Carole Smith was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, and brought to Shepshed at the age of 1 year and has been attending Charnwood Road Baptist Church, as it was then known, since she was 3 years old. In 1962, she became a born-again Christian with 7 more girls and they were led to the Lord by their English teacher. In that same year, she was baptised and decided to become a member of this Church. Carole has served as a Sunday School Teacher after attending a training course at Swanwick, then went on to be the Sunday School Superintendent for 14 years. To bring up a growing family, Carole ceased in those capacities, but returned to be active and then subsequently elected to become Deacon and Church Secretary.
Kenny Henry was born in Glasgow in 1966 and lived there until 1989 when, having been made redundant, he came to study at Loughborough University. He graduated in 1993 and joined the police. At around that time he met his wife, Annette, and attended his friends Alastair and Karen's wedding at the Baptist church in Renfrew where he had grown up. In 1995, having been married themselves, Annette and Kenny moved to Shepshed and he started attending Shepshed BC. He has been attending ever since and on 3 December 2006 he and Annette were both baptised. They came into membership shortly after that and in March 2010 Kenny joined the Diaconate. In addition to his role as Deacon, he is Assistant Scout Leader with Belton and Hathern Scouts who meet at CRBC on a Wednesday evening and he is also a member of Shepshed Lions Club.
Maureen Walbey was born in North London but when she was 9 moved with her family to Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. She started to attend an Anglican Church when she was 9 years old but after leaving the church in her teens for a number of years she returned when she had her children, wanting them to grow up with a church background. She later left to go to a local Christian Fellowship in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, where she was led to Christ and was baptised. She moved to Shepshed with her husband in 1989 when his job was relocated and soon started to attend Shepshed BC and became a Deacon in March 2004.
Robert Ellett was born in Middlesex and for family reasons moved to Shepshed in 2006 when he and wife Ruth started to attend Shepshed BC. Bob started attending a church in 1970 out of curiosity and was baptised in 1970. He was elected to the Diaconate at our Annual Church Members Meeting in March 2008, but he had been a Deacon in a previous church. Bob and Ruth, his wife, have been involved in mission work for many years and in 2007 spent 5 months in Nagaland where Bob helped install the electrics in a hospital being built in Dimapur.
Martin Blyth grew up in Long Whatton and attended Long Whatton Baptist Church for a number of years as a child before deciding not to go any longer. After his school years Martin took up an apprenticeship as a sign writer / coach painter and now works for a well known group of companies following his trade.
Some years later Martin felt something was
missing in his life and started attending Long Whatton Baptist Church once
again where he and his wife Linda were married in September, 1990. In 1995 he and Linda left Long Whatton
Baptist Church and moved to the Gorse Covert Free Church in Loughborough where
Martin became a Deacon for several
years. In 2011 Martin and Linda moved to Shepshed Baptist Church where they have continued to worship ever since, becoming
involved in several aspects of our church life including recently sharing
teaching duties in our churches Sunday Club for the children during Morning
Services, and Martin was appointed as a Deacon in November 2017.