The Leaders

Reverend Arthur Janes

Arthur trained for ministry at Bristol Baptist College following a thirty year career in production engineering. Oldham Baptist Church is Arthur’s first pastorate since leaving college in June 2015. He is married to Catherine and they have one grown up daughter Zoe who is reading French and Translation at Aston University. When time allows Arthur enjoys fishing and watching Wigan Rugby League, but still keeps one eye on his home town club of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leader Elaine


Elaine serves as our Church Secretary and lead contact for the Welcome Project. She took early retirement from teaching several years ago. She is involved with the Saddleworth Ladies Lifeboat Committee and Saddleworth Musical Society amongst others. She finds that retirement life can still be very busy. Elaine is married to Howard and they both enjoy sampling local coffee shops and frequent holidays, some to see daughter Jenny, who currently lives in Washington DC.




Colin H

Serves as a deacon and member of our leadership team.  He is our Church Treasurer and one of the Junior Church leaders.


Sandra is a retired social worker, devoted grandma and part time assistant in a wool shop. She is responsible for church flowers.


Femi has been attending OBC since 2006. He joined the leadership team in 2015 and is responsible for keeping the information on the website fresh and relevant. He is married to Lola and they have 3 children - Tiffany, Femi (junior) and Chantelle.


Christine has been attending the church since the mid 1980's, at a time when it was known as the King Street Baptist Church. She also serves as the Assistant Treasurer to Colin Heywood, and together they lead the junior church. Christine is also responsible for Car Park permits and room hire. She is married to Brian and they have a Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog called Charlie.



Serves as a deacon and member of our leadership team.  She co-ordinates Creche & Craft Club.