The Team

June Love


Hi I am June and I am very pleased to join you as Minister at Southwell Baptist Church.

I was born and brought up in West Bromwich in the West Midlands before moving to Essex aged 21 where I met Adrian, we married in 1995 and have 3 sons, 3 dogs and 1 cat! 

I have always been active in the church, leading youth groups, Sunday School, Bible study cell groups, and then as Assistant Minister at Pilgrims Hatch Baptist Church in Brentwood, Essex.  

Following my call to full time ministry, I studied theology (BTh) at Spurgeon’s College and was Minister at Gunton Baptist Church in Lowestoft for several years until God called me back to my midland roots.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I am a very sociable person and can usually be found deep in conversation or laughing and joking with people.  I enjoy exploring the countryside with the dogs and have found this to be a wonderful way of getting to know people.  

If you would like to show me your favourite dog walk, I would be very pleased to join you.

Jenny Harris


I moved to Southwell from an Inner City church in London where I had run a teenage Bible Class and a Girls’ Brigade Company. Days were spent teaching in Primary schools and spare time included being a volunteer with a Christian Drug Organisation. In Southwell I added Sunday School, Leader, Foster Parent and Adoptive mum to my list of activities and then became part of the leadership team. Since then I have added House group leader and Grandmother to the list. My heart is to serve and to see lives changed through meeting God. I enjoy spending time with the family, travel, reading, classical music, photography and philately.

Richard Whall


Richard is married to artist Jackie and has been living in a near by village and worshiping at SBC for around 15 years. They have 2 grown children who live in Dubai and Scotland. Richard has a practical leaning so is happier “doing” rather than “reflecting” and in addition to church activities and repairs is a keen gardener and hobbyist.  He is also a trustee of 3 charities and a is a keen sportsman so has the challenge of getting the life balance right.

Joan Westbury


I am married with three grown up children and terrier Bob.
Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne.
Our family joined Southwell Baptist Church in 2001 drawn by the family atmosphere and a desire to share God with the community and beyond, through acts of service, Sunday services. Small groups and social events. I enjoy seeing people grow and find God for themselves with the support,encouragement and commitment from the church family.
I have worked within teams of all ages from the youngest to the oldest.

Pete Thornton


Married to Trisch for 50 years. We have 2 grown up sons and 4 granddaughters. I'm a retired GP and have been a member at SBC for 30 years . This small friendly church generates a welcoming family atmosphere and aims to serve God by being of service to the local community. We aspire to make God accessible to all, through knowledge of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Sandy Barton


l am married to John we have two sons, two lovely grandchildren
and a new addition this Christmas Harry the hamster.
SBC became the place l felt Jesus told me to put my roots down some years ago,
l love to worship our Lord so being together on a Sunday morning is my great joy.
Being asked to be a deacon was a bit scary but trust in the Lord always comes to mind.
I really enjoy working as part of the team,
my greatest desire is to see people come to know this Jesus who changed my life.

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