The Yorkshire Baptist Association is a network of 100 churches, individually and collectively committed to participating in the mission of God. Our vision is to ‘grow healthy churches in Yorkshire’ - we do this by relating, renewing and resourcing the local church, which is the primary agent for God’s mission.
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Our regional team are here to help and support your church
Graham leads the team in developing vision, direction and strategy alongside supporting ministers and churches in the Bradford and Craven areas. He oversees safeguarding and Home Mission, and represents the YBA on various groups at national level.
Regional Minister/Team Leader
Mary supports ministers and churches in the Eastern, Halifax/Calder Valley and Leeds areas. She oversees and supports the Ministry Group and Newly Accredited Ministers and chairs the national Gender Justice Hub. Mary brings specialist skills in mediation and reconciliation.
Clive has responsibility for transition and transformation of churches to aid missional effectiveness. He supports ministers and churches in Huddersfield and South Yorkshire and is a key member of the Baptists Together Mission Forum, as well as having a brief with the larger churches of the Association.
Alex has specific responsibilities for pioneering ministry and church planting. He works with individuals and churches helping start new churches, as well as working to establish accessible and excellent training and relationships that empower those called to pioneer and plant in Yorkshire.
Regional Minister, Church Planting and Pioneering
Kez offers guidance, support and ongoing training to churches who receive a Home Mission grant. She runs our YBA Learning Communities, teaches on the Mission Shaped Ministry course and chairs our Grants Group.
Peter networks churches together who want to experiment with Disciple Making Movement principles. He oversees Biglife Bradford and connects people together who are passionate to church plant by adopting Biglife Ministries values.
"Joolz" provides effective admin support for the whole team. She also leads, develops and implements our communications and social media strategy.
Debbie provides PA/admin support to the Association; facilitates our Executive and working groups; is first point of contact for Data Protection and Safeguarding matters; and generally keeps the admin wheels turning!
Adrian deals with all finance matters. He works closely with our Treasurer; supports the work of the Finance Group; and administers custodian funds for member churches.
Ann assists churches with legal, governance and property matters. She is the first point of contact for member churches on Trust issues, and she facilitates work through the YBA Trust Group.
Legal and Property Officer
Jodie offers support and training to our churches as they seek to develop work with children, youth and families. She serves on the National Baptists Together Children, Youth and Families Round Table.
Children, Youth and Families Enabler
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