Who's Who?

Who's Who?

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NEIL TURTON (Pastor)Neil

I have been at the church since 2005 before which I worked as an investment banker for 15 years.  I help to facilitate the Sunday services and prayer as well as the Equipping and Encouraging part of our vision. This includes oversight of pastoral care, home groups and discipleship.

I am married to Liz and we have three sons: Ben, Joe and Zac.  Despite my body telling me otherwise, I still try and keep up my sport when I can (football, tennis, table tennis and golf).  We have loved living in Long Crendon and being part of LCBC and long to see many more lives changed by Christ.
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Sarb Klair (Pastor)

I joined LCBC in August 2021. In addition to teaching and preaching in a variety of settings at LCBC I am primarily responsible for the Ministry Training Programme and the pastoral care of the church family. Before becoming a member of LCBC I worked in financial services for almost 30 years, latterly as a hedge-fund manager and corporate financier before being ordained in the Church of England.

I am married to Karen and have three (grown up) children. In our spare time Karen and I enjoy walking with our dogs and managing grandchildren (much more tiring than I imagined it would be!)

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Colin White (Assistant Pastor)

I’m originally from Glasgow and left there to begin studying Sport Studies at the Stirling University. I continued in my studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, graduating with a Post Graduate in PE teaching. I then took the opportunity to play rugby professionally with Glasgow Warriors and the Scotland 7s team. Afterwards, I played professionally in Italy for 3 years, with different teams, and came to Christ during that time, before eventually returning to Italy, a few years later, to serve as a full-time missionary. I did this for 5 years, working alongside the local church and in collaboration with Youth For Christ, bringing my total time in Italy to 8 years.

I returned to the UK in June 2019 for a ministry traineeship with Carey Baptist Church, allowing me to complete my Crosslands Seminary studies and transition into pastoral ministry in a British context. I have been with LCBC since September 1, 2020 and I’m enjoying my role as I focus on preaching, pastoring and evangelistic ministries. 

In my spare time I enjoy working with my hands, going to the gym or just drinking coffee with good friends.

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Nathan Elliott (Youth and Children's worker)

I am the youth and children’s worker at Long Crendon Baptist Church. This role involves opening the Bible and sharing the good news of Jesus with the young people of LCBC and supporting families to grow in their love for Jesus together. What a privilege! I have been attending LCBC since 2012 and joined the staff team in September 2018.

I am married to the wonderful Lisa and when I am not working for LCBC or Christians in Sport I am the goalkeeper for Bicester Hockey Club.
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LizLiz Turton (Women's worker)

I have been responsible for various ministries at LCBC since we moved to Long Crendon in 2005 but more recently have joined the staff team as women’s worker.  This role involves overseeing the discipleship of women in the church and outreach into the community.  I am also responsible for Toybox and the Contact group for the elderly.

I am married to Neil and am outnumbered in a house of four growing men.  I enjoy cooking, reading and walking the dog. 
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Helen Walker (Administrator)

 have been working as administrator at LCBC since 2000, having previously been in primary school teaching in Thame. I love being part of the team at LCBC and the wider LCBC family.

I am married to Martin, have two grown up sons and spend any spare time enjoying music, baking, watching sport (but can’t see the point of golf), and trying to limit the damage that one small cat can wreak on a household.

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SarahSarah Rothwell
(Operations Manager & Finance Administrator)

I've been at LCBC since 1980, apart from University in Aberystwyth (attending St Mike’s) followed by a year in Kenya with Wycliffe/SIL.  I joined the LCBC staff team in June 2018 as part-time Finance Administrator and took on the role of Operations Manager in October 2019, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.

I’m married to Steve and we have two teenage children.  I sing in a choir in Thame, love reading and volunteer in our local library.  I also enjoy gardening and DIY. 

It’s amazing to see the changes that God has made possible here over the years, in both the people and the building, and exciting to hear about all the other gospel work LCBC continues to be involved in, here in the UK and overseas.

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Ministry Trainees 2020-2021

callum whiteCallum White

It is both a very uncertain yet very exciting time to be joining the ministry training programme at LCBC!

I've been coming to LCBC for the past 2 years after moving down from Scotland, and last year I got married to the lovely Tash who came and joined me here.

I'm really looking forward to this year of training and development, and getting stuck into all the different parts of church life. I hope through this year that I will deepen my love for Jesus and my knowledge of the Bible, whilst gaining a better understanding of whether full-time ministry is something I wish to pursue.

I'm a keen Hockey player, playing for Marlow Hockey Club and coaching Bicester Hockey Club, and if I'm not playing or watching some other sport then you'll most likely find Tash and I walking up some mountains or watching a good film!



I've been attending LCBC since moving to the village at the end of 2020.  Previously I worked as an aeronautical engineer for 11 years, so I'm grateful for this time to set aside to be a Ministry Trainee.  I'm looking forward to getting a flavour of what working in a local church ministry involves, especially reading the Bible with others to see who Jesus is, why he came and why it matters for us today.

In my free time I enjoy running, cycling and trying to play the guitar.


Long Crendon Baptist Church