The Team

David Taylor

Pastor

David has been Pastor and Team Leader at TBC since June 2011. He has been a Christian since childhood and is passionate about encouraging others to know Christ too. He loves the community of Thatcham and is often to be seen sipping a coffee with friends in Costa which he tells us is work. "Whether you think of yourself as a Christian or not, if I can be of any help to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – I look forward to meeting you.”

Penny Judge

Children's & Schools Worker

Penny has been the Schools and Children’s Worker since September 2018. She supports local schools by doing assemblies, story telling and running Christian clubs in schools. She has been a member of TBC for over 12 years and also works as a primary school teacher. She is married and has two children.

“My passion is for all the children of Thatcham to have heard about the love of Jesus and to support our church children to grow in their own faith”

David Taylor

Pastor

David has been Pastor and Team Leader at TBC since June 2011. He is married to Gill and they have three grown up children. David has been a Pastor for over 20 years and was a secondary school teacher before that.

"Whether you attend church or not, if I can be of any help to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – I look forward to meeting you.”

Penny Judge

Children's & Schools Worker

Penny has been the schools and children’s worker since September 2018. She supports local schools by doing assemblies, story telling and running Christian clubs in schools. She has been a member of TBC for over 12 years and also works as a primary school teacher. She is married and has two fantastic children.

“My passion is for all the children of Thatcham to have heard about the Love of Jesus and to support our church children to grow in their own faith”

Deacons

The Deacons are the elected leadership team of Thatcham Baptist Church.  They meet every month to plan the mission, ministries and activities of the Church as well as organising the Church finances and caring for the upkeep of the Church building and Manse.

Rachel Andrews

Secretary

Rachel has been a attending Thatcham Baptist Church since she moved here to start her professional career in 1990. Rachel is married and has 2 grown up daughters. She has been a Christian since the age of 15 and always taken an active role in the life of the Church.

Dave Carter

Treasurer

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1 v 6

Jean Andrews

Deacon

I have been married to John for over 50 years, have two grown children and 4 grandchildren, which for me is a big part of my life. I have been a Christian for 35 years and been involved TBC for over 30 years in many different ways. I have been retired now for 8 years which enables me to spend time on doing craft that I love and spending time with friends and family.

Robin Appleby

Deacon

Robin has been a member of Thatcham Baptist Church since being baptised here in 2006. He is married to Mary with two boys at secondary school. Robin helps run youth groups at TBC (The Zone mid-week youth group and 7Up on Sundays) and currently helps put together the live streamed services.

Carol Collis

Deacon

Carol has been involved with TBC for over 22 years and for many of those she has coordinated the Sunday morning children’s work (JAM) at Church and is a Safeguarding Trustee. She is married to Jason and they have two grown up children. She is a Primary School teacher and enjoys walking with friends in her spare time.

Susan

Susan Deering-PUnshon

Deacon

Susan grew up in a nominally Christian family, but only came to faith and was baptised at TBC having moved to Thatcham when she got married. She lost her first child, but now shares the family home with her husband and the two surviving young adults, plus 3 cats, a dog and a leopard gecko. She is a retired Librarian who helps with Churches Together in Thatcham, World Day of Prayer (a women-led, international, interdenominational service and fundraising), TBC JAM, and TBC Renew Wellbeing. Susan is an Additional Authorised Person for weddings at TBC

Deacon Rob

Rob Sneddon

Deacon

Rob is originally from Scotland but moved to Thatcham in 2003 with his wife Susan and eldest boy Matt. Since then they've been actively involved at TBC and their family has grown with the addition of Abi and James who are now teenagers.

John Webb

Deacon

John Webb is a current Trustee and Fabric Officer for the church. “Study to show thyself approved unto God...” 2 Timothy 2 v15

Ian Andrews

Treasurer

Ian became a Christian in his early 20s and was baptised and married (to Rachel) in Thatcham Baptist Church. He has always been involved in the youth work of the church since his conversion and has served as deacon and treasurer for many years. Ian is a techy at heart and enjoys helping the church with all aspects of IT and multimedia.

Robin Appleby

Deacon

Robin has been a member of Thatcham Baptist Church since being baptised here in 2006. He is married to Mary with two boys at secondary school. Robin helps run youth groups at TBC (The Zone mid-week youth group and 7Up on Sundays) and currently helps put together the live streamed services.

Mike Livingstone

Deacon

Mike grew up in New Zealand and, after completing his studies, travelled to the UK on a working holiday where he met Helen, who became his wife and changed his onward travel plans significantly. In 1996 he moved to Thatcham to raise a family and work in telecommunications; Mike and Helen have a daughter Megan and a son Joshua.

Rob Sneddon

Deacon

Rob is originally from Scotland but moved to Thatcham in 2003 with his wife Susan and eldest boy Matt. Since then they've been actively involved at TBC and thier family has grown with the addition of Abi in 2004 and James in 2006.

Jean Andrews

Deacon

I am married to John for over 50 years, have two grown children and 4 grandchildren, which for me is a big part of my life. I have been a Christian for 35 years and been involved TBC for over 30 years in many different ways. I have been retired now for 8 years which enables me to spend time on doing craft that I love and spending time with friends and family.

Carol Collis

Deacon

Carol has been involved with TBC for over 20 years and coordinates the Sunday morning children’s work (JAM) at Church and is a Safeguarding Trusteee. She is married to Jason and they have two grown up children. She is a Primary School teacher and enjoys walking with friends in her spare time.

Adam Pollard

Secretary

Adam has lived in Thatcham for 20 years since moving here to work for Vodafone after university. He now works for a consultancy firm based in London but still in telecoms. Adam is married to Kathryn and they have two children.

John Webb

Deacon

John Webb is a current Trustee and Fabric Officer for the church