Mark Duggan - Minister

Mark was born in Birmingham but spent most of his childhood growing up in Hong Kong. He became a Christian aged 12 at a Christian Youth Camp and was baptised at the age of 15. After completing his Metallurgical training at Birmingham University, Mark moved to Sheffield to work for British Steel in Rotherham. In 2002 he left Sheffield to train for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London. His first pastorate was at Bramley Baptist Church in Leeds. Mark became the Minister of Park Road Baptist Church in September 2013.

Apart from his wife, Rachel, and their two daughters, Mark’s obsessions are Star Wars, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. He also enjoys walking and crime fiction.

Teresa Munday – Youth Worker

Teresa was born on the Isle of Wight and gained her qualification NVQ level 3 in supported living, for adults with learning disabilities.

Teresa left the Island (Isle of Wight) at the age of 28 to train as a Youth Worker with Youth for Christ in Potters Bar, and gained a qualification in Part time Youth and Community Work.

She became a Christian at the age of 8 at an Ishmael concert, realising Jesus really loved her. Teresa was challenged in her faith when she began training as a Youth Worker and began to rely on God more. In 2004 moved to Irthlingborough and began attending Park Road, which is where she was Baptised.

Teresa is married to Nigel and really enjoys sharing her faith with children and young people, in exciting and interactive ways. On a Sunday you will usually see her on the stage doing the actions for the kids songs or playing her 12 string guitar in the music group. During the week Teresa runs and assist at groups for children and young people.

Carol Little - Church Treasurer

Carol was born in Essex. Her Mum had a Christian background but her Dad did not. They were encouraged to attend church and she was in the choir for some years until they moved away. Although her belief in God has been with Carol since childhood, her relationship with Him has not always been close. After studying Mathematical Engineering at Loughborough University Carol attended Chelmsford Cathedral where she was confirmed and worshipped for some years. Carol worked as a software engineer before retraining as a maths teacher. Tony and Carol married in 1988 and now have 2 children. In 1997 they moved to Rushden from Essex to reduce there monthly outgoings. God knew Carol's relationship was not as it should be so placed her in close proximity to Park Road Baptist Church and used the Mums and Tots leaders to get her back to church. Carol has been attending ever since and my faith and walk with God has gone from strength to strength. Carol is passionate about mathematics and loves teaching it. She also enjoys reading - just about anything, walking, watching her son play rugby, and visiting National Trust properties.

Dug Benn - Deacon

Dug is married to Deb, they have two sons and four grandchildren. He was born and raised in Liverpool, joined the Navy at 18 and served as an engineer for eight years. He then retrained as a Therapy Radiographer in Plymouth and worked in the NHS in Exeter and London for 25 years before he and Deb felt called to overseas mission. They trained and served with BMS World Mission from 2009 to 2016 in Uganda and China. Dug became a Christian in his early twenties and was baptised a few years later. He has been an active member of previous churches as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and youth club leader when living in other parts of the country. He feels strongly that the local church should serve the local community and leads the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) group run by PRBC. He’s also part of the Sunday audio-visual team and church fabric team as well as being a ‘clearer-upper’ for Sunbeams Toddler group! He spends a significant part of his week grandparenting, is an armchair Liverpool FC supporter, enjoys a wide range of music from folk to classical via prog-rock, is learning to garden and gets very excited about the amount of electricity his solar-panels are making.

Richard Clark - Deacon

Richard is a born and bred Rushdener – only living away from the town whilst studying his degree in Materials Engineering at Nottingham University. He gave his life to Jesus at age 13 at a Covenanters Camp and was then baptised at aged 17 at Highfield Baptist in Rushden. He moved to Park Road following his marriage to Hannah in 2001. Richard and Hannah have 3 children. As well as his role in the leadership team. Richard is one of the leaders of the Youth Circle group for teenagers that meet on a Sunday morning. Richard works as a Telecommunications Engineer for Unify and enjoys camping, walking and watching Rugby.

Hilary Hill – Deacon

Hilary grew up in Hertfordshire. Her first memories of church are of the Congregational Church, Watford where she attended Sunday School. Sadly, the church was pulled down, and the family moved to another local church. It was there that Hilary was confirmed into the Church of England. She initially worked as a medical secretary but then moved to work in an American Bank for many years in London. After marrying Mike and having their daughter, they decided to relocate to Northamptonshire and shortly after had their son, Matthew. During this time, Hilary studied with the Open University to become a Primary School Teacher and taught for 17 years before taking early retirement in 2021. After their move, the family joined the local CofE church where Hilary became the leader of the music group. When the children grew older the family started attending PRBC. Hilary now helps in the Music Group, Sunday School and ESOL. In her spare time, she plays in a local brass band, is Volunteer Coordinator of a local Guide Dogs group and spends time in the stands at Franklin’s Gardens watching the Saints play.

Nigel Munday – Deacon

Nigel was born and lived in Essex near Southend-on-Sea for the first 24 years of his life and then moved a little further north to Witham in Essex until 2001, when his job in London relocated to Northampton.

Nigel became a Christian at a Dick Saunders Crusade around the age of 15 and was baptised shortly afterwards. In the last church he attended in Essex, he assisted in a number of different areas including welcoming people, youth work and being part of the leadership team. Here at Park Road Baptist, he helps to look after the Audio Visual system, Website, Newsletter and is part of the leadership team.

Nigel is married to Teresa and they have an older married son and two grandchildren. In his spare time he likes to watch Sci-Fi films, listen to Country music and doing DIY.

Richard Papworth – Deacon

Richard Papworth grew up in the Cambridge area where he qualified as an Aircraft Design Engineer. Having married Christine in 1971, Jane and Robert were born with Victoria arriving just after moving to Rushden in 1976 when Richard began working at Sureweld where he is M.D.

Shortly after moving they became members at PRBC and trained as Campaigner Chiefs. Richard was elected onto the leadership team in about 1980 and has continued to serve as a Deacon and also, for a period of 15 years, as Church Secretary.

Richard is keen on sailing and watercolour painting although most of his spare time is taken with DIY and spending time with grandchildren.

Peter Sheldrick – Deacon

Peter was born in Norfolk in England but lived in Scotland from the age of 4 until he returned to England, following graduation from Heriot Watt University, to work as a Civil Engineer. He met Katie in 1983 while working in Oman and they married in 1984. They returned to the UK in 1986 and now have three children and two grandchildren. Peter was brought up in a Christian family and gave his life to Jesus when very young. He has worshipped in various denominations including, Brethren, Baptist, Nazarene, Anglican, Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian and ecumenical projects in Scotland, England Saudi Arabia and Oman. He has served on the leadership teams of churches for most of the time period between 1984 till now and he currently leads the PRBC music group. In his spare time Peter is a director of the family business, Port Ban Holiday Park, and plays in a local table tennis league.

Lydia Wilson – Deacon
Lydia was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. She became a Christian at a young age and was baptised at age 25. After completing an elementary education degree at Mississippi College and teaching for 4 years, Lydia moved to Dallas to complete a christian education degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. While in Dallas, Lydia worked as a part-time Director of Children's Ministry. Lydia has volunteered in children's ministries since she was a teenager and has continued to volunteer since completing her degree. From 2001 she has continued her work as an educator.

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