Bransgore Community Church

Meet the team

Phil W.pngPhil Cole - Church Leader

Formerly an accountant, Phil trained at Moorlands College and spent 3 years as Pastoral Director at a church in Reading before becoming the church leader in 2004. He is married to Shirley and loves most sports.

Shirley W.pngShirley Cole - Assistant Children's Leader / Pastoral

Shirley has a passion to teach children about the reality of Jesus.  She has worked mainly in schools and alongside her husband Phil in most aspects of church life.  Having been brought up on a farm, like Phil, she loves the country life.


Caroline W.pngCaroline Davis - Pastoral Worker (Youth)

Caroline is married to Colin and has 1 teenage son. Before joining the staff team she worked for Social Services, where her caring skills were honed.  She has been a member of the church since 2006 and has been an integral part of our youth work for many years.

Aidan W.pngAidan Emptage - Worship Team Leader

Aidan, his wife Debbie and their teenage son have been a part of the church since 2005.  He works as a radiographer in local hospitals but his real passion is his love of God and music.  He can often be found on his smallholding with his wellies on!

Chris W.pngChristian Gollings - Elder

Christian and his wife Caroline are local dentists.  He has an infectious Christian faith and loves being active in a variety of different sports.  However, with five children, his hands are quite full!


Kathy W.pngKathy Harris - Elder / Children's / Pastoral Leader

Kathy, previously an interior designer, joined the staff team in September 2014.  Her love for children of all ages makes her perfect for the role she has.  She is married to John. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


Elizabeth W.pngElizabeth Nagel-Smith - Administrator 

Prior to joining the team, Elizabeth worked in a local secondary school as Librarian.  She is married to Graham and has four growing sons. If she were to ever have any spare time she would enjoy reading and swimming!

Graham W.pngGraham Nagel-Smith - Elder

Graham is headteacher at a local primary school and is married to Elizabeth with four growing boys. He has been at the church since 2008 and has been involved with our youth ministry.

Brian W.pngBrian Rees - Elder

Before retiring, Brian was a Civil Engineer with Christchurch Borough Council.  He has been at BCC with his wife Ann since 2006 and is passionate about sharing his faith, Swindon Town FC and golf.

Ted W.pngTed Russell - Elder

Ted and his wife Jackie joined the church in 2006. His passion is seeing people come to faith and he has been an active member of Christian Motorcyclists' Association for many years.

Josh W.pngJosh Taylor - Student Youth Worker

After spending a year with Soul 61 (Soul Survivor) Josh has now joined our team, while also studying for a theological degree at Moorlands College. His love for youth work began in his home church in Verwood, where he led the young people's group. 

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