Who's Who

Rev Steve Moody
Senior Pastor & SBC Elder

I like to hit golf balls with my sons, share hot chocolate with my daughter, share time with my wife, Nicola, read books, listen to Radiohead and eat and drink and be merry with friends. I love the fact that we are on a journey of discovery trusting God as we go; I love the company of the fellow travellers who are very special and the fact that we are really looking to invite people onboard. I am Senior Pastor. As the man on The Fast Show would say "Mainly today I will be dealing with pastoral care, teaching and leadership".

Alex Davie
Community Pastor & SBC Elder

I've been part of Stopsley Baptist for over 30 years, having had a life changing experience of God when I was 24 in the building that is now the GreenHouse. This impacted me so much I went through a whole life makeover, leading to many great adventures in and around the Luton area.

I am passionate about people finding the best version of themselves and believe ultimately this leads to an encounter with Jesus. I love meeting new people and starting new things; I often find routine saps my energy. So if you're an ideas and action person, we will probably get on well.

Adrian Nolloth
Executive Director

I've been associated with the SBC since 1987, and since then I have experienced the love and support of this wonderful family in so many ways. Having recently joined the leadership team, it's great that I get to work with this brilliant church community. I'm married to Karen and we live in a converted pub in a small village, where we enjoy countryside walks with our dog Wilson. We have 3 grown up children and 2 grand children and love spending time with family both in this area and in Brighton. I'm a keen fan of F1 motor racing, and I love listening to music and comedy, I also enjoy cooking and watching films, but not at the same time!

Pete Croall
Director of Youth Ministries

I am passionate about young people being challenged to think about who God is and how He feels about them.  I want them to know just how fulfilling a life of faith and adventure with Jesus can be.  I am a keen marathon (well any distance) runner, with a very patient wife.  I love most sports and I'm a big fan of lots of differing styles of music.  I enjoy dancing in the house with my 3 children and love cooking and baking.  If you are brave enough to get to know me, then you'll discover a lot more, I'm sure.

Jo White
Director of Children's Ministries

I have been coming to SBC now for more than half my lifetime! I did a gap year here, was married here and had my children dedicated here so it's been a significant part of my life. But throughout that time, SBC has been a place that seeks after God's heart and His will for his people which is why I love it here! My role includes heading up the children's ministry and reaching out to those families in our community. I love finding creative ways of doing this and am often searching for random props and coming up with ideas! I enjoy baking, drinking good coffee and mooching round a farmers market. Oh and my desk is the messiest!

Jo Bird
Director of Global Ministries

I enjoy spending time with friends and family (usually over coffee and cake) going to the gym and running events as part of SBC's Divine Women's Ministry. I've been coming to SBC since I was 14 and became a Christian whilst being involved in the youth work here. I love that SBC feels like a great big extended family and that we actively pursue being light to the people within our community both here and overseas. My role as Director of Global Ministries is to envision the church family to take up opportunities to go and serve amongst people from other cultures both locally and globally. Alongside this I have the privilege of supporting members of our church family who are already doing this. It's exciting to be part of a ministry offering hope and bringing light into difficult situations - there are some incredible things happening out there and it's fantastic to be part of it, to hear the stories and see how God is working around our world.

Karen Carron
Director of Welcome & Integration

I love London; the noise, the busyness, the history, the theatre, in fact everything to do with it!  In contrast to that I am also a beach hut owner so I love to go to Frinton-on-sea, whenever I can, to relax, walk, shop and generally enjoy times with friends and family. When I am not doing any of the above, I love seeing a plan come together, drinking tea, going to the cinema or theatre, knitting and making things on my sewing machine. Things I hate?  Gardening or being in the kitchen any longer than I have to!
I am married with three grown-up kids and have been around SBC for a long time but on team for only 18 of those years. As Director of Welcome and Integration I head up our Welcome Team and not only ensure that people feel a warm welcome at SBC but are also using their unique gifts and interests to benefit the wider church community. With my strategy hat on, I help plan and facilitate our services along with planning and finding teams for a lot of the major events that happen at SBC. I also lead our SBC Alpha and Alpha Plus Teams and our new Discover Course.
I feel privileged to be part of such a great church and staff team and can think of nothing better than working each day, doing what I love.

Ginger Warner
Office Manager

I am very passionate about is SBC, it is a great bible-based church to belong to! I've been blessed with strong administrative skills so it is no surprise to me that I am working in the staff office, it is a great privilege to serve God and his family. In my spare time I can be found plane watching, putting together a Thomas Kinkade puzzle (love his artwork) or catching up on some pre-recorded TV.  I am also a single parent of two adult daughters.  One of my favourite parts of the bible is the Book of Daniel... Daniel was a man of principals and not preferences. No matter what challenges he faced he held on strong to God's word and his faith, totally obedient, I love this!

Jenny Edwards
Finance Manager

I have been living in Luton for 3 years and love being apart of SBC. It is great that I have now been able to join the staff team as the church's Finance Manager.  Most of my family live in Wales, so it is lovely having my Luton church family at SBC.  I am part of Sharing Life Beacon. We have a cat called Indy, who we rehomed from a rescue centre when his owners had to emigrate and leave him behind.  He is a young 12 years old and very affectionate.  He makes us smile and laugh out loud every day. My husband and I met in the mountains of Italy! We share a love of walking and the outdoors.  During the weekends and holidays we enjoy visiting and exploring new places together.

Julie Young
Early Years Coordinator

I love making cakes and biscuits and puddings in my spare time, it is something that I really enjoy, I like trying out new recipes and making things for other people.
What I love about SBC is that there are so many things going on and so many things that you can get involved in, its a great way of getting to meet new people all the time, its lovely to be a part of the SBC church family.
My job title is Early Years Co-ordinator and my role is to oversee all the stay and play sessions that we run at SBC. This involves the day to day planning of all the craft activities, working with a large team of volunteers, planning Christian celebrations at Easter, Harvest and Christmas and building relationships with the many families who attend the sessions each week.

Roger Auburn
Bookings Manager

Hi, I am really enjoying working with my SBC colleagues in the office 5 mornings a week. When I am not at work I love to go for long walks in the countryside with my wife Janet and combine my 2 hobbies as I enjoy taking photos of landscapes or birds and animals if they are silly enough to stay around long enough while I fumble with my camera. Janet would also say that I am a DIY enthusiast and have modelled myself on Homer Simpson! Huh!
I've been coming to SBC since 1983 and I still love the fact that it is a vibrant church with lots of fabulous people who just want to be friends. There are always loads of things going on like pub quizzes and socials.
I'm so glad that I discovered this church that I have been helping others to find out about it for themselves by being involved with the Alpha Courses that we run here twice yearly in spring and autumn.
I also help with transport for the seniors, taking them to their Tuesday Fellowship meetings once a month and I enjoy being part of Messy Church which happens about every six weeks.

Jane Lambert-Mason
Administrative Assistant

SBC has been my church for the past three years. Those I have met both through my beacon and now being on the staff team have become my family. I am married to Scott, who was the person who introduced me to SBC. I have a love for photography and being behind the scenes on film productions. When I am not working you can usually find me at the cinema or spending time with my family. I have a number of lifelong chronic illnesses, which I now work with rather than against. Working for SBC has definitely helped me thrive.

Doug Winfield
Site Manager

I have been coming to SBC since 2004, and have been working here as site manager since 2007.  I am responsible for building maintenance and carry out repairs to site equipment when required.  I deal with external contractors and manage a small cleaning team.  I am also responsible for room and equipment set ups for all the different groups that use the building on a daily basis. I am married with 2 children, and we attend SBC as a family on a regular basis.  My hobby is model railways, and I have converted my loft into a room where I have a oo gauge layout which I have been working on over many years.  I also enjoy watching football and Formula 1.

Alastair Carron
Site Cleaner

I love to explore British history, especially the life and times of Jane Austen, and visit country houses and gardens. Why? Jane Austen was a brilliant writer whose characterisations are up there with Shakespeare and Dickens. She lived during one of the most amazing periods of British history, when there were on many levels, some of the most massive changes our country has seen.
SBC is great because it is a large-ish group of Christ-centred people, meeting to honour God in a relaxed, 'mainstream' way.
I clean parts of the church building and Greenhouse, and stand-in for the Site Manager. I want to be proud of the way our buildings are presented and try to achieve this within the constraints of time and usage (and get some exercise at the same time!).

Sue Pirks
GHM Manager

I like knitting, crochet, sewing, cooking, growing things, computers and learning new crafts. I also like spending time with my grandchildren (though short periods of time only because of the MS fatigue problems I experience :))
I am sure that SBC is where God has placed us, so it is home . . . but most of all because it has a project called GreenHouse Mentoring, which God has called me to and I am passionate about!
I am the GreenHouse Mentoring Manager. God called me to this role, and continues to equip me and my team to meet the challenges involved with recruiting, screening, training and supervising volunteers who meet with children and young people in Luton as one-to-one mentors or in the GHM Cafe, Young Carer Clubs, or Skill Sessions. It is a very challenging role, but not only is it my passion and calling, but it is also rewarding to see improvements in the lives of the young people and volunteers involved with GHM.

Ian Pirks
Assistant GHM Manager & SBC Elder

I have three passions in my life. I am a lifelong Chelsea supporter having been brought up in a family where both sets of grandparents and parents came from Fulham. Sue and I love Italy, we first went there in 2000 and haven't stopped going ever since then and we are trying to learn the language. Lastly, I am a bit of a sports fanatic - originally I used to play as many sports as I could, now I only play Table Tennis in the local Luton League but enjoy watching all kind of sports on the TV. Oh and the fourth thing is I really enjoy working on computers!
We joined SBC when we moved to Luton in 1999 and really felt it was where God had put us and still feel that way. The warm enthusiastic way we were greeted sealed the deal for us!
I work for GreenHouse Mentoring as Assistant to the GHM Manager, I basically do what I am told or anything that helps! But my main areas are: Managing the GHM Server; Fund Raising; Training and Monitoring & Evaluation. I joined GHM when I took voluntary redundancy to help Sue practically at home and also to help at GHM to provide extra staff hours (without troubling the treasurer)

Kerri Smith
GHM Relationship Coordinator

I love to travel meet new people and see new places, try different cuisine from around the world. Work out at the gym.
At SBC it feels like one big family network we all help and support one another. It's a great community of people who attend the church through all the different groups and services the church offers.
In my role at SBC I work as a Project Co-ordinator enabling young people to be matched with a suitable Mentor, I support the young person and their family's through this time.

Jerry Hylton
SBC Chair of Elders

What do I do in my spare time?! What spare time? Physical exercise running/football re-charges the batteries.
I love SBC because visionary people are allowed to dream, because we are meeting with all age-ranges and increasingly diverse people groups. I also love our mission focus as a church.
My main role as an Elder is to help people reach their full potential in God.

Laura Mudd
SBC Elder

I love Jesus! I also love spending time with my family and being outside. I am passionate about people and them knowing God. I love seeing people grow in their understanding of God's love and purposes in their lives. At SBC I am on the Eldership, help with the Alpha and Discover courses, help in the children's ministry and help in town at the Oasis Centre. SBC is full of people who not only love God but want to show God's love to others. I appreciate that outward focus and the way that everyone is valued even down to the youngest child.

Neil Mattocks
SBC Elder
Lysle Osborne
SBC Elder

I love gardening, watching football and chilling out.
The thing I love about Stopsley Baptist Church is the people - it's a great team to work with and worship with. Also, it's only 20 minutes walk from my home.

Clive Roberts
SBC Elder