WBC Leadership Team

Dave Taylor

Administration Deacon

David Taylor has been a member at WBC for many years.  He has three children and two grandchildren = a proud Grandpa.  Dave manages our Drop In and Night Shelter and is a fantastic cook.

Eleanor Brennan

Ministerial Assistant 

Eleanor is married to Steve and has two children.  She assists the ministry team helping run services where she has a special interest in creativity and the arts.

Andy Willis

Finance Deacon

Andy has been a member of Wakefield Baptist Church since moving to Yorkshire from Berkshire in 1990.  He is married with four grown sons and five grandchildren.

He enjoys all sports and regularly plays squash.  But it is his support of Man City since he was 8 which shows his true colours.  However, nothing beats playing with the grandchildren.

Flora Davies

Farsi Fellowship Pastor

Flora has been involved in mission and collaborating with different organisations involved in mission for many years.  She works with our Farsi community who meet on Tuesday evenings and provides help and support to asylum seekers. 

Mel Neale


Mel has been at WBC since she was a student at Bretton Hall College.  Mel is married to Ric and has two young children.  Mel shows her creative talents in many ways within our community including performing storing ‘tellings’ from time to time and leading the ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ group bi-monthly for children and young people on a Sunday morning.  Mel always uses her pastoral and creative talents to work with a Wakefield group called Co-Active which works with people with learning difficulties.

Sue Phillips


Sue is married to Mark with two sons in education and enjoys singing in the WBC choir and playing the guitar for worship.  She has a great pastoral spirit in caring for folk in our community.

Vivienne Rowden 

Deacon and Centre Manager

Vivienne Rowden has been a member at WBC for over 20 years and was involed in mission in Nepal.  She has three children and has two grandchildren spread around the world.  Vivienne manages our Centre Office, helps with the services and is interested in all things creative.

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