Derek Page, Senior Minister
Derek is married to Carrie and they have three children. He grew up in the North East of England and became a Christian as a teenager. He worked in youth work in Edinburgh and Bournemouth. Derek trained at Moorlands College and Spurgeon's College, London, and has worked in the past with Saltmine Trust. He has been the Senior Minister at RBC since 1985. He enjoys music, walking, cooking and the ups and downs of following Newcastle United FC.
Barry dore, assistant minister
Barry grew up in Ireland, but has been living in the UK for most of his adult life. After attending an Alpha course, Barry became a committed Christian in his early 20s. His previous career was in greenkeeping and sports turf maintenance. Barry went on to train at London School of Theology and worked as an Assistant Minister at Park Street Baptist Church. He joined RBC in September 2016. Barry is married to Chrissie and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, supporting Liverpool and watching real-life documentaries.
Julie ledden, Pastoral Care manager
Julie is married to Mick, they have two teenage daughters and have been part of Ruislip Baptist Church since 2008. Julie’s role is to co-ordinate the pastoral care needs of the church and people from our local community who seek help and support from us. This involves being aware of any pastoral issues that people have and finding suitable and appropriate support for them - whether that is occasional, practical help or ongoing support to someone experiencing a difficult time in their life. Before starting her pastoral role at Ruislip Baptist Church, Julie worked as a biomedical scientist in clinical biochemistry and pharmaceutical research and development for 25+ years and has been one of the leaders in the Sparks Sunday group for children aged 5-7 years.
michael adesanya, youth & young adults worker
Michael is husband to Abigail and ‘papa’ to two boys. He grew up in Hackney, East London and became a Christian in his teens. He studied at the London School of Theology and has since enjoyed working with young people. He enjoys anything creative, watching Arsenal FC and long walks in the rain (unrelated).
Helen Yarrow, Outreach Co-Ordinator
Helen is married to Tim, and they have three grown up children. She has been attending RBC for over 25 years and has helped lead our Holiday club for a number of years. Like Marie she initially joined the staff covering maternity leave. As Outreach Resource coordinator her role is to develop opportunities to engage and reach out into our local community.
Gillian Rose, church Administrator
Gillian is married to David and they have two children. After completing a degree in Psychology she worked for a while in a HIV/AIDS centre in London before taking on the role of Administrator in July 2003. In this role Gillian runs the day-to-day activities and operations of the Church. Gillian is the friendly voice at the end of the phone when you call our church office and she is also PA to our Senior Minister.
nikki latham, operations manager / children youth & families team administrator
Nikki is married to Tim, and they have two teenage children. Nikki and Tim have been attending RBC for 11 years, Nikki is an engineering manager by background. Nikki co-led our Girl Guiding groups at RBC for 9 years and is also part of the Youth Ministry Volunteer team, leading in Phase & Roots, our youth groups for 11 - 16-year-olds. Nikki has two roles at RBC firstly as the Operations Manager, this role involves ensuring the smooth running of all operational activities at RBC. This includes managing the building & facilities, organising church programs & events, and ensuring policies & procedures are fully compliant and adhered to. Her second role is providing administrative support to our Children, Youth and Families Team.
Marie Dendy, Admin Assistant
Marie is married to Mark, they have two teenage daughters and have been part of Ruislip Baptist Church since 2003. She gained a degree in Art and worked for a textile company, in retail and as a recruitment consultant before having her children. She initially joined the staff covering maternity leave in 2009 and since then has continued to work both voluntarily and paid in the church office. Her role is to assist Gillian in the office and with her support of the leadership team.