Who's who

We have a wonderful team of folk who keep the church running day-to-day. They are ably supported by a team of elders and deacons, who together form the leadership of Heaton Baptist. 

Staff team
Rev. Dave Tubby - Senior Minister
DaveDave joined us in 2018 and has a real passion for seeing Jesus changing lives. He has a community heart and believes that church should be looking to serve beyond itself. Committed to the wider area, he currently serves as Chair of Heaton Community Network - a group of local, community leaders with a desire to work collaboratively to serve the area. He is also a Governor at Chillingham Road Primary School and is a Trustee for Northern Baptist Association.

Married to Rachel, he has two children and is a Brentford fan. When he's not in church, he enjoys spending time with his family on the beaches or in the hills. 

Aileen Innes - Minister-in-Training
AileenAileen has worked at Heaton Baptist Church since 2007, and has just begun training at Cranmer as Minister-in-Training. Having worked in the North East for the last 20 years, her heart is to see young people grow and flourish in their faith. She has a real passion to see young people raised up and released into all that God has for them. She also loves to work with families and loves being involved in Messy Church and all-age services, bringing different generations together. She is passionate about discipleship and loves to help people of all ages grow closer to Jesus. 

Aileen is married to Gordon and they have two children, Jack and Grace. She enjoys climbing mountains, exploring new places, going to the cinema and eating good food!

James Girling - Youth Ministry Team Leader
Bio to follow. 

Heather Rogers - Children's Ministry Team Leader
No Photo iconHeather joined us in April 2020, and has fitted beautifully into a team. With a real heart for seeing our children grow in their relationship with Jesus, she has a strong desire to make sure children of all backgrounds are able to access church. She brings a creative streak and a sense of humour which blesses the church greatly.  

Elaine Watts - Office Manager
ElaineElaine is brilliant at almost everything. I can't think of anything she doesn't work like a trooper for. She is meticulous, a brilliant listener, a wise head and a faithful team-player who we are very grateful for. She's marvellous, but hasn't written anything here just yet!

If you need to contact the Church please visit the Contact Us page.

Church leadership 

Our leadership is made up of elders and deacons, both of whom make up the Trustees of the church. 

Our current leadership team is made up of:
Rev Dave Tubby, Senior Minister
Aileen Innes, Minister-in-Training
Sally Foster, Elder
Heather O'Neill, Elder
Paul Smith, Elder

Rob Wallace, Church Secretary
Tom Onions, Treasurer
Jonny Bird, Deacon
Karen Dews, Deacon
Graham Sexton, Deacon
Pete Tang, Deacon

Our Trustees serve in their post for three-year terms, and our elections take place in our Annual Church Meeting in May each year.