Our Leadership Team


I am Tim and I have been the minister here since 2013. I am married to Michelle and have two boys, Joe and Barney. I trained for ministry at Bristol Baptist Church and was ordained in 2008. I have a heart and passion for sung worship and play several instruments. I really enjoy being the minister of this church and feel that I really am blessed to be here.

I am Michelle. I am married to Bryan and we have 3 grown up children and 2 grandsons. We moved to Saltash in 1999 and although we moved to Plymouth 3 years ago, I still continue to worship at SBC. I retired from teaching a few years ago and am currently the church secretary, lead the Tuesday Growing Deeper group and am part of the pastoral care team. I am also involved with the children’s work and am a befriender for CAP. In my spare time I love to read, walk our 2 dogs and meet up with friends to chat and eat cake.

I came to faith in 1985 while attending St Edward’s church in Eggbuckland. I joined Mutley Baptist Church in 1991 where I worked for ten years as secretary to two of their ministers. I have been attending Saltash Baptist Church since 2018 and became a member in 2019. I have been married to Steve for 20 years. We have five beautiful daughters and eight gorgeous grandchildren.
I have a degree in Payroll Management and I have worked in payroll for the past twelve years; I am currently the Payroll Manager at Appleby Westward in Saltash. I am excited to be part of the finance team and I look forward to this new area of service.

I am Brenda, I am married to Neil and we live in Pillaton with our two Westies, Sandy and Rory. I carry out the general admin of the church, produce the weekly email and work in liaison with Tim and Michelle. We have been part of the fellowship of SBC since 2004. I am a contemporary quilter and like to read. I am part of the Monday morning Prayer Group.

I am Kathryn and I am married to Tony. We have two grown up children and two grandchildren. I lead the Tuesday afternoon Growing Deeper Group and I also lead the Prayer Team responsible for prayers in our Sunday Service. I am also part of the Monday morning Prayer Group and the WhatsApp Prayer Group. In our spare time Tony and I love walking in the countryside, on the Coast Path and on Dartmoor.

I am Katie am married to Peter and we have three children, Charlotte, Benjamin and Rebecca. I have worked for Lloyds Bank for the past 21 years and am currently working from home. I am the leader of the events team at SBC and am passionate about the local Christian witness we have in our town and how we continue to move forward in that. I’m a very sociable person and love nothing more than catching up with friends for a cuppa. When we moved to SBC, I instantly felt like we had gained a church family.

I am Joy, I am a retired teacher, with two grown up children and four grandchildren. I am now living with my son James and his family, Becky, Noah, Moses and our dog Honey.

As the Crump family, we have been part of SBC for 25 years. I am a current member of the leadership team and head up the organisation of social events. I love working with the younger children and also serving the wider community through Little Lights and other outreach initiatives. I enjoy meeting up with friends, singing, reading and walking, especially at the coast.

I am Joe and am married to Joy and have 4 grown up children and 6 grandchildren. We moved to Saltash in 2016 and joined the church in 2017. I am a befriender for CAP and on the Evangelism team. I love coffee, anything sweet and edible, taking photos, going to open art studios and open gardens, and walking.

I am Patrick, I am married to Helen and have 3 children, Phoebe, Oliver, and Jacob.
We have lived in Saltash since 2002, and been a part of SBC since 2008. I have been working in the care profession for nearly 40 years and am Team Manager for services supporting adults with learning difficulties. I am part of the SBC Pastoral Team. My hobbies include, walking, painting and surfing.

In addition to the Leadership Team we have 1 Paid Employee

Amy O’Meakin:
I am Amy, wife to Ollie and Mum to our 19 month old daughter Nala. I first came to Saltash Baptist Church as a teenager before I headed off to Guatemala for 6 months and then on to Bracknell to complete my youth work training. We’ve been back in Saltash since spring 2018. I love baking, coffee, hosting people and the sea! Besides God I am passionate about people and seeing everyone reach their full potential.

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Our Vision

The vision statement of Saltash Baptist Church is “to evangelise our community and beyond, to encourage people to become more Christ-like through discipleship and we are committed to meeting the needs of those inside and outside our walls through ministry. We value fellowship and will come before the Lord in obedience to worship Him.”

  • In fulfilling this purpose the church 
  • Welcome children and adults at risk into the life of our community
  • Run activities for children and adults at risk
  • Make our premises available to organisations working with children and adults at risk

Our safeguarding responsibilities

The church recognises its responsibilities in safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.

As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all associated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to this policy and to the development of sound procedures to ensure we implement our policy well.

1. Prevention and reporting of abuse

It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the abuse of children and adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and adults at risk. Any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected will be reported in accordance with our procedures. The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.

2. Safe recruitment, support and supervision of workers

The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk.

3. Respecting children and young people

The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and young people so that all children and young people are shown the respect that is due to them.

4. Safe working practices

The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being.

5. A safer community

The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.

Safeguarding contact points within our church

The church has appointed the following individuals to form part of the church safeguarding team:

Jeff Howden, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)

Jeff will advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected. 

Email address: safeguarding@saltashbaptist.co.uk 

Amy O’Meakin, Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding (DDPS)

Amy will assist the Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS) in helping the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected. 

Email address: youth@saltashbaptist.co.uk 

Rebecca Bright, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Verifier and Safeguarding administrator

She will assist the Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS) with the DBS verification and the general safeguarding administration.  

Email address: safeguarding@saltashbaptist.co.uk 

Michelle Heighway, Safeguarding Trustee

She will raise the profile of safeguarding within the church and oversee and monitor the implementation of the safeguarding policy and procedures on behalf of the church trustees. 

Email address: heighway.michelle@gmail.com  

Our church minister is also an important part of the Church Safeguarding Team. Where possible, the Church Safeguarding Team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.

Further definitions of these roles can be found in the BUGB publications ‘Safe to Grow’ (2011) & ‘Safe to Belong’ (2015).

Putting our policy into practice

  • A copy of the safeguarding policy statement will be displayed permanently on the church noticeboard and church office and is available here on our church website.
  • Each worker with children and/or adults at risk will be given a full copy of the safeguarding policy and procedures and will be asked to sign to confirm that they will follow them. 
  • Each worker with children and/or adults at risk will be given a full copy of the safeguarding policy and procedures and will be asked to sign to confirm that they will follow them. 
  • A full copy of the policy and procedures will be made available on request to any member of, or other person associated with the church. 
  • A copy of the safeguarding policy statement will be displayed permanently on the church noticeboard and church office and is available here on our church website.
  • Each worker with children and/or adults at risk will be given a full copy of the safeguarding policy and procedures and will be asked to sign to confirm that they will follow them. 
  • Each worker with children and/or adults at risk will be given a full copy of the safeguarding policy and procedures and will be asked to sign to confirm that they will follow them. 
  • A full copy of the policy and procedures will be made available on request to any member of, or other person associated with the church. 
  • The policy and procedures will be monitored and reviewed annually, and any necessary revisions adopted into the policy and implemented through our procedures. 
  • The policy statement will be read annually at the church AGM, together with a report on the outcome of the annual safeguarding review

Click here to download a copy of our Safeguarding policy and procedures document

Data Protection Policy

Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Saltash Baptist Church are the Data Controllers and the Church Secretary acts as our Data Protection Officer. We are collecting this information to enable the church to keep in touch with you and provide pastoral support as appropriate.

Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest. Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on the church office computer and cloud system which is password protected and accessed only by the Ministers, Church Secretary and Church Administrator. Your contact details will be removed from the database once you are no longer a member of the church – unless you ask to remain as one of our “church friends”. We would like to include your name and contact details in our Church Directory which will be accessible through ChurchSuite . If you are happy for your details to be included please indicate where asked to do so. You can ask for your details to be removed at any time.

To enable us to provide adequate pastoral support to you and your family, one of the Ministers may record information which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored (in password protected documents) on the church computer and Cloud System but the password will only be known by the Ministers. This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent. You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you (including the pastoral support information) by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the Church Secretary. You also have the right to ask for information which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified. If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Data Protection Officer. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

LAST REVIEW DATE 2019