Wychwood Baptist Church

Meet the Leadership Team

We have one leadership team, who have two different roles – Elders and Deacons. Elders have responsibility for the overall spiritual direction of the church; Deacons have responsibility for practical church matters.


John Witts


John is married to Ali, and they have three girls, a dog and a rabbit. Originally from Reading, this is their first experience of country life – and they love it!

John has been Pastor of the church since October 2010. He is a keen coffee drinker; plays tennis; supports West Ham United; and blows his own trumpet (at Christmas).

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Nick Bowman


Nick is married to Hilary and they have 3 children, two that work and one at University. He is an accountant and works in Burford. Nick & Hilly are relatively new, having only been at WBC for 1 1/2 years. In that time they say have been made to feel really welcome and valued. Nick has been a Christian for 36 years, and before Wychwood, was a member of Faringdon Baptist Church. His hobbys are football, table tennis and gardening.


Dorothy Pavey


About 20 years ago Dorothy changed career from primary school teaching to painting, watercolours, not decorating! She loves plants, in the garden or the wild and walking in the Lake District. Married to Brian, with two grown up children and two yummy grandchildren. Wychwood Baptist Church is like family and she and Brian love being able to share with people who love the Lord Jesus and want to serve others.