Chimereze Chima (Leadership Team)

Chimereze has been a member at HBC since 2017. He’s married to Elma and they have two children. The family moved to Oxford from Solihull eight years ago when Elma got a new job in the city. Chimereze is in the Environmental and Sustainability profession, currently...

Rachel Edwards-Grundy (Leadership Team)

Rachel has been a member at HBC since 1999. She’s married to Tim and they have four children. Rachel is full time at home with caring responsibilities for her parents who are local. Rachel is an artist and teacher, and she loves anything creative, walking and being...

Matt Warmington (Minister)

Matt grew up on a council estate where he discovered Jesus and a sense of community within the local church. With 15 years of ministry experience, he began his journey serving as a youth pastor. Today, he leads our church plant in Barton, known as Barton Community...

Becky Howard (Safeguarding Lead)

Becky has worshipped at HBC for the last 2 years and helps to lead Power Pack weekly and the 0-4s group on a Sunday. She has 2 children at secondary school and has worked with children for the last 25 years. Her experience is in children’s nursing and early years...

Nick Jackson (Leadership Team)

Nick arrived at HBC in 1992, studying Geology at Oxford Brookes, then a PGCE to become a primary school teacher.  He is married to Kath and has three children, loves playing Thursday night football.  He enjoys strategy board games, walks and generally outdoor...

Elise Murray (Administrator)

Elise joined the team at HBC in 2023. She finished studying Early Childhood studies at Oxford Brookes University in 2022. Elise now has two roles, one at HBC as the administrator and one at Barton Community Church as their Children and Families worker.

Wendy Van Den Broek (Church Secretary)

Wendy grew up in Headington Baptist Church and has been a member since her teens. She is married to Jonathan and has two adult children. As a family they lived in West Africa for 12 years serving with a mission organisation. They continue to work for the same...

James Bloice-Smith (Pastor)

James has been minister at Headington Baptist Church since 1996. James is married to Marion and has a son, Daniel, who works as an engineer, and a daughter, Naomi, who is a teacher.  His interests include people in general, getting into boats whenever possible, the...