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WBC Eldership Team


The eldership team at WBC are involved in the spiritual shepherding of the church. They sense the spiritual vision, mission and direction that  God has for us and help to lead the church towards that goal. As part of this, along with the Minister they determine and oversee the worship, teaching, prayer and study programmes within the church.

The elders and Minister meet every two weeks to pray and discuss church leadership and pastoral matters.

Ron Ashman


Ron Ashman














Ron joined the fellowship at Willesborough in 1989, after 28 years at his previous church. Ron's working life was spent in retail. He took the opportunity of early retirement in 2001. Music has always been an important part of Ron's life and he continues this enjoyment by being part of the Worship Group.

Ron says, "We covet your prayers for the leadership of the church, that we might always be open to the Lord, and be operating according to his plans and purposes."

Ron is married to June. They have three married children.

Keith Gwilym


Keith Gwilym
Keith, with his wife Sheila and their three children, came to Willesborough Baptist Church in December 1985 when they moved to Ashford from Walton-on-Thames. Keith’s working life was spent in universities as an academic, retiring in 2013. Since retiring Keith re-joined the eldership in 2015 and spends a proportion of his time volunteering as an advisor at Ashford Citizens Advice.

Keith says ‘I was converted in my teens through the witness of my now wife and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. I believe we are called to ‘stand out’ from the world by the way we live our lives and to demonstrate His love by the way we treat those both inside and outside the fellowship.’

Roger Whiteley


Roger Whiteley
Roger's main concern within church life is pastoral, caring for the church family.

He says "I am a Christian by conversion and a Baptist by conviction. My belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is my personal Saviour is what makes me want to serve the Lord."

Roger is married to Jenny and they have three children, one of whom has already gone to be with the Lord.

Leadership Team