Who’s who at Fishponds Baptist Church


Radi Vasileva (Families Worker)

My name is Radostina, which means ‘joy’, but if it’s difficult to pronounce it, you can call me Radi! I’m from Bulgaria and moved to Bristol with my family in 2018. I’m married and have 2 wonderful kids- a girl and a boy.
I worked as a journalist in Christian media for 10 years.
I have a Theology degree and I’ve always been involved in church ministry. I have a passion in my heart to share Jesus in everything I do with the people around me. I love seeing people’s lives being changed by God’s love.


 Aaron Beale (Youth Worker)

My name is Aaron, I'm married to Natalie and we have two children. We moved to Bristol in 2014 and love it here. I have 7 years' experience in youth work and 3 in church leadership. I have a degree in Applied Theology (Youth & Community Work). My passion is making Jesus known in a real down to earth way that people can understand.

Susan Foster 

Susan Foster
 Hope into Action Empowerment Worker


 Ruth H

Ruth Hamburgh
 (Foodbank Manager

Even when I fail God still loves me! 

I coordinate collection of food donations to give out to our local, vulnerable people who've fallen on hard times. However, it's not all about food!

A warm welcome, to be treated with respect, dignity and compassion is a must for our guests. They are our priority.

I'm immensely proud of my two teams who use their amazing talents, time and abilities to help others and change lives.

 Ruth W

Rachel Wadey
Leader of Hope in the Hut:
  a hub for female ex-offenders

My name is Rachel and I am married with 3 children. I am a qualified nurse but have been a full time mum for many years.  I have been coming to FBC for 28 years! I love to hang out with friends, walk the dog and love holidays with the family!

I thoroughly enjoy helping out at church with Foodbank and recently have started leading the ladies hub.

Hope in the Hut is a ladies support group for 
ex-offenders but anyone is welcome. We share with each other, laugh, cry, drink lots of coffee and eat home made cake and do crafts! We are there for ladies who are feeling vulnerable and need support in a non judgemental environment.


Beatrice Anayo 
 (Member of FBC Ministry Team
      & Pastor of Stapleton Baptist

Grace and peace to you my brothers and sisters, God loves you, yes be encouraged and know that God truly loves you. It’s Beatrice Anayo here, I am an encourager who is open, welcoming and longs to journey with you. I am available for God’s use in sharing God’s love through listening, caring, praying and standing alongside others. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good, have you tasted it for yourself? Why not join us here at FBC and experience the warmth, friendship and a wonderful hospitality for which you will have your own new song to sing for God’s glory.


Elvyn Jones (Care Team Coordinator)

I am a retired minister who led a church in West London. My wife and I moved to Bristol just over four years ago and I feel very fulfilled to lead the Pastoral Care Team at FBC ministering to some great people who love the Lord Jesus.  

Rachel B

Rachel Betts (Office Manager)

The current leadership team consists of 5 deacons.

John Ray 

John Ray

 Emma Profile

Emma Gundy

(Safeguarding Lead)

Gareth Profile

Gareth Jones

Vasil Vasilev

Vasil Vasilev

Peter Profile

Peter Keenan