The Bethesda Leadership Team comprises of Elders and Deacons, and we seek to apply the roles in accordance with biblical principles. We have grouped the various activities of the Church into categories, and assigned a leader to each category according to what we feel is their gift/skill/experience.
Leaders of the activities will therefore have a person to whom they can refer in case of need.
ELDER / SCHOOLS LEAD
Big personality. Big frame. Big passion. Six words that seem to sum Matt up pretty well. As an Elder he has responsibility for overseeing children, youth and ministry in schools. As a part-time employee for Bethesda he focuses on preaching, outreach and the community.
ELDER / COMMUNITY WORK LEAD
I’m Matt, I live in Dinas Powys and have worshipped at Bethesda since my wife, Ruth, and I moved into the village in the 1990’s. It’s a privilege to belong to a local church that loves Jesus and demonstrates this through its compassion for our community. Alongside being a Church Elder I work full-time as a Family Intervention worker for Barnardo’s.
ELDER / PASTORAL LEAD
My wife and I joined Bethesda in 1978 shortly after we moved into the area. I taught for 40 years in primary schools in Penarth and Cardiff. We were youth leaders for a long time, before I became an Elder over 20 years ago. I retired in 2011and I am now a full time husband, father and grandfather.
I have been privileged to have known the Lord Jesus for many years. I relocated to Dinas Powys with my wife, Elaine and our 6 children over 23 years ago & we now have 12 gorgeous grandchildren. I am still currently working in Cardiff Prison. One of my roles at Bethesda is the care & maintenance of the building.
I’ve lived in Dinas Powys for over 30 years, am retired and married with 3 sons, and 11 grandchildren! I’d love you to ask me about my journey of faith in Jesus! As a Deacon I am involved in administration and finance matters within Bethesda …there’s hardly a DIY bone in my body!
Dinas Powys born and bred, I was a man’s man, enjoying rugby, drinking etc, but for the last 11 years I am the Son of Man’s man, with a proper perspective on life. Happily married to Sally with 3 grown sons and 5 beautiful grandchildren, I work locally in Shipping.
Steve looks after Bethesda's Worship Team and related ministries. He became a Christian in 1977 and lives in Dinas Powys with wife, Sian and two sons.
I've lived in Dinas Powys all my life and have been a member of Bethesda since I was a nipper. Married to Krista & have 2 children that occupy a lot of my time. Having played football for Dinas Powys throughout my youth, I took on coaching a junior team with the club which has been a great experience.