Trustees

The trustees exercise oversight of the values, vision, strategies and resources of the Association, mindful of their collective desire for Kingdom growth and their responsibility for good governance.

Tim Fergusson

Revd Tim Fergusson

Tim has lived in the Midlands for the last 30 years, firstly working as a design engineer in the car industry and then as a Baptist minister since 2001, initially in Leicester and now in Solihull. He is passionate about doing church well.

Doreen Walker

Doreen Walker

Doreen’s background is nursing, and she has worked with her husband, a Baptist Minister, for the last 40 years. She have served on the BU Council and associated committees. Upon retirement, they moved to Birmingham three years ago and are loving it!

Neil Bennett

Neil Bennett

Neil was born in London and trained for ministry at Spurgeon’s College. Neil has pastored churches in London, the Midlands, and is now delighted to be the pastor of Ross Baptist Church, Ross-on-Wye. Neil is excited about good effective communication, especially in preaching and teaching. Neil is also very passionate about intentional mentoring and is due to start an MA in mentoring with Moorlands College in September (2018).

Edward Pillar

Edward Pillar

Edward was born and brought up in Sutton Coldfield before moving to London to train as a Baptist Minister. Having been ordained when he was 25, spent 5 years ministering in south London, before moving to Evesham in 1995. Edward is passionate about doing theology well, committed to excellence in scholarship, and encouraging others.

Adrian Argile

Revd Adrian Argile

Adrian worked for NatWest before training for ministry at Spurgeon’s College. Over the next 19 years he pastored two churches in Lancashire before moving to the West Midlands in 2007 to become a HEBA Regional Minister. In 2014 he was made Team Leader. Adrian is passionate about churches being known as places where people encounter Jesus and where they can grow in their faith.

Judith Miller

Judith Miller

Judith has a teaching and education background, and has been Director of a national youth charity. She now works as an executive coach and mentor offering strategic support to charities and SMEs, and part-time CEO for Aspire Sports Trust. Judith is a member of Chester Road Baptist Church and already represents HEBA on the BUGB Council. Believing that God has called her to reach out and support others, Judith’s prayer is that God will continue to lead her in the right direction so that she can use her gifts for the benefit of the wider Christian community.

Duncan MacLean

Duncan MacLean

Duncan has lived in Herefordshire for 13 years, having traveled the country pursuing a career in marketing and latterly as a Baptist Minister. His desire is to see Church seeking to 'live without walls'.

Keith Osmund-Smit

Keith Osmund-Smith

Keith was ordained in 2002 after retiring from West Midlands Police He has been the minister at Madeley Baptist Church in Telford since then. He has served the Union as a Member of BUGB Council and Moderator of the Sector Ministries Group. he was Moderator of HEBA for several years and returned to the board in 2013. He is Force Chaplain with West Mercia Police, and holds other Chaplaincy roles in Shropshire and is the founder coordinator of Telford Street Pastors. He is committed to incarnational ministry.

Eddy Rye

Eddy Rye

Eddy Rye is a Londoner with 6 grandchildren who retired having established his own Accountancy practice. He now lives in Birmingham. He has served the church in a number of capacities. Lay Pastor, Ministry Team Leader, Moderator, Church Secretary etc. He has taught Accountancy in Adult Colleges and HM Prison. It is my calling to make Christ known.

Dorien Brookes

Dorien Brookes

Dorien is Midlands born and bred, originally from West Bromwich but has lived in Tamworth for over 30 years. He has spent the majority of his working life looking after buildings, mainly as a property surveyor and now in semi-retirement as a school caretaker. He is in membership at Tamworth Baptist Church and is an Officer in the Boys’ Brigade.