Meet The Team

The Core Team

John Hall

Senior Pastor

John is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church and has been pastor since 2018.

John loves playing Golf and spending time with his family.

Kyle Parry

Youth Pastor

Kyle is the Youth Pastor and has been the youth pastor since 2020.

In his down time, you will find Kyle playing football or going out for food.

Andrew Lewis

Core Team Member

Andrew is a member of the Core Team.

Andrew is married to Sheila and they enjoy spending their time down the glorious place of West Wales.

Alan Thomas

Core Team Member

Alan is also a part of the Core Team.

Alan is married to Angela, and they love spending their weekends with the grandchildren.

Priya David

Core Team Member

Priya is also a part of the Core Team.

Priya is married to David and they have two daughters. During her spare time Priya enjoys exploring new places with her family and doing a bit of gardening

Heads of Ministry

Lucie-Jo Lewis

Children’s worker

Lucie is the Children's worker at Bethel. She has a real passion for working with and helping children develop their relationship with Jesus.  

Lucie loves spending time with her husband James and two children Daisy and Seb.

Neil Shearman

Head of Life Groups

Neil overseas the life groups ministries which are our small groups at Bethel.

Like John, Neil loves playing Golf and spending time with his wife Beci and 4 Children.

Karen Brown

Head of Pastoral Care

Karen is head of the pastoral care ministry.

Karen loves to bake so you will sometimes find her in the Kitchen making cakes. If you are new, please buy a cake from Karen, they are life changing!

James Lewis

Head of Production Team

James is the head of the production team which allows our services to be broadcasted live.

James is married to Lucie-Jo and they have two kids who they love spending time with.

Paul Brown

Head of Evangelism

Paul is the head of Evangelism at Bethel.

Paul is married to Rhi and they are from Caerphilly but have a big heart for Pontyclun and want to see God move in incredible ways.

Ben Tomkins

Head of Ministry for Worship

Ben is responsible for the worship team.

In his spare time Ben enjoys music, comedy, camping, science fiction and spending time with his wife Lara and their two sons.

Emilia Stevenson

Flourish schools worker

Emilia is the Flourish Project Manager and works in the 5 Comprehensive Schools surrounding Bethel. 

When not in school you'll usually find Emilia at the beach with her paddle board or drinking coffee at The Thirsty Elephant.