Our Leadership

Emmanuel Baptist Church is led by a team of Godly leaders, made up of the Pastor, a team of Elders and a team of Deacons.

The Pastor and Elders provide spiritual oversight, direction and general leadership whilst the Deacons are responsible for the day-to-day administration and organisation of the church.  Our practice in recent years has been to appoint Deacons for designated areas of the Church life: finance, property, pastoral visiting, children, worship, etc.

Nigel BirdElder
I am member of the Eldership Team and, together with my wife, Kate, I lead a housegroup based in St Day. We have three children. Kate's hospitality creates a warm welcome while my Tree Surgery business keeps the home fires burning. "We constantly feel the love and care of the fellowship".

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Hazel EvansElder
North Devon was my home until I married and moved to the West Midlands. I worked in banking before becoming a full time mum. In the hotel business & member of EBC in Falmouth since 1978. Widowed in 1990, I have 5 grown up children and 10 wonderful grandchildren. I love gardening! I became an Elder at EBC in 2019. We seek to be guided by God as we lead & care for our church family.

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Kate Dinwoody Elder
In 2008 we moved to Cornwall and Phil and I became members of Emmanuel. Sadly I became a widow in 2012. I have a son and a daughter and 5 grandchildren. Elected as an Elder in March 2020. Increasingly I understand that nothing of value can be achieved in the Kingdom of God without God’s help and guidance and that prayer is the key to doing things God’s way.

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Carrie ChildsElder
I moved to Cornwall to work a summer season and still find myself here 20 years later! I’m married to Kye and when we’re not working or studying we love to spend time with friends and family, or take our faithful companion dog; Spencer out for an adventure. Joining EBC leadership in Feb 2022, I’ve felt a warm welcome and a high level of trust and freedom from the rest of the team. It’s exciting times for us as a community and my strong desire is to see God’s people equipped and empowered to serve him faithfully in every area of their lives.
Alison PlummerWorship and Creative Arts Deacon
Having attended EBC since I was 2 years old, I became a member after being baptised at the age of 14. I married Drew in 2004 and we have been blessed with three children. I became part of the Leadership team in July 2016 in the role of Worship and Creative Arts Deacon in which I oversee all areas of Worship and Service Planning. Drop me a message if you want to get involved in worship…

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Emma Munden Deacon.
Hi everyone, my name is Emma and I am privileged to have been the Children and Youth Deacon here at EBC for almost ten years, whilst I am no longer in that role, I continue to serve as part of the Leadership. Myself and my family live in Falmouth, I met my husband Paul when taking part in a summer beach mission based at EBC and moved to Falmouth when we got married twenty years ago. We have been blessed with two children, Lewis and Isabella who are now teenagers.

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Alison Hodges Pastoral Deacon
I’m Alison and I have been a part of this church family for over 50 years. I am also blessed with a wonderful family of my own and have enjoyed a God given career as a Registered Nurse before early retirement in 2018. Whilst I was initially resistant to taking on a leadership role, Father God showed me very clearly that this was part of His plan for me and that I could trust Him as in all things. Five years on I can testify to the blessing found in obedience to the Lord and I can also wholeheartedly concur with 2 Corinthians 3 v5 - “ Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,”. Praise Him for His constant faithfulness

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Steve SykesDeacon
I have been at EBC since I was a teenager and I feel very much a part of the church family. I have served at EBC by helping lead youth groups, offering IT support, running and upgrading the church PA and more recently producing our livestream services. I feel my deacon role is one that facilitates our church services by using my skills of sound engineering, videography and photography. As part of the worship team I help to create an atmosphere that is sensitive to the Holy Spirit, an environment of corporate worship that is God honouring. I help to plan our livestream services, aiming to make them visual and engaging. I believe our church should be accessible to all, have an environment that is attractive and modern where people can comfortably worship. I am excited to work alongside our service leaders to help us introduce people to Jesus through our online content.
Jeff MountChurch Treasurer
I am the Church Treasurer, I am married to Kathy with 2 step children, Alex aged 17, and Jacob aged 15. Throughout my working life I worked in finance and was a financial adviser. I became a Christian some 23 years ago and my heart is very much in mission. I have visited Myanmar three times on Mission trips.
Nathan Offord Deacon
I'm Nathan and I've been a member of ebc since I was a child and currently I am the "missions deacon". I love living in beautiful Cornwall and enjoy meeting new people, spending time out on the water- be that on a surf board, windsurfer or in a gig boat and a good summer beach bbq.
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