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Rodney Stout

LEAD PASTOR

Rodney originally comes from Orkney and spent his childhood growing up on the family farm. He is married to Janette and they have two grown up children, James who is married to Cat, and Judith who is married to Rick. They also have five grandchildren.

One of ten children, Rodney was brought along to church by Christian parents from childhood and committed his life to Christ when he was 10 years old. Having spent three years in the building trade after leaving school he went on work in a local power station for twelve years. Having sensed the call of God into full-time pastoral ministry, he gave up a very satisfying career in the electricity supply industry to pursue theological studies when he was thirty-one.

He has served in Pastoral ministry in three Baptist churches in Scotland all in the central belt area, the most recent being Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edinburgh where he was an associate pastor, with responsibility for the pastor care of the congregation for six years.

Having been approached by the elders and congregation of BBC in September 2011, he accepted a call to join them in ministry and was commissioned to the role of Senior Pastor in May 2012.

His personal aim in life as a disciple of Jesus is to know Him more and serve Him better. His pastoral ministry objective is to fulfill the Great Commission and to equip the saints, by making disciples who can make disciples. As well as enjoying preaching and teaching God’s Word, he is committed to mentoring other men in their walk and witness as followers of Jesus.

David Shields

PASTOR IN TRAINING

Dee made a commitment to Christ when he was 18 years old. Since that time he has been involved in the church's youth ministries and has taken part in several local and overseas missions.

Sensing a call into church ministry, Dee enrolled to study a BA in Theology at Belfast Bible College. After his graduation, an opportunity arose for Dee to become part of the staff team at BBC as ‘Pastor in Training’. This is an apprenticeship position assisting Rodney and the elders in teaching and other various pastoral duties as well as co-ordinating the church's Youth Fellowship.

Dee is a local from the neighbouring town of Saintfield, but now lives with his wife Chloe in Ballynahinch along with their son Ezra, born in November 2016!

Val Dumigan

SECRETARY

Val became a Christian in 1986 whilst at Carolan Grammar school. She is married to Gary and has three children, Hannah, Joshua and Megan. She was born and raised in a Christian home in Northern Ireland.

Val became church administrator at BBC in 2011 after working for C&C soft drinks for 19 years.