Meet the Ministry Team

The leadership team is also called the Ministry Team at SBC, because our role is to equip the church to share the good news of Jesus and to live as his followers in our every day lives. SBC is a registered charity, so we also serve as trustees. You can find out more about us on this page.

Shaun Sweeney

I’ve been the pastor here since January 2012. I grew up in the New Forest, and was theologically trained at Moorland’s College near Christchurch. In over 30 years of Christian ministry I have been an itinerant evangelist and been in team ministry in three growing churches. I am married to Kathie with whom I have two children and five grandchildren. On my days off I struggle to play to my golf handicap of two, but enjoy the challenge of the game and the banter in the club house.

Paul Sutton

I have been the Assistant Pastor at SBC since September 2017. My wife, Laura, and I moved from Bournemouth where I was studying at Moorlands Bible College. I grew up in Hastings, but was born in Leicester. As a result (much to Laura’s dismay) I am a keen supporter of Leicester City Football Club! I am passionate to see people growing in their walk with the Lord and see my role as one of equipping and encouraging believers to live out their love for Jesus in their day-to-day lives. In our spare time, Laura and I like to get out and about and enjoy good food and good coffe

Florin Stoica

I am responsible for maintenance around the Church and run the Life Group for Romanian speakers. I am married to Ramona and have a daughter.

James Adams

I am a leader of Friday Night Take Away and a leader of Rockets (7 to 11 year olds). I also regularly help in Messy Church. I became a Christian as a child in SBC, from the time I was able to pray and receive help from God. I am a supporter of Southampton FC and I love to read books.

Brenda Greenwood

I joined the Mission Team in 2012, and the Ministry Team a year later.  I have experience of mission working for Hope Now, and taking the Gospel to Ukraine frequently. My gifts are evangelism, accounting and leadership. I have been a Christian now for 46 years, and have seen each of my three children become Christians too. I have seven grandchildren of English, Polish and French descent!’

Kevin Ings

I lead both the Worship Team and our music group Reflection and am involved in leading worship on Sunday mornings. I am married to Theresa and have one son. Outside of church I work in local government and I enjoy music, reading and watching “The Saints”.

Sheila Price

I head up the Fellowship Team, whose role is to encourage and strengthen the church fellowship. I also take care of the pastoral needs of our fellowship.  I’m married to Les and we have 3 grown up children and 7 grandchildren.  I’m a season ticket holder at St. Mary’s football stadium and also do the scoring for the cricket team my husband and sons play for. I love gardening, reading and walking.

Anne Richards

I have been married to Dave for 40 years and have 2 grown up children.  I have been a member of Shirley Baptist Church for around 30 years.  I am currently Church treasurer, a young Church teacher and a member of the catering Team. I enjoy all practical aspects of Church life. I believe God is with us, guiding, helping and instructing us as we continue His work at Shirley Baptist Church and in the local Community.

Barbara Rothwell

As a member of SBC for over 50 years, I thank God that He is still using me to produce the monthly Church Magazine (with Robin, my husband); to work with older people through the Friday Friendship Club, Praise @ 4 and Holiday at Home and as a member of the Mission team. I’ve seen many changes as I’ve worked in various areas of church life but one thing has remained constant – our desire to do God’s will.

Simon Wroe

I am responsible for the development of our Life Groups and for working with other leaders to promote our vision for whole life, intentional discipleship. My gifts are administration, teaching and leadership. I am married to Anne, and we have two adult children. I became a Christian through The Navigators while a student in Cardiff. I enjoy squash and running, gardening, visiting art galleries and watching cricket and rugby.

John Waldron

I am married to Jill with three grown up children and work in footwear retail. I have the privilege of leading worship and preaching here and at local churches. I am really excited about Church being Gods brilliant idea, and how that works out with the adventure of following Jesus. I enjoy skiing and careering down a mountain in brilliant sunshine amongst fabulous scenery and icing sugar-like-snow.

photo of John Waldron

Clint Zvavamwe

I was born in Zimbabwe and gave my life to the Lord at the age of 10. I am married to Isobel; we have two children. I have been working with children at Shirley Baptist Church since December 2003. I really would love more children coming to know the Lord at a young age, that’s why I’m involved a lot with Fire! (young church).