Leadership Team


The Leadership Team







Sylvia Scurr – Deacon - Secretary

Sylvia has been a member of Bradninch Baptist Church for over 30 years and seen the church through its challenges and celebrations of life. When Sylvia first came to Bradninch she was involved with the Girls 'Brigade Company and took over as Captain in 1981, through this work the Girls Brigrade have touched the lives of many girls in Bradninch. Sylvia is also involved with childrens work.



Adie Banner - Deacon – Youth leader

Adie has lived in Bradninch since Christmas 2014 with my wife Catherine, son and daughter, with Max the Dog completing our family.  They have found Bradninch Baptist Church (BBC) to be a warm and welcoming, community loving church.  Quickly feeling part of the church family they settled in easily.  Adie has restarted and now leads the churches youth group, now known as BBY, currently a small but brilliant group of youth, who are fun and energetic, creating a fun environment that is great to be part of. Along with Catherine, Adie has started a house group which encourages honest and frank discussions about Jesus and world issues.  Adie is committed to serve and share the love Jesus in my community, with neighbours, friends and family and is excited to see what plans God has set before him and his family.  



Liz Williams – Deacon – Youth Volunteer

Roman Catholic raised, Liz is a mum to 5 boys so used to a busy home, and is a wonderful asset to the church helping with activities and duties and generally welcoming people into our family.  Liz is full of energy and passion for all  to know the good news of Jesus Christ  . Even when she’s not on official church duty her friendly and caring demeanour shines through to make you feel at ease.


Jess Mandizha - Deacon

Jess has called Bradninch home since spring 2015.  Soon after arriving, she found a wonderfully warm church family at Bradninch Baptist Church (BBC).

Since arriving, Jess and her husband, Aaron, have been blessed with two children.  Although she has done her best to follow Jesus since being a young teen, Jess has always managed to dodge church leadership!  However, when invited to join the Deaconite at BBC she couldn't say no.  Having seen the love that the church has for the community, Jess wanted to fully play her part.

Jess has a heart for mission, in all its shapes and forms, and a passion for social justice.  Both fuelled, by years of Nursing overseas.



Elizabeth Pope - Treasurer

Elizabeth Pope has recently taken over as treasurer from Jeannette. Her expertise is greatly appreciated by all the Church Members.  The Baptist Church holds a special place in Elizabeth’s heart having attended since childhood and recently had her wedding there. It was a beautiful family day for Elizabeth and Julian and the Church was blessed to be part of it.