Pastor, Elders and Deacons
Bodmin Community Church is led by a pastor who is supported by a team of Elders and Deacons.
Simon Smallwood (Pastor)
I’ve been married to Lizzy for 25 years and we have three children Sam (22) Ailie(18) and Bea (9). I was 27 when Jesus saved me. After a short spell in the Midlands, we spent 23 years serving a small but growing church on a deprived council estate in Dagenham Essex. My main role is to preach and teach God’s Word in the Bible, and to tell people the good news about Jesus. It sounds crazy, but check this out: this is how Jesus grows his church in love and faith and in numbers! We want to continue and develop the good gospel work that has been going on here for many years, because no one in Bodmin or Cornwall should be denied God’s offer of eternal life through faith in his Son Jesus Christ.
Ian Rescorle (Elder and Treasurer)
I am a true Cornishman – with ‘seven generations under the soil’. I am married to Ann whom I love dearly and she has been my best friend for the past thirty eight years. We have been blessed with two wonderful sons, both married, and they have given us five super grandchildren. I enjoy my food and watching all sport, hence my round cuddly figure.
Raymond Quinn (Elder)
Hi, I’m Raymond and I am an Irishman living and working on our Cornish dairy / beef / arable farm. Farming is my life and I really enjoy it. I even love just talking about farming (go on, ask me a question about my farm…)! I also love singing and am often found leading the worship during Bodmin Community Church services.
Andy Minniss (Elder)
I married Michelle in 1997 and I thank God everyday for her and our two children, Connor and Hollie. After many years in banking and finance I am now a self-employed plumber. When I was aged 21 I was a kart racing champion. During our services, you might find me working the sound and media projector.
Michelle Minniss (Deacon: Children’s Church)
I married my wonderful husband, Andy, in 1997 and we have two gorgeous and delightful children. My passion is writing children’s fiction and my lifelong ambition is to become a published author. At the age of 3, while on a trip to the Falkland Islands, I fell down a penguin burrow!
Roger Dell’Erba (Deacon: Missions)
My name is Roger Dell’Erba. I am 53 years old. I have been a Christian ever since a very young boy. I’m married to a wonderful wife and together we foster three children in the UK. My life has always centred around Jesus, prayer and intimate communion with the Lord. When I lived in South Africa, I formed part of a Christian community serving and working with the rural people of KwaZulu Natal and Zimbabwe. My heart is very much based on mission and serving the persecuted church.