Meet the Pastors
Rev’d Ian Packer commenced with us as interim Lead Pastor (part-time) in 2023, after returning to Western Australia, having spent almost 20 years in Melbourne and Sydney as a pastor, as Director of Public Theology for Australian Evangelical Alliance, Assistant Director of Ethos (the EA Centre for Christianity and Society), and lecturing in theology and ethics at Morling College. As a bi-vocational pastor, his other hours have been working remotely as Exceutive Assistant to the Dean of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). He has just commenced part-time as Dean of Studies and Lecturer with Melbourne School of Theology (an ACT-affiliated college).
Damien (Damo) Bailey started with us part-time in September 2021. He commenced his initial theology training in Victoria in 2002 at Tabor Bible College. After completing his carpentry trade, he worked on his Bachelor of Ministry part-time at Vose Seminary (now Morling College, Vose Campus), completing it in 2016.
When he hasn’t been involved in paid ministry, he’s worked as a trade trainer, and musical equipment specialist.
Damien has a heart for community building, mission, church planting, youth, and young families. His emphasis in ministry is about serving and helping people grow in their awareness of the Kingdom of God.
Meet the Board
We currently have five persons on our Board (plus Oversight Team members):
- Bruce Godden (Chairperson)
- Terri Godden (Secretary)
- Miriam Bailey (Treasurer)
- Suzanna Wilson
- Mark Hassall
- Dorothy Nicholls
The Board’s role is to oversee the employees, material resources, financial management, safety requirements, and legal requirements of the church.
Photo credit: unplash.com – Dylan Gillis
Meet the Oversight Team
We currently have five members on our Oversight Team:
- Damien Bailey
- Lynette Wallis
- Bruce Godden
- Monika Knausenberger, and
- Ian Packer
The Oversight Team’s role is to provide pastoral care and leadership for the congregation.
Meet the Church
We are part of the Baptist Churches of Western Australia.
Here are some videos on the distinctives of a Baptist Church: The Values Project
Here are links to a few of our important governing documents:
P.S. We often get asked, “Why is there a brush in the wall?”
Well, over twenty years ago, the congregation made the bricks for the church themselves. Howard, the pastor at the time, reportedly dropped the brush in a brick at the end of a long day. They decided to leave it there to remember making the bricks, and it’s now above the door to the church office.