form the leadership of Heaton Baptist. 

Staff team
 
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Rev. Dave Tubby - Senior Minister   Outreach Director - Vacant
Dave joined us in 2018, and has a real passion for seeing Jesus changing peoples lives, and seeing people growing in their faith. He has a community heart and believes that church should be looking to serve beyond itself. Committed to the wider area, he currently serves as Chair of Heaton Community Network and is a Trustee for Northern Baptist Association.

Married to Rachel, he has two children and is a Brentford fan. When he's not in church, he enjoys spending time with his family on the beaches or in the hills. 
  We don’t currently have anyone in this job so there’s not really a great deal to say here, except please pray for us as we seek God’s guidance for what this looks like in the future. 
     

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Aileen Innes - Youth & Children's Director   Anna Girling - Youth Worker
Aileen has worked at Heaton Baptist for the last 12 years. She has been in youth ministry in the North East for the past 20 years and her heart is  to see young people grow and flourish in their faith, and she has a real passion to see young people raised up and released into all that God has for them. She also loves to work with families, and loves being involved in Messy Church and All Age services, bringing different generations together. She is passionate about discipleship and loves to help people of all ages grow closer to Jesus. 

Aileen is married to Gordon, and they have two children, Jack and Grace. She enjoys climbing mountains, exploring new places, going to the cinema and eating good food! 
  Anna is the youth worker at Heaton and has been part of the team for the last 5 years. She is passionate about young people knowing their value and worth and loves being part of a team that equips young people to grow in their relationship with God and to share Him with the world around them.

Anna is married to James and loves trips to the beach, sticky toffee pudding and watching Friends.           
     
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Emma Foster - Students Co-ordinator   Louise Ridsdale - Senior Administrator
Emma grew up at Heaton Baptist Church and after spending 4 years away at university returned to HBC to do a gap year helping to lead on the youth team. She enjoyed it so much that she has stayed for another year continuing her role on the youth team and she now also helps to lead the student team!

Emma loves to see young people and students learn more about Jesus, faith and what that means for them.   
  Louise just got a First in a degree in Counselling she’s been studying part-time for, while she’s juggled many other hats. She has a marvellous sense of humour and likes wine. Like Aileen, you’ll only find out more about her if you either speak with her or she actually writes something here!
     
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Elaine Watts - Administrator   Shelley Norman - Facilities Manager
Elaine is brilliant at almost everything. I can’t think of anything she doesn’t work like a trooper for. She is meticulous, a brilliant listener, a wise head, and a faithful team-player who we are very grateful for. All in all, she’s marvellous but she also hasn’t written anything!! ;-)   Shelley is one of the newest additions to our team, and brings wide-ranging experience to the new post of Facilities Manager. We are very excited about her joining the team and know she will be amazing!
        
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Vanesa Ortega - Cleaner    
Vanesa is also one of the latest additions to our staff team, and has a lot of experience which she brings. She has been a regular at Heaton Baptist on Sundays since moving to the area two years ago, y además habla español lo que le da alegría a Dave.     

If you need to contact the Church please visit the Contact Us page.
                                                       
Leadership 
Our leadership is made up of elders and deacons, both of whom make up the Trustees of the church. Our Trustees serve in their post for three-year terms. 
 
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