Meet the Bethesda Ministry Team

Iain Somerville, Pastor

Iain was born and raised in Scotland. He grew up in a non-Christian home and was an atheist until he encountered God in his late teenage years.

God called him to work for Him. He met his wife Morag and they moved to England so he could study theology at Mattersey Hall near Retford. After graduation they moved to Handsworth in Sheffield so Iain could work as the youth pastor at the Assemblies of God Church there.

After developing a successful youth group Iain and Morag moved church to take on the position of pastor of Bethesda in Swallownest. 

Iain and Morag have 2 grown, married children. Matthew and Eilidh.

Steve Roscamp, Elder

Steve, an elder at Bethesda Church, Swallownest​Steve Roscamp is 64 years of age. He’s been married to Jane for 40 years and they have four children, Mark, Liz, Hannah and Joe, all grown up now. They have 5 grandchildren.

Steve semi retired a few years ago and fully retired in December, 2021 after working in the NHS for 43 years. He worked as a cardiac nurse specialist.

Steve been a Christian since the age of 12 years old, brought up in a Christian home.
 He has been part of the Bethesda fellowship for approximately 25 years.

“Outside church we are kept busy with grandchildren and elderly parents. The old saying that you did not know how you had time to work is very true. I have many interests, gardening, wildlife, cooking for family and friends, sport, particularly football [don’t play any more but like to watch] and walking in the country side.”

Nick Malone, Elder

Nick, an elder at Bethesda Church, SwallownestNick has been married to Frances for just over 33 years and they have a daughter, Clare, who lives in Birmingham where she works as a doctor.

He has been a Christian for 37 years after a dramatic encounter with God at the age of 22 and has developed a personal relationship with Him ever since. He enjoys leading worship, preaching and teaching from His Word. Nick has travelled extensively around the world over the years sharing whatever God asks him to say.

More recently, has found it a privilege to serve on the leadership team at Bethesda. He looks forward to being able to see the church have an ever greater influence in the local community and see it flourish and grow into what it has been called to be.

“Outside church, I now work in a social care day centre where we support adults with Autism and associated learning and behavioural difficulties. Previously, I was a teacher for 25 years after having worked in business post-graduation.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing cricket and driving my 1937 sports car as well as entertaining both existing and new friends and guests in our home. I look forward to meeting you soon!”

Sonia, Elder

Sonia, an elder at Bethesda Church, Swallownest​Sonia came to live in Sheffield in 1995 (via Merseyside and Kent). She’s been a member of Bethesda Church since that time. She is one of Bethesda’s worship leaders and really enjoy praising God. For many years Sonia worked in the Department for Work and Pensions, but for the last eighteen months have been enjoying a new role as an IT project manager.

“Outside work my interests are books, animals and Liverpool FC.”