Pastor 
 
 

Secretary

Alison Irwin

Ali was christened as a baby but Jesus only became real for her in a personal way when she was in her early 30’s. An invitation to a Carol Service at Oakridge in 1993 was the start of her faith journey and she was baptised in 1995. Fellowship with God and encouragement from the wider church family continues to help her to learn and develop as a Christian. Ali is thankful for the daily Hope this relationship provides in the knowledge that our loving Heavenly Father wants what’s best for us all; and He will help shape and guide us through life’s challenges and opportunities if we put our trust in Him…
secretary@oakridgebaptistchurch.org.uk

Administrator

 
administrator@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
  

Treasurer

Philip Rackstraw

Philip has attended Oakridge all his life from Sunday School to Baptism and membership in 2009. He has been treasurer of the church since 2013. As well as his duties as treasurer, he is also involved with Worship, being part of the audio visual team and a singer in the church music group.
treasurer@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
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Life Deacon

Shelia Dodson

Sheila has been a member of Oakridge Baptist Church for many years and is the longest serving member on the Diaconate Sheila’s main responsibility is for Pastoral Care. She regularly visits members who are in Care Homes, sick and anyone who cannot attend services at Oakridge. She asks for anyone who needs Pastoral Care within the Church to contact her.
sheila@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
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Deacon

Josie Coombs

Josie has been a member of Oakridge for over  50 years and a Deacon for the past 14 years. Her main roles include leading the worship group either playing the piano or singing at the Sunday  morning services. Her other main responsibility is pulpit supply. Other interests are corporate prayer, meet & greet and hospitality.
josie@oakridgebaptist.org.uk

Deacon

John Sinclair

On the 13th October 2000 John arrived in High Wycombe from South Africa and was invited to OBC on the 14th April 2001. He has been attending ever since.  He was baptised on the 14th December 2003. He has been on the diaconate for about 10 years.  John has been involved with the Boys Brigade and Girls Association at Oakridge since it began.  He is also involved in the running of the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter.  He also ran the OBC football teams for about 10 years until they disbanded.  He also organises a golf association linked to the church.  His outreach is to people through sports and social activities. His other rolls within the church are the Church Facilities (maintenance) and Health and Safety of the church and manse.
john@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
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Deacon

Angela Sinclair

Angela arrived in High Wycombe on the 13th October 2000 from South Africa and was invited to OBC on the 14th April 2001. She has been attending ever since.  She was baptised on the 14th December 2003. She has been on the diaconate for about 16 years.  Angela has been involved with the Boys Brigade and Girls Association at Oakridge since it began.  She is also involved in the running of the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter. Her rolls within the church are Prayer, Outreach, and all Young People activities.
angela@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
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Deacon 

Dilini Reynold

Dilini is passionate about prayer, worship, discipleship and bringing the word of the Lord to the masses, the key areas that she is responsible for at Oakridge.  Dilini believes that there is nothing that cannot be achieved through prayer.  She comes from a medical mission background having served disadvantaged communities as a prayerful doctor.   In her spare time, she plays the piano and engages in dabbing in floristry.
dilini@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
Deacon

Karen Lucas

Karen has been attending Oakridge Baptist Church since 1995 and has recently been elected to the diaconate. She is a qualified teacher with skills and interests in children and young adults with additional needs. She has volunteered to assume the role of Safeguarding Trustee for our Church. Karen also loves to sing with the worship group and joins others in weekly Bible study.
karen@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
 
Deacon

Joyce Joules

 

joyce@oakridgebaptist.org.uk
Deacon

John & Pam Hollman

John and Pam joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1975 and were sent out to Sudan in 1977 by their church in Romford.  They served with Wycliffe until retirement in December 2017.  During their 40 years of service, they had various roles which included training literacy workers, administering the work of Bible Translation in Sudan, teaching at the training Institute in Horsleys Green, directing the work of Bible Translation across Africa and teaching in the Linguistics and Bible Translation Department at The Theological College of Northern Nigeria.
In retirement their particular interest is two-fold: helping people to read and understand the Bible, and promoting prayer for the work of Bible Translation especially in Africa.
They have had a home within walking distance of Oakridge Baptist Church for 30 years or so, but much of that time they were resident in Africa, and their home was rented out.  On retirement they started attending Oakridge Baptist Church and joined the church in 2019.
Over the years they have learned that they work best together, and see that as the Lord’s planning.
Deacon
Pastoral Care Coordinator

Maureen Rose

Maureen has been at Oakridge all her life having been dedicated as a baby.  She was baptised and joined the Church at 16 years of age.  Her journey in the Church has involved working in many organisations and as a member of the leadership team held the position of Treasurer for approximately 10 years and Secretary for approximately 5 years.  In November 2021 the Church entered a period of interregnum (a time without a minister) and she has taken on the overall responsibility for Pastoral care within the fellowship.