The Northern Baptist Association is the Baptist family in the North of England. We are 50 Baptist churches serving about 3,000 members from Redcar to Great Asby near Kirkby Stephen and from Northallerton to Berwick. Three of our churches are also members of the Independent Methodist Connexion.
We have had Baptist churches in this area for over 350 years, but far from being static and complacent we continue to engage in mission and church planting. Thirteen of our churches have been started since 1950, and two of our churches have established three separate churches in recent years. We support pioneer work across the association and are looking to engage in other pioneer situations.
We fellowship together in order to encourage and resource one another for the work of mission, both for each church in its local context, and in mutual collaboration. We are able to do this as people give freely of their time and also work alongside our Association staff.
Our Council is responsible for overseeing our Association life. They are the the trustees and directors of the Association, find out more about how we operate and who is on Council here.
Meet Our Team
Reverend Hayley Young: Transitional Strategic Regional Minister
Hayley's focus is to develop a new strategy for the NBA and transition the association into a new way of relating to our churches, missional communities and ministers.
Hayley oversees the ministry side of association life ensuring that every element of our working together is part of the wider strategy.
Hayley trained at Spurgeon's College, London, and has served in churches in Southern Counties and Central Baptist Association. Before moving to the NBA was part of the Regional Team in South Wales. She is also currently the vice-president of Baptist Together.
Reverend Paul Revill: Mission Enabler Regional Minister
Paul's focus is to serve the churches and local leaders across the NBA in advancing their work of kingdom mission by inspiring, motivating, equipping and resources in mission and evangelism. Paul works with churches in engaging how to be missional in their local contexts.
Paul's heart is also that all mission and pioneering is established out of a place of prayer and seeking God.
Paul trained at Regents College, Oxford and has served with youth for Christ and churches across the NBA.
Reverend Linda Dondalson: Hub Tutor (Training & Formation) based at Cranmer Hall
Linda oversees our minister in training programme with Cranmer Hall and Northern Baptist College. She overseas the formation of ministers from calling to accreditation. She is also the minister at Portrack Baptist Church.
Linda trained at Northern Baptist College and has been involved in churches across the NBA.
Elaine Webster: Administrator
Elaine is our administrator and PA to the Regional Team; she oversees all the admin for the association from the assemblies to the meetings. She is also the link for church secretaries and keeps everyone up to date with what is going on across the the NBA.