Steve Williams / Associate pastor

Stephen has been in church leadership since 1970, latterly as Pastor of Kitts Green Evangelical Church in East Birmingham. He practised as a Solicitor from 1973 to the late 1990’s but relinquished the legal profession in order to pursue, full time, his ministry of preaching and teaching. His ministry has been exercised both in the UK and abroad, including over 30 years of travelling in Eastern Europe. He is married to Sheila, has three children and 5 grandchildren.

Eddie Williams / Team elder

Eddie has been a stake-holder in Shirley Community Church since he moved into the neighbourhood in 1975. He has been happily married to Sheila for nearly 50 years. They have three married children and seven grand children. He enjoys reading, crime dramas & novels (such as the depressing police detective known as Wallander), coastal walking and the gym twice a week, (three times if he can survive the two!) He plays a minor role in the SCC ministry team and enjoys bringing Costa coffee to team meetings.

Jon Heyes / Deacon (Administration & IT)

Jon has been attending Shirley Community Church (previously Shirley Evangelical Church) for over 40 years. He has previously served in the Sunday School, Youth groups and has been a member of the leadership team for over 25 years. These days he provides administration and technical support for the Church calling on his experience from working in the Civil Service and then in computer and systems management for Housing Associations. He is now retired having last worked for a large multi-national company in HR systems support. He met his wife Jane in the Church and they have two sons and four grandchildren.

Lesley Grundy / Deacon (Finance)

Lesley has been part of Shirley Community Church for over 20 years.  During that time she has been a member of the leadership team, with special responsibility for finance. ( well someone has to do it !).  She has also worked with the Sunday School, small groups and helped with the administration of many events. Now retired from her previous paid employment as an accountant,  she has more time to be involved at Church.  Lesley is married to Philip,  no children, no pets!

Jane Heyes / Deacon (Sunday school & safeguarding)

Jane was 8 years old when she began attending the Sunday School of Shirley Evangelical Church, which later became Shirley Community Church, and is now a member of the leadership team.  Her roles are with working with the children including being deputy safeguarding coordinator and running a small group.  She is always on hand for administration tasks and liaising with the groups who hire the church hall. She is married to Jon (also on the leadership team) and has two sons and four grandchildren.  For many years Jane worked in a Christian bookshop and so has a useful knowledge of books, bibles and training materials.

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