Meet the Staff Team

The staff team at SBC cover a very wide range of roles and activities, all of which contribute to our vision to be a church for the whole community. You can find out more about us on this page.


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.

photo of Paul and Laura 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 coffee!


I have been the children’s outreach club co-ordinator for SBC since September 2018. I am married to SBC’s Assistant Pastor Paul and also work part-time as a Teaching Assistant. I am originally from Hastings in East Sussex although I have lived in Scotland, London, France and Bournemouth. I am passionate about teaching children and young people how Jesus is our promised rescuer and how he can transform our life. As a church member, I help to lead our weekly outreach youth club, The Well, host and occasionally lead our young adults home group, Soul, lead our Sunday morning group for older primary children, Rockets, sing in Reflection, our worship group and meet with some of our young adults 1:1. In my free time, I enjoy dance, going to the gym, reading a good book, listening to music and relaxing over good food with friends and family.


I am SBC’s ‘Children and Family Worker’ but am currently on adoption leave.
I meet children and their families through Speckled Frogs Toddler Group, the children’s club as well as Messy Church.  I enjoy working with other churches in a variety of events.  As a church member, I am involved with our Sunday morning group for teenagers and the prayer ministry team. I am married to Dave and love walking in the New Forest, meals with friends, reading and watching films.


I work in the church office concentrating on the statistical, information gathering and financial aspects of church administration, though cover the full range of office duties as necessary.  I am married with two adult children. I was privileged to work for Communicare, a charity helping disadvantaged people in Southampton, for 17 years. I enjoy concerts, walking and watching the Saints.


I am the church cleaner. I am a helper in the Toddler Group on Tuesday mornings and in Fire! Young Church. God has given me the gifts of dancing and singing.


I am SBC’s office administrator and co-ordinator of the New Dawn Child Contact Centre. I am married to Brian and have two adult daughters. I enjoy singing and crocheting in my spare time. I have been part of SBC for over 20 years.