Simon Robinson

Simon became part of the leadership team at Shepherd Drive Baptist Church in September 2007. He grew up in Ipswich during the glory years of ITFC in the 80s and is a keen supporter of the “Tractor Boys”. He became a Christian at a young age and says that Jesus Christ has been at the centre of […]

Peter Newton

Peter grew up in Preston, Lancashire and thought he would live up north all his life where his first part time job was in a chippy.  However, in his early twenties, he slipped down to the Midlands, firstly to study microbiology at Warwick University and then to work for a church in inner-city Coventry for three […]

Matthew Brett

Matthew would say he has blue blood flowing through his veins being an avid Ipswich Town supporter and living in Ipswich almost all his life.  He recalls with fond memories his two trips to Wembley to see Ipswich win both the FA Cup and Play Off Final. Working for one on the towns High Street jewellers for over […]

Christine Robinson

  Christine is married to Simon and they have 2 boys, Harry and Ben and a dog called Muttley! She grew up in a little Suffolk village called Wetherden and became a Christian when she was 11. Christine loves all things pink! Her hobbies include dog walking, sewing and anything crafty. She works part time […]

Sheri Newton

Sheri is married to Peter and is a full time mum to Chloe, Tom and Joe.  She has been a Christian since her early teens and has been a member at Shepherd Drive since 2011 where she particularly appreciates the loving and welcoming nature of the church family. Before motherhood, Sheri worked for UCCF, an […]

Sheryl Brett

Having no church background at the age of 13 Sheryl was invited to a church youth group by a school friend and became a Christian a couple of years later. She met her future husband, Matthew, at that group too and they now have 4 children who are in their teens and early twenties. Sheryl was diagnosed with […]

Debbie Cook

Debbie’s parents were Christians but she made her own decision to follow Jesus when she was 11.  She is married to Rod, and they have 4 grown up children, plus 3 grandsons. Debbie enjoys music very much – singing in a local choir, and also taking part in the worship group here at Shepherd Drive.

Marion Skull

Marion became a Christian when she was 15 years of age.  She is married to John and has 3 grown up children and 9 grandchildren. Marion enjoys visiting her family in Surrey and Essex, walking and holidays in the sunshine. She enjoys being part of the church at Shepherd Drive where she can learn more […]

Olive Day

Olive has been a stalwart of Shepherd Drive Baptist Church since it was built in 1995. She has been actively involved in the activities of the church ever since and was one of the founder leaders of Tots & Tinies, which she ran for many years. She now enjoys participating in and leading the Ladies’ […]