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.  David manages our Drop In and Night Shelter, and is a fantastic cook.

Eleanor Brennan

Minister in Training 

Eleanor is married to Steve and has two children.  She is part of the ministry team alongside training as a minister. She help run services where she has often demonstrates her 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 Wednesday 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’ sessions 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.

Elham Khassafi


Vivienne Rowden 

Deacon and Centre Manager

Vivienne Rowden has been a member at WBC for over 20 years and was involved in mission in Nepal.  She is married to Dave and has three children and three 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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