Meet the Pastor
Ps. Craig Bosman has been with us since March 2019. His wife, Gen works as a Chaplain at Baptist Care Mirrambeena. Their children, Aimee & Timmy attend a local Primary School.
Craig, Gen, and Aimee migrated from South Africa to Australia in 2013 and spent their first five years in rural NSW where Timmy was born.
Craig is an Accredited Pastor of the Baptist Churches of WA and he did his Theological studies at The Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa.
Craig has a congenial nature and seeks to embrace the philosophy of, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, diversity; and in all things, charity.“
The overall role of the Pastor is to serve the members through the Board by implementing the Church’s mission of encouraging people to know God, share Christ, and care for people.
Photo credit – Nicky Lefebvre (AMR Mail – article here)
Meet the Board
We currently have five people people on our Board:
- David Holland (Chairperson)
- Cindy Heyes (Secretary)
- Diane Holland (Treasurer)
- Jenny Shurmer (General Board Member)
- Geoff Kneebone (General Board Member)
Part of the Board’s role is to oversee the church employees, the physical resources of the church, the financial management of the church, the safety requirements of the church, and the legal requirements of the church.
Photo credit: unplash.com – Dylan Gillis
Meet the Oversight Team
We currently have five people on our Oversight Team –
- Dorothy Nicholls
- Peter Nicholls
- Bruce Godden
- Matt Wallis, and
- Ps. Craig.
Part of the Oversight Team’s role is to provide pastoral support and leadership for the congregation, pastor, and Board through prayer, care, and teaching.
Photo credit: unsplash.com Patrick Fore
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:
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baptist site pages
P.S. We often get asked, “Why is there a brush in the wall?”
Well, over 20 years ago, the congregation made the bricks for the church themselves. The pastor at the time, Howard, 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 its now above the door to the pastors’ office.
Photo Credit (people): unsplash.com – Priscilla Du Preez