Northway Church has a leadership team of six: Melissa Walton, Fiona Floate and Heather Elbourn have responsibility for the morning service. Peter and Lynette Teagle and Chris Band have responsibility for the evening service.

Melissa Walton

I started following Jesus when I was 16 – at a meeting that I didn’t want to go to! My family have been going to Northway Church for as long as I can remember and apart from 6 months – 1 year that I spent training with a group of churches in Reading I have been involved in the church’s activities. I have a degree in Youth and Community Work with Applied Theology and for several years worked as a full-time Youth Worker. I currently run my own Driving School. My hobbies include cross-stitching, reading and ballroom dancing.

Fiona Floate

Heather Elbourn

I was born and brought up in Leicestershire.  My early life was very much influenced by stories of my missionary ancestors.
I invited Jesus into my life at the age of about eight as a result of reading a Patricia St John book.  I came to Oxford to nurse in 1961 where I met Cliff at Headington Baptist Church.  We married and I have lived in Oxford ever since.  Cliff died in 2016 after 20 years with dementia.

Peter Teagle

Lynette Teagle

Growing up in Singapore, I knew about God but didn’t think He could ever accept me as I knew that I wasn’t perfect. When I was 11, the transformation in my sister when she became a Christian convinced me that Jesus died on the cross for me so that I could accept His love and forgiveness. I’m married to Peter, we have 3 young adult children and have lived in the UK for 20 years (13 in Oxford). I enjoy reading, cooking, long walks and learning about other cultures.

Chris Band

I became a Christian at the tender age of 11 following the death of my godly Grandmother who prayed for our whole family with great persistence. I am married to Breeze and have two daughters, Petra & Tia. My hobbies include reading, classical music, DIY, human biology and long walks with the dog. I have studied theology in three different academic institutions – nine years in total. I worked for five years with students in the UK (UCCF) and then for seven years among International Students (Friends International). I also taught New Testament studies in North India for three years. I am an ordained Baptist Minister and have been working at Headington Baptist Church since 2007 but have also been involved at Northway for a number of years, particularly helping to lead the 5pm congregation. 

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