Testwood Baptist Church


Gordon Tuck - Senior Pastor

Gordon Tuck From a background in farm building design, Gordon has been 'building' churches since 1982. He has pastored churches in Dorset, New Zealand, and north-east London, moving to Testwood Baptist Church in August 1998 as Senior Pastor. Gordon is an enthusiastic cricketer (playing for local team Swan Green), he supports AFC Bournemouth & enjoys photography as a hobby. Gordon is married to Janice, who is also on the church staff. Gordon and Janice have 2 sons, Neil (married to Laura) & Andy, and a daughter, Lindsey (married to Andy Morgan) and 3 grandchildren... Olivia, Lewis & Molly.

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Matt Huckle - Associate Pastor

Matt Huckle Matt Huckle started working here in September 2012 as an Associate Pastor having just qualified from Moorlands Bible college. He has a passion to serve the Lord in the local church and to see how the Lord uses him. He loves sport and is a massive Southampton FC fan. He is married to Emma, they have a son called Jonah.

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Ray King - Youth Pastor

Ray King Ray joined as Youth and Children's Pastor in September 2004. A lifelong West Ham United fan, born and brought up in North East London, Ray has been involved in full-time youth ministry for the last 15 years taking him to such exotic places as Wimborne, Springbourne, Grimsby, Romania and South Korea. Ray has a passion to see children and young people growing in their love of God and living that out in their daily lives, impacting those around them.

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Jim Shepherd - Worship Pastor

Jim Shepherd Jim started at Testwood Baptist Church in January 2017 and is passionate about worship and music. He has been leading worship from guitar since the age of 16 and loves working along-side musicians and technicians . Jim has an eclectic taste in music and also writes and records his own compositions. Jim has served in a number of churches across the country as his father is also in full time ministry as a Senior Pastor. He is married to Jessica and they have two sons, Christian and Elijah.

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Sarah John - Youth Worker

Sarah John Sarah has taught in Key Stage 2 for 10 years in Portsmouth and Southampton; and with husband Paul has loved working with the 11-14 age group at Testwood Baptist Church alongside this. It has been great, both at church and on summer Venture, to see God's impact on young people's lives. She has now left the classroom and claimed office space at church, working part time in the youth and Children's department, whilst looking after Leah, Joel and Neve for the rest of the week.

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Steve Reynolds - Operations Manager

Steve Reynolds Steve joined the staff team as Operations Manager in 2009 having taken early retirement in 2008 from a 32 year career in a major high street bank. He has been a member of the church since 1986 and is an Elder in the church. Although a farmer's son and brought up on a farm Steve has a passion for anything to do with boats. Recently became a Grandfather is a new experience for him.

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Janice Tuck - Pastoral Team Member

Janice Tuck Janice combines two part-time jobs - on the pastoral staff of TBC as well as as an Occupational Therapist leading a Transition Therapy Team in Southampton, supporting young people with physical disabilities. Janice enjoys being married to Gordon (see above), spending time with family & friends, reading, event planning & crafts. She is a self-confessed stationery addict!

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Megan Murray - Pastoral Staff Team Assistant

Megan Murray Megan joined the team in May 2011 after retiring from her dental receptionist job. Megan is also part of the wider leadership team, and since the death of her husband Bob, has been freer to serve God and be more involved in church work. She loves interacting with people, and is now more involved with the pastoral care of the church. In her spare time she enjoys being grandma to her six grandchildren.

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Dave Parry - Honorary Associate Pastor

Dave Parry Dave spent 10 years as a Newspaper Photographer before becoming a Baptist Minister serving in churches in Ipswich, Blackfield & Bitterne Park Southampton. Following the death of his younger daughter Michelle in 2007, Dave came out of full-time ministry. Dave spends 2 days a week developing the work among the over 65s. He runs a Mobile Disco business DJing at weddings and family parties. Dave is married to Lyn and they have two children: Claire is married to Peter Timothy, the Pastor of a Baptist Church in Greta Yarmouth, Norfolk, and Nathan, who attends Testwood, is a drummer in the worship team. Dave has been in membership at Testwood since 2009, and on team since 2011.

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