Our team



Alongside his wife Janette, Phil pastors Smawthorne church. He's a registered medical practitioner, and was partner in a local GP practice until recently retiring. Both roles involve caring for people, something Phil is passionate about. Janette and Phil have 3 grown up children and 2 grandsons. They love spending time with their family. Phil's a proud Yorkshireman and enjoys sport, particularly Rugby, football, tennis and golf. He's also keen on history.

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Janette pastors Smawthorne church alongside her husband Phil; her passion is to see people find Jesus and grow in their relationship with him. Janette also volunteers at the local hospice providing spiritual support for people with a terminal diagnosis. Family is very important to Janette and she enjoys activities which allow her to express her creative side, such as gardening, baking and crafts. She also loves films and reading.

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Elder & Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator

Stephen has been at Smawthorne since 2019 and joined our Leadership in 2021. He's married to Leah, who along with Stephen will often be serving on a Sunday and together they have a young daughter. Stephen has a degree in Applied Theology and Missional Leadership from Moorlands Bible College and has served on team at various churches within the Apostolic Church movement throughout the UK. He has a passion for the local church & believes everyone can find their God given purpose through a real and active relationship with God. 

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Leadership Team

Richard has been part of the Smawthorne family for many years. He's married to Hollie and on a Sunday can often be seen leading the music. Richard has a passion for worship and teaching the Bible, and has completed the Apostolic Church Baton Leadership course. In his spare time, Richard loves spending time with Hollie and playing cricket.

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Relational Apostle

Originally from Bradford, Simon has a background as a Solicitor. He now pastors Oakwood Church in Taunton. Simon is ordained as an Apostle & serves on the National Leadership Team of the Apostolic Church. He is married to Melleny and they have two young children. He loves every kind of sport and enjoys a wide variety of music.


Meet our Ministry Heads

Our ministry heads are responsible for leading various teams within the life of Smawthorne. The Leadership Team is currently appointing further ministry heads so check back soon.

Angela - Lead Safeguarding Coordinator
Denise - Kids Church Lead
Tony - Finance Lead
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