liz hamiltonLiz Hamilton

I have been the full-time pastor at Leyland Baptist since September 2022, having done three years training at the church and as part of Northern Baptist College. I’m married to Degs (Derek) and between us we have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. We’ve also both got season tickets for Burnley Football Club.

I never thought I would ever come into ministry, but God had other ideas, and here I am ….

My hope for Leyland Baptist is that we will be a church which is welcoming to all and a real family. That we will learn more about God together, worship together and serve our community together. ‘Church’ is the people not the building, and we are all loved by God no matter how we do things, what our quirks are or how ‘normal’ we are (or aren’t!)

Carol Stunell

My name is Carol. I have been married to Phil for 45 years we have 4 grown up children and 3 grandchildren. I made a commitment to Jesus at age 18. my background is Nursing and Midwifery, followed by a few years as a Primary school teacher.  Phil and I served as support missionaries for 2 years in Bangladesh from 1978-1979. 

I have been a member of Leyland Baptist Church for over 20 years. My passion is to see people changed by the Love and Grace of God; Pastoral care and blessing others by cooking. I have been gifted by the Holy Spirit with prophetic prayer. Building up relationships through coffee and chat, listening and prayer is important to me. 

For relaxation I enjoy spending time with family, walking, reading and listening to classical music. 

David HallDavid Hall

I have been a member of Leyland Baptist Church for over three years and am blessed to have been recently invited to join the Leadership team. I am a widower with three grown up married children and the joy of six grandchildren. For most of my working life I have worked in various teaching and leadership roles in schools. I continue to link with schools as the chair of governor in a local Methodist/Church of England Primary School. I  retired from that work 20 years ago becoming an accredited Baptist Minister and  leading Wigan Baptist Church for 8 years. It was when I retired from that role I came into the fellowship at Leyland. 

Abbi HiltonAbbi Hilton

Abbi has been worshipping at Leyland Baptist Church since she was a child and served on the leadership team for a number of years.  She is passionate about creating a welcoming church that is accessible to all and has a particular interest in young people's ministry.

She has been married to Tony for more than 20 years and has 2 teenage children.  She runs the family domestic appliance business with her husband.   When she isn't being a taxi driver for her children, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and good food and wine. 

Sue Seddon

My name is Sue Seddon, part of our church family here at Leyland Baptist church. I am also part of our leadership team.
I love being outside in my garden and l also have an allotment. I also like to read nothing to challenging. I have two children, Abbi who has my two grandchildren Jack and Layla, and my son Jamie.

Graham MackarelGraham Mackarel

My name is Graham Mackarel and I live with my wife Maureen in Tarleton. We have been married for over 40 years and have two children David and Joanne 37 and 36 years old.

A very important member of the family is Milly the Cavachon dog that has just turned 10 years old. Maureen and I were both baptised at Leyland Baptist church on 8th April 2012 and have since been active members of Leyland Baptist church. I am qualified in Electrical and Electronic engineering and worked for a while on military aircraft at BAe Systems but then went on to computer programming and then Project Management. I am now retired with many interests to keep me busy.