Phil Palmer

Minister & Leadership Team

Phil joined Beverley Baptist Church in June 2015, after 3 years in Ministry in Hertfordshire. Before that, he worked in University Administration.  He grew up near Wigan, and felt God calling him back to the North of England, even if on the other side of the Pennines! 

Phil completed a BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission at St Hild College in Sheffield in 2019, and since then has worked full-time for Beverley Baptist Church.  He values the collaborative approach of the church, and the diversity of gifts and perspectives represented within the Leadership Team, which means that while he is the only paid member of the team he doesn’t need to do everything!

Phil is married and has two children.  He is available for a chat by emailing, and his blog can be found at

Chris - Leadership Team


Assistant Treasurer & Leadership Team

Chris has been a Christian since 1992 and a member of Beverley Baptist Church since that date. He moved from the midlands to this community a little while before that to pursue his career as a Town Planner for the local authorities.

A keen runner, cyclist, the church’s resident roadie and our principal sound guy, Chris is married and has two daughters.

Stephen - Leadership Team & Treasurer


Charity Treasurer & Leadership Team

Stephen has been the Treasurer for nearly 20 years and on the leadership team for half that time, but for a few years off when his wife picked up the reins. His current term started in 2021, he looks after the church finances and is a friend who will move heaven and earth to help out practically, whether that be in the church building or out on a roadtrip with a purpose.

Stephen is a process person, he loves a spreadsheet and a workflow, he’s computer savvy, seeks to find solutions to problems, suggest alternatives, think outside the box and prompt others to do the same.

He’s a husband, a father to two teenagers, has pet ducks, and he’s a businessman. Stephen enjoys some preaching and leading and has recently started running.


Church Ministries Coordinator

Karen is responsible for the administration of the church office including the upkeep of registers and databases as well as being a gifted graphic designer.

Karen is the first port of call when contacting BBC.  She will answer or direct any enquiry to its correct destination so as to ensure smooth running of the church.

Karen also plays a key role in coordinating our work with children and young people, including running our church holiday clubs.

Feel free to make contact with her by email, by telephone or in person at the Church Office.

Steph - Leadership Team


Secretary & Leadership Team

Steph is a former HE college ESOL and Functional Skills tutor but is currently completing a degree in theology and works voluntarily.  She loves being outdoors, particularly in the garden; enjoys youth work and working alongside young people. Steph is married and has two adult daughters.

Currently, Steph is the acting Centre manager for the church building and all hirer liaisons are carried out by her.

Steph likes gardening and almost anything outdoors. Steph’s passion is also prayer. So if you need someone to pray with you get in touch!

Tracy - Leadership Team


Community Chaplain & Leadership Team

Tracy is mum of two who joined the leadership team in 2021. She is a Nurse who is bi-vocational (has two callings). Having recently completed an academic diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission she is now an ordained Baptist Minister and serves part time as Community Chaplain through Beverley Baptist Church and The Armstrong Centre. This role is currently generously funded by a grant from Baptist Insurance.

She particularly enjoys table fellowship and takes time to celebrate God in creation. Her favourite song is Oceans (Where Feet may fail) which reflects her current journey with God and her favourite passage is Psalm 126.

Her particular areas of interest surround wellbeing including carer and bereavement support, prayer, retreat and co-creating the Sabbath (feel free to get in touch with her, via the Church Office, if those areas resonate with you.

Responsibilities of the Leadership Team

The responsibilities of the Leadership Team include prayer, discussion and direction of the spiritual aspects of church life, overseeing teaching, worship, evangelism and pastoral care, and protecting the church from error. They are also responsible, as Charity Trustees, for overseeing our financial and legal responsibilities including employment administration, understanding and adhering to the requirements of the Charity Commission. . 

Leaders must also accept, believe and endorse the church’s Statement of Faith, Aims and Constitution.