Leadership Team

John HebblethwaiteJohn Hebblethwaite – Pastor

A long term resident of SB, passionate about working for the good and the blessing of the local community. Responsible for teaching, pastoral care and ministry in the community. Supports his local sports teams Nottingham Forest and Nott’s Outlaws, and is bringing his boys up to do the same.

John has been the church’s pastor since 2000.

Pastor’s profile


Beth CummingBeth Cumming

Married to Iain, with three adult children and four grandchildren. Recently retired; worked as a social worker with children, most recently in adoption. Loves gardening, reading and people – especially small ones – in equal measure.  Came to faith at 18 after being jilted by a boyfriend.

Beth is the church’s ‘Safe Kids Coordinator’ and a deacon.



Iain CummingIain Cumming

Married to Beth. Now runs a small engineering company after previously lecturing at Loughborough University. Likes playing his violin, often has his nose in a book, and gardens. Enjoys visiting people and teaching the Bible to children and adults. His Christian faith became real in his teens.

Iain is on of the deacons.



Karen GrayKaren Gray

After a wandering childhood (West Indies/Southern Africa/North Wales/France), ended up in SB and has rooted in here over 20 years. Favourite description of her work role: ‘leader of the little green people’ (thanks to a London policeman – far more exciting description than ‘Year 6 teacher’). Loves reading, especially books about the challenge of living out faith in a messy world.

Karen joined the Leadership team in 2013 and is involved with our ministry to home students.


Mike Hyde

Mike Hyde

Logistics professional for 30 years; now working for Debenhams Retail. Husband to one wife, Ruth, and father to two cats. Enjoys baking, reading, Welsh hymns in minor keys and Led Zeppelin.

Mike is one of the church elders.



Alex IsonAlex Ison

Lived overseas for a good part of his married life. Moved  to the area in 2003 (with wife Helen and two children, now grown up) and found a warm welcome at SB Baptist Church.  Now works as a project manager overseeing construction projects in the electricity industry. Spare time often devoted to walking, folk music or good restaurants.

Alex is one of the church elders.



Roy MillerRoy Miller

Roy is married to Mu and is a truly valued member of our church. Information about Roy will follow at some point when we have had a chat with him and he’s decided what he would like us to say!





David SutcliffeDavid Sutcliffe

Prior to taking early retirement, worked in the building materials industry for 40 years. Enjoyed the cross cultural interactions in his job and is now involved with International students in SB and loves the rich diversity of these very gifted young people. Now has time for his allotment and cycling, as well as enjoying time with people here and further afield.

David is one of the church elders.