Team Ministry

There are many teams that operate in the church.  The deacons take a key leadership role working as a team to give direction to the work of the church.  The Centre Management Team enables the work of the centre alongside the Centre Manager and the café is enabled by a volunteer team working with the café supervisors. There is a Pastoral Care team and Young peoples work is co-ordinated by a management team that supports the many different youth and children’s teams And, of course, there is the Ministry Team.


In 1 Corinthians chapter 12, Paul speaks of the church as ‘the body of Christ’ and speaks about how that body needs to work together to enable the ministry of Christ to continue in every age.  As a church we recognise ourselves as both part of the wider body of Christ, in relationship with other local churches and the worldwide Church, whilst we also recognise Queens Road Baptist Church as a localised expression of ‘the body of Christ’ that by definition needs to learn to work together.


Rev Graham Banks - Minister

Graham first served the church here as Associate Minister in the 80’s and joined us again in November 2016 as Team Leader.

Graham is married to Chris, they have four grown up children and four grandsons.

In his spare time Graham plays squash, is an Advanced scuba diver and, even though he has passed the grand old age of 60, likes to play with toys like his Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 motorbike.

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Gill Barber - Ministry Team Volunteer

Gill is a volunteer, and gives much time to  enable the work of Christ within the church.  She has headed up our Alpha team for a number of years and supports  the minister particularly with mission, retreats and prayer ministry.

Gill is married to Jim, and has been for more years than are easy to count, and also has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  She has a great sense of humour, which is a key factor in her ability to work with her colleagues in the team!

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Barry Peak – Centre Manager

Barry has been a member at the Queen’s Road for over 30 years. He has a grown up family of six children and a growing number of grandchildren. He has been a youth worker for many years - Boy’s Brigade for 20 years and in the last 10 years has been heavily involved in the Duke Of Edinburgh scheme doing various roles, including Level Leader, Minibus driver, Expedition Assessor and First Aider. He is also a volunteer at the Contact Centre that meets at Queen’s Road most Saturday afternoons.

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Helen Jones - Administrator

Helen runs the church office, answers the phones, keeps the church diary, produces news sheets and other publications, manages the day to day financial accounts, and… well basically keeps everyone on the ball, which is quite an achievement

Helen is married to Kevin, who is an army chaplain.  She was brought up at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church, where her parents still worship, and has a dog, Drake, who on occasions comes into the office to keep us all company.

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Lesley Austin - Parish Nurse

Lesley is a registered nurse with wide experience of nursing both in the community and in general practice. As our Parish Nurse she brings these skills alongside her faith to enrich our community. Lesley also currently leads our pastoral care team.                               

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Jan Fisher and John Montgomery serve the church as Church Secretary and Church Treasurer respectively.  These are voluntary roles and are highly time consuming and responsible.  John and Jan put a lot of hours into serving the church which we greatly appreciate.

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And then there are the Deacons

Collins Chabala Judith Brazier Chris Burrell
Iain Colville David Depledge Dave Edwards
Anna Grimshaw Kay Hamer Ruth Jess
John Jesudason Raj Bagiarban Dan Simonds