We believe Jesus is
the answer the world is looking for.
Following Jesus is life transforming,
purpose giving and His church is the hope of the world.
We are a community of people wholeheartedly following Jesus, influencing and resourcing far beyond.
Betsy is an author, entrepreneur, practising psychotherapist, complex-trauma specialist & the Lead Pastor of Sound Church. Betsy has founded several charities that work directly with those who are impacted by trauma and consults both Governmental and Non-Governmental Agencies in over 30 nations.
She is a firm believer that following Jesus is life transforming, and there has never been a bigger need in our world for a church that is trauma informed and where we see the kind of stuff that Jesus did happen.
Betsy is married to Andrew and a mother to four wonderful sons.
Betsy is the 5th generation pastor. Whilst she deeply appreciated the opportunity to develop a faith in Jesus that helped strengthen her through many different traumatic seasons, she was also quite determined from a young age to make the church experience more trauma informed. She was frustrated by the lack of understanding of child development and children's needs; the lack of safeguarding; the lack of understanding of young people; lack of teaching around shame, humanity, vulnerability, emotions and relationships despite these themes being very much within the Bible. She is frequently heard to use the phrase ' humans are complex' and has made sure that the culture is one where we are all wrestling with the complexity of being human the church incubates ideas to bring hope and safety and healing to our community and world.
We are focused and wholeheartedly following Jesus.
We believe the Bible is the word of God.
We exist to help people find Jesus.
We believe our generosity now paves a way for generations to come.
We are intentional about who we are & what we do.
We believe that we were created for community.
We pursue innovation and creativity in all that we do.
We believe that people find wholeness and freedom in the presence of God.
We believe that the love of Jesus leads to healing and restoration.
We believe we're designed to bring the kingdom of Heaven onto earth everywhere we go.
Our Key Values
6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and to comfort all who mourn.
We finished building our purpose built church auditorium in June 2019. It took us 11 years of working towards getting planning permission to be able to build it. Our doors are now open to everyone who wants to come and find out why we, as a group of people, have all sacrificed money to build somewhere that will last for generations to come as a place to find Jesus and the hope He brings. We meet here on Sundays and for larger mid week meetings and are excited about the way the space will be used for future projects too!
Betsy - Lead Pastor
Josh - Associate Pastor
Andrew - Pastoral team - legal & finance
Lauren - General Admin
Nicole - Youth, Young Adults & Admin
Nathan - Audio, IT & Pastoral team
Hannah - Kids Admin and Pastoral team
Jonah - Youth, Lighting & Events
Jess - Worship Team & Pastoral team
Claire - Betsy's Personal Assistant
Sarah - Graphics
Hannah - Finance Admin and Pastoral team
Beth & Dan
Hannah & Nathan
Hannah & Jonty
Kids - Hannah N
Youth Girls- Mary & Nicole
Youth Boys- Dan & Jonah
20s & 30s Women - Jess D
20s & 30s Men- Josh
35+ Women- Hannah N
35-45 Men - Nathan S
45+ Men - Andrew
Pastoral Ages and Stages
Where do people regularly travel in from
for Sound Church
We have people regularly coming from Bath and the surrounding areas for Sound Church. You can view some of the areas that people are regularly coming from below: