Staff

Regional Ministers
Each Regional Minister aims to develop strong links with ministers and churches in their area. The Regionl Minister - Team Leader, Adrian Argile, has special responsibility for Settlement.

Revd Adrian Argile
Revd David Ellis
Revd Neil Le Tissier
Revd Alison Mackay

Part-time Administrative Assistant for Safeguarding
Revd Sonia Jackson (two days, usually Monday and Friday)

Association Administrator & Company Secretary
Ms Karen Martindale

Administrative Assistant
Mrs Lesley Hubball (Monday – Thursday)

Grants & Finance Assistant
Mr David Thompson (Tuesday – Thursday)

Payroll
Mrs Pam Yorke

Our Regional Ministry Team

From left to right:
Karen Martindale, Neil Le Tissier, Dave Ellis, Adrian Argile, Lesley Hubball, Alison Mackay, David Thompson and Sonia Jackson

Adrian Argile

Revd Adrian Argile

Adrian is the team leader and oversees the strategy of the Association. In particular he serves the churches in the Black Country and has responsibility for settlement of ministers and churches across the Association.

Adrian worked for NatWest for 9 years before entering ministry and over 20 years he pastored two churches in Lancashire (Leyland and Kay Street, Rawtenstall) before moving to HEBA as Regional Minister in 2007. He was made team leader in 2014.

Adrian is married to Pam who worked for Operational Mobilisation for 8 years as well as being trained as a teacher. They have four children and one granddaughter.

Adrian hopes to bring 'encouragement, challenge, stimulus, passion and a listening ear to fellow ministers and church congregations' and he desires to see strong healthy churches. His other interests are mainly in the sporting arena - table tennis and golf top the bill!

You can contact Adrian at: aa@baptist-heartofengland.org

Alison Mackay

Revd Alison Mackay

Alison serves the churches in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. She has particular responsibility for the Small Churches Network, Newly Accredited Ministers Mentoring program, and is the Association Representative on the West Midlands Joint Public Issues Committee. Alison studied at Regents Park College Oxford and is now part of her old College Council.

Following pastorates in Elstree and Leytonstone Alison moved to live in Worcestershire in January 2015, and enjoys life down by the river Severn. Alison is a mum to Amy, Robert and Esther who she left behind in London because they are all old enough to fend for themselves these days.

Alison enjoys being creative, baking, sewing, writing, wasting time on facebook, shopping, walking, being with good friends – but her real passion is Snoopy!

You can contact Alison at: am@baptist-heartofengland.org

Neil Le Tissier

Revd Neil Le Tissier

Born and raised on the Island of Guernsey, Neil was first a teacher and then retrained as an accountant, working in the world of offshore trust and corporate management. Following his call into ministry, he moved with his wife and daughter to London in order to train at Spurgeon’s College.

His first Pastorate was in S.E. London, and after 10 years he followed God’s call to Birmingham where he is now Pastoral Team Leader of Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church. To relax, Neil enjoys hill-walking, reading, fishing, golf and D.I.Y.

You can contact Neil at: nl@baptist-heartofengland.org

David Ellis

Revd David Ellis

I was born in Wolverhampton. My parents are Jamaicans who came to England and they are my heroes. I'm incredibly proud to have a Jamaican heritage and to be a Wulfrunian.

35 years ago I gave my life to the Lord on a youth weekend and I have never looked back. I met my wife , Vivienne, at London Bible College. We have been married for 30 years and have three beautiful grown up children.

Before becoming a Regional Minister. I had been a Pastor for 24 years in two amazing churches with amazing congregations, Totterdown in Bristol and Small Heath Baptist Church in a Muslim majority part of East Birmingham. In the pastorate I have seen many miracles great and small.

Whilst in Bristol, I was the chairperson of Keyboard Racial Justice Project in Bristol for six years. I have also been the Chairperson, secretary and Treasurer of a number of local Birmingham community forums and director of a variety of different charities.

I believe my main role as a Regional Minister is to encourage and support churches and pastors to grow healthy churches. I cover the North Birmingham and Staffordshire in HEBA. I served in the national Baptist arena as well as a member of the Baptist Steering Group and Baptist Union Council.

Do I relax? Yes I do. I love laughing with my children. I fish on my days off and love playing music and writing songs. I'm a qualified as a Cricket Umpire and I read James Patterson every other book.

You can contact David at: de@baptist-heartofengland.org

David Thompson

Mr. David Thompson

David is married to Irene and they have three children Ruth, Paul and Emma. He worked for Lloyds TSB for 38 years before taking early retirement.

David became a Christian whilst in The Boys' Brigade when he was seventeen He believes God has given him the ability to work with finance and in addition to being the church treasurer at Tamworth Baptist Church he works three days a week for HEBA. David enjoys walking – he and Irene once walked right across England (190 miles). He also enjoys exploring his family history and has accumulated some very interesting photos!

You can contact David at: david@baptist-heartofengland.org

Lesley Hubball

Mrs. Lesley Hubball

Lesley grew up in Netherton and attended Messiah Baptist Church until it was demolished in 1975. She is currently in membership at Halesowen Baptist Church where she is a Deacon and Secretary. She has been married to Keith for nearly 40 years they have an adult daughter, Victoria.

Lesley has worked for the Association since 1999. Her role includes administering the Ministry Recognition Group, of which she is Secretary, and organising the Ministers Conference.

Les enjoys cooking, reading and visiting National Trust properties.

You can contact Lesley at: lesley@baptist-heartofengland.org

Karen Martindale

Ms. Karen Martindale

Karen was born in Guyana, coming to the UK as a small child. She is the Administrator and Company Secretary of HEBA having joined the staff of the Association as Secretary/PA in 1989. Prior to that she worked in the voluntary sector (housing, care of offenders and those at risk of offending) after graduating from the University of London.

She has served as trustee of a variety of charities including an arts charity and an eco-activity centre, and as a School Governor. She currently serves as a deacon at New Life Baptist Church, Birmingham, Chair of Governors of the Northern Baptist College and is a Director of the Baptist Union Corporation.

You can contact Karen at: karen@baptist-heartofengland.org

Sonia Jackson

Revd Sonia Jackson

Sonia is our part-time Administrative Assistant for Safeguarding. A Lancashire Lass, mother of 5 with 10 grandchildren (at the last count!) and now semi-retired – but not ready to put my feet up for a long time… she writes - I have had a fascinating journey: in teaching, then joined BMS World Mission in 1985 working in Brazil and, Sri Lanka in Church planting and theological education, on to home staff as Manager for Mission Training at IMC (2000- 2006). After over 20 years with BMS I moved to London School of Theology as Director of Training and a part-time Chaplain at Heathrow Airport with Home Mission. Latterly, with my husband David in joint ministry at a small independent Chapel in Stoke Row, South Oxfordshire. Part of my personal ministry now is as an artist. I exhibit and sell my work as well as teach small groups under my label 'Creative Spirit'. I am also available for preaching some Sundays!

You can contact Sonia at: sonia@baptist-heartofengland.org