David was brought up in Northchurch, and became a Christian here. He is married to Michelle and they have four children: Olivia, Joel, Seth and Lily, and a dog! (Bella). He will watch, talk about and when he can, play football (supporting Southampton), rugby (supporting Wasps), and baseball (Boston Red Sox). He also reads a lot. No really, a lot. He's a great fan of prayer, worship, fasting and the other spiritual disciplines, and he loves cheese and instant coffee. A man of class. David graduated in theology after two years at Cliff College and went on to study for a further three years at Regent's Park College, Oxford. From taking the position of youth worker at NBC in 1997, he became the minister in 2001 and yes, is still here.
Tommy Masters - Assistant Pastor
Variously known as Tommy; Tom; R.Thomas; Grandad whitebeard, unlike David he wasn't brought up in Northchurch and did not go to the local schools. He didn't work locally, neither in an office or a warehouse so he didn't leave the town to go to college. In fact, he was born and brought up in Belfast, left school at 15 and embarked on a variety of work and life experiences ending up with a wife & 4 children and a career in education via the Belfast Fire Brigade; the European Bible Institute in France; Glasgow among the down and outs (supporting with food, clothing and prayer!); London Bible College; Goldhill Baptist, the Chalfonts and Amersham; dabbling in painting and decorating and building (messy business!) before commuting to Hounslow and Feltham Community College (as headmaster) then Cranford Community College before "retiring" to work for the Learning and Skills Council. It's clear, he's a little inexperienced.
David Russell invited him into a supportive and pastoral role at NBC, which he has sought to do over the last 8 years amidst the kaleidoscope that is NBC life!
Sarah Taylor - Administrator
Sarah and husband Neil both became Christians in 1990, while they lived in Germany and Neil was in the army. Since then, they have moved house a lot (8 times in 8 years at one stage!), but have been based in Milton Keynes for the last 15 years and have two cracking kids - Josh and Ruth. It's hard to find anything creative that Sarah hasn't put her hand to at some stage; she studied art and ceramics, is a dab hand at woodturning and embroidery, and has written several songs alongside basically having a professorship in backing vocals. She is the church co-ordinator at NBC, and has proved to be so fearsomely organised that people come from far and wide to glean from her admin skills. However, most importantly, Sarah is a fantastic cook and her and Neil have blessed the church with many an excellent meal, not least at Soul Survivor where they cook for over 60 hungry kids every year.
Adrian Abramian - Youth Pastor
Adrian has lived in Berkhamsted his entire life except for the three years he studied Theology at London School of Theology in Northwood. He is delighted to be married to Terri, but were not so sure she feels the same! After completing a two year stint as student youth pastor (studying at Ridley Hall) Adrian moved into full-time ministry here at NBC. Adrian isn't at all competitive. Ok, that's a lie. There isn't much in life that Adrian can't do, and it has been scientifically proven that he can't lose at any sport, despite people's best efforts to beat him. Aside from football being his favourite sport (supporting Chelsea, bless him), James is his favourite book of the bible, burgers are his favourite food and Agricola is his favourite board game.
Fiona Nicholls - Children & Families
Born in Manchester and raised in Stockport, Fiona has finally seen the light after 20 years and moved to the home counties. She studied Human Geography at Sheffield, and now knows exactly where everything is and where everyone's gone. Her creativity is a great asset, not to mention her keen baking skills. She recently qualified from Cliff College with a diploma in children's mission and misnistry and uses this in the role of children and families worker at NBC. Fi claims that she doesn't have a clue what she's doing, although this just indicates how much she truely belongs on the staff here. Jokes.