Westgate Baptist Church

Staff / Leadership Team

Details of the church’s leadership team, and staff, are included here.


Paul Merton - Pastor

Paul is the Pastor of the church - a role which includes teaching, leadership, and pastoral care. Paul is married to Alison. His great loves are their children and grandchildren; supporting Newcastle United; and music and films of all kinds.


Shelagh Garry - Assistant Pastor

Shelagh is our Assistant Pastor and is also one of our worship leaders and has joint responsibility for worship within the church. Shelagh is married to Jim and they have three sons.


Leadership Team

Ruffine Apudu

Donald Daly 

Juste Djossou

Jim Garry

Mick Graves

Edouard Kanda

Richard Taylor

Angela Wilson 


Staff Team

The staff team consist of the pastors and three part-time staff:

Angela Wilson, Church Administrator
Janet Wilkinson, Receptionist