Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
Pastor Lee Presley

Pastor Lee Presley

Hi I'm Pastor Lee I am a father of seven and a husband to Michelle. We long for broken people, burdened by their many failures (or banking on their many successes) to understand that Christianity is not for good people who try hard. Rather, it’s for bad people who have finally given up and throw themselves on the forgiving mercy of Jesus. Our conviction from experience and witness is this: No-one is ever too far gone, no-one is ever too far away, and no-one is ever beyond the reach of God's unfailing and redeeming love, in the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Ole Black (Church Secretary)

Ole leads on organisational issues and is the first main point of contact for them. He is a recently retired government statistician with interest in disability who enjoys speaking, working with children, holidays, days out,  running and long term suffering from being a Newcastle United supporter.

Ruth Thomas (Treasurer)

I’m Ruth, Treasurer at St. Julian’s Baptist Church.

The Lord led me to SJBC in October 2016 after serving him at various churches in the South Wales Valleys. In July 2017, I was asked to help out with the role of treasurer until the next AGM in September 2017. I was then appointed to the role and in November 2020 I was re-appointed – obviously, I must be doing something right.

I aim to carry out the duties that the Lord has given to me to the best of my ability with the help and guidance of others on the team.

I also work in Education as a School Support Officer travelling to various schools in the area as and when required.
Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor (Deacon)

Matt is our youngest deacon. Matt has a real gift for events and bookings management. From organising coffee events, fun days and community events. In his spare time loves going to the cinema and is massive Disney fan. If Matt goes on holiday he could probably be found at Disneyland Paris! 
HP March 2019

Harvey Philpott (Deacon)

Harvey holds a Managerial position with the National Autistic Society and a Trustee role with Eden Gate, Newport.  He has a young family (2 children) with wife, Pippa and he leads the worship group at church.  Harvey's hobbies include playing guitar and drums, playing football for a local club and baking.
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Lynn Turner (Deacon)

Lynn is a Godly Gifted Leader & Teacher & although Retired Lynn is very involved in Counselling, Practical and Building Work & is a great help to many. 

Beryl Turner (Deacon)

Beryl has many talents including a great sense of humour.  A leader who helps us keep our feet on the ground - who is a blessing in all she does.

Sian Taylor (Deacon)

Sian has served a number of times on the leadership of the Church and is gifted loving and a blessing.  Sian is a mum and grandma loves leading worship and gives us a good balance  as a family Church.

Wendy John (Deacon)

Wendy is a lady who gives the team a lovely practical balance who we really appreciate  on the team.
Shirley Wells

Shirley Wells (Deacon)

Hi my name is Shirley
I became a member of St Julian’s 2 years ago because I felt I had found my spiritual home and family.
I lead the ladies' fellowship ‘Women of Faith’ with a vision to bring Christian women together to support and encourage each other and to witness in our communities

Debbie Pickering (Deacon)

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