Senior Pastor, married to Jane with 3 grown up children and one rambunctious grandson. Educated at Sydney Uni and Moore College – with a passionate interest in knowing and living for Jesus; in growing a community inspired by Jesus’ love and sacrifice; in embracing life in the Shire with all its beauty and brokenness; and in seeing St George win this year’s NRL (with the Sharks as runners up).
Mob: 0414 859 252
Craig is our Associate Pastor, focussing specifically on youth and young adults. He grew up at Gymea Anglican Church, while a student at Kirrawee High School, and in that time developed a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus with others – particularly youth. Craig now joyfully oversees BTX youth, Senior High, Echo, and our 6pm Night Service, while serving in other ministries. Prior to graduating from Sydney Missionary and Bible College Craig worked as a carpenter.
He is happily married to his wife, Kristy, and enjoys Mountain Biking, water sports, “good” coffee, and Jesus.
Mob: 0401 299 360
Kim is our Office Manager and our first point of contact with any enquiries. She has been a member of Gymea Anglican for more than 30 years and has 2 sons that grew up here. Her son Gavin is now also on staff as a student pastor. Kim is involved in several ministries including pastoral care, welcoming and LIFE groups. Kim is passionate about caring for her God’s people and has a deep love for the Lord Jesus. Outside of her church life, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the mighty Swans.
Phone: 9524 6225 (fax: 9540 2172)
Children and Family’s Pastor (p/t)
Olivia is one of our Children’s and Families Pastor. Olivia has theological training from Youthworks College and has ministry experience from both Shellharbour and Fairymeadow Anglican Churches. Olivia has a passion to share the good news of Jesus to children and their families. Olivia overseas Playtime, SRE and our arvo church kids program, and serves in other ministries. Olivia is married to Matthew and has a young son. They enjoy spending time together as a family: out at the park, in the city or down on the south coast.
Mob: 0434 897 768
Children’s & Family Pastor (p/t)
Michael comes to us with theological training from both SMBC and Youthworks Colleges and ministry experience at Jannali, Sylvania, Windsor & Oatley. Michael represents the changing face of Sydney and the Shire, having been born and raised in Hong Kong speaking English & Cantonese, educated at Jannali High and moving through I.T to specialise in children’s and family ministries.
Mob: 0423 190 410
Gavin Cooper is known to most of our members through his many ministries with us in music, youth, children’s SRE, Parish Council and technology. He has joined our team studying at Youthworks College and training in our ministries. Gavin has a passion for sharing God’s word and a heart for overseas mission. He’s further equipping himself for ministry following his studies in the Diploma of Theology course with Moore College.
Mob: 0414 952 102
Aaron Smith is our first member to enrol in the Youthworks Year 13 program for the 2015. He’ll join more than 100 students who completed their HSC last year and have decided to invest their “gap year” in this Youthworks discipleship course before pursuing his university career.