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Raymond Davis (Elder)
Raymond is one of the church elders and is married to Helen and have three married daughters and 8 grandchildren. He has been an Elder at NBC for 20 years and would say that it has been a privilege to be part of the Newtownbreda story where he has seen God work in amazing ways. He enjoys reading and he atrubutes his grey hairs to being an Arsenal supporter.
Pam Johnston (Pastoral Worker)
After many years serving with Evangelical Ministries and in particular Focusfest, Pam joined the staff of NBC in 2004. Her primary role is to get alongside women in our fellowship who are struggling or going through a major life crisis as well as visiting the elderly and those in hospital. Pam is supported by a strong pastoral care team and many caring programmes have been developed to meet the needs of a busy, growing church. She serves on the prayer action team which seeks to facilitate and inspire prayer within our church. She loves being part of a united and enthusiastic team (Together Everyone Achieves More!) committed to building the Kingdom of God. She loves food, is a reluctant gym attender (to combat the food) and gets a little bit creative doing floral art!
Pat Davidson (Haypark Christian Centre)
Pat is married to Nicky and has two children; Tim (16) and Emily (13), and he is currently working with NBC and Baptist Missions to establish a new church in the Upper Ormeau area. As a family, he enjoys eating with others, getting out for a walk or on the bikes. His current goals are to learn to work his digital camera properly and to play the bodhran, which his family bought for him a couple of years ago.
Janet Orr (Church Administrator)
Janet has been the Church Administrator for just over eight years but has been attending Newtownbreda for more than 20 years. She, her husband Leslie, and their teenage children are very much involved in church life and she considers it a privilege to serve in a such a God focussed church. When time permits she enjoys eating out and spending time with friends and family.
Bert Beattie (Facilities Co-ordinator)
Bert has been involved with the Newtownbreda church for some 30 years to date. Married to Rita and has a daughter, Angela, and son, Glenn, both of whom grew up in the Newtownbreda church. Angela still attends the church with son Michael and daughter Grace. Glenn, his wife Sharon and sons Nathan and Timothy are involved in the Moira church. Bert is the church Facilities Co-ordinator and provides a liasion person particularly in relation to external events for example weddings and funerals and assists in the general office.
Lorna Jones (House Keeper)
Lorna has been the house keeper at NBC for 3 1/2 years and very much enjoys this position. NBC is a very busy church so there is always plenty for her to do! A member of NBC and has been attending with her 6 children for approx 5 years. Outside of church she has been part of Agora Ministries for the past 11 years. This is an outreach ministry into the market place primarily in the North and South of Ireland where they have given out thousands of gospel gift bags and literature over the years and regularly speak at various ladies meetings. Lorna has also recently commenced the Cornhill training course which is a two year part time course which seeks to train men and women to teach the bible.
Diane Curry (Church Administrator)
Diane joined the NBC staff team in 2012 as administrator. Diane has been attending Newtownbreda Baptist for five years and is married with three children. Having previously worked as an administrator, she loves the day to day running of a busy office. She would say that the best part of working in the office is that “I’m doing the sort of work I enjoy – but even better than that, I’m working for God”. Diane enjoys movies and dramas and spending time caravanning – in all weathers.
Jonny is currently studying at Dallas Theological Seminary and has joined the NBC staff team in August for a year as a ministry support worker. His passion is for teaching and music and he regularly leads the worship at the NBC Sunday services.
Lyndsay is the most recent person to join the NBC staff team as the dedicated Children’s worker. Lyndsay was born and raised in Newtownbreda, Belfast. She went to Wellington College and then on to graduate from Queens University as a registered nurse in 2011. She then spent a few months working as a medical classroom assistant before starting in the Renal Dialysis Unit in the Belfast City Hospital. Lyndsay came to faith in Christ in 2007 and has been coming to the church ever since. She has been heavily involved in Children’s Ministry for the last 7 years. Working part time, Lyndsay is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Children’s Ministry within NBC. Lyndsay’s hobbies include playing any sport, talking and organising her extensive post-it collection.