Rod Bayley

 Senior Pastor and Multiplication Pastor

Rod is married to Christine and they have three children. He studied at Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) and Morling College, and has been at Wollongong Baptist Church since 2007. As Senior Pastor, Rod’s role is to provide leadership to the church and its eldership team as well overseer the multiplication pursuit. He likes playing tennis, cricket and soccer, and enjoys following the Sea Eagles in the NRL. However, he is more passionate about Christ-centred preaching and gospel-centred ministry, and the raising up of other gospel workers who share that passion.

Mark Roberts

Worship and Service Pastor

Mark has been a pastor at Wollongong Baptist Church since 2016. His role is to oversee the worship and service pursuits and their associated teams. He is married to Katherine and together they have three children. Mark studied at SMBC and Morling College before moving to Wollongong at the start of 2016. When he’s looking to relax, Mark loves to go climbing, watch the best sport on the planet (Professional Wrestling) or drink copious amounts of coffee. Above all, Mark loves knowing that his sins have been washed away at the Cross, and he longs for others to know that freedom too.

Ken Davies

Community Pastor

Ken joined Wollongong Baptist Church in 2019 after ministry in Thailand for over a decade and pastoral ministry in Newcastle. Married to Kristy they have 3 children. His role is to oversee people connecting at WBC, Home Groups and Youth. A keen cyclist and runner, he also loves to meet with people for coffee and to talk about their walk with Jesus.

Paul Chan

Chinese Pastor

Paul studied at Hong Kong Baptist Seminary and graduated with a Master in Divinity in 1985. He has been a Chinese church minister for about 25 years. Paul is challenging the Chinese congregation to follow Jesus Christ in a fellowship marked by love and respect for each other. He wants them to nurture and strengthen their Christian faith through prayer, bible study and worship, and to serve the community. Paul’s wife, Cheryl, works in the health sector and her interest is in design. Paul is very grateful for her wisdom and support of his ministry, and that she demonstrates kindness and support for all people.

Kyra Morris

Children’s Worker

Kyra joined WBC in 2019 with her husband, Luke, and their two children. She has served for many years in kids ministry and has a Diploma of Theology from Youthworks College. Kyra is responsible for Kids Church and PlayTime through leading, programming and equipping teachers. She’ll also be ensuring the requirements for Safe Church compliance are met for our Kids Church leaders and SRE teachers.

Kate Cole

Office & Communications Coordinator

Kate and her family joined WBC at the beginning of 2022. She is married to Justin and they have two young children. Kate has served in a variety of ministries in both paid and volunteer roles over the last twenty years, and has a particular passion for clear and engaging communications. She hosts our Deeper podcast, takes care of all things comms, and is always keen for a chat if you drop in to the church office.

  • Our Elders

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Simon Lainson </span></strong></p>

Simon Lainson

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Peter Reithmuller </span></strong></p>

Peter Reithmuller

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Matt Grant </span></strong></p>

Matt Grant

  • Our Deacons

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Peter Barritt - Property Assistant </span></strong></p>

Peter Barritt - Property Assistant

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Michael Lepke - Property </span></strong></p>

Michael Lepke - Property

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Steve Edgecombe - Treasurer</span></strong></p>

Steve Edgecombe - Treasurer

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Trevor Clayton - Secretary </span></strong></p>

Trevor Clayton - Secretary

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Tim Jones - Technology </span></strong></p>

Tim Jones - Technology

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Wayne Gregory - Compliance</span></strong></p>

Wayne Gregory - Compliance

  • Our Safe Church Team

The Safe Church Team are responsible for the development and implementation of WBC’s Safe Church Policy. They are also responsible for the management of any safe church or child protection concerns or incidents at WBC. If you need to report a child protection or safe church issue, please contact the team at safechurchteam@wollongongbaptist.org.au or one of the members individually.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Wayne Gregory </span></strong></p>

Wayne Gregory

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Kyra Morris </span></strong></p>

Kyra Morris

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Michael Lepke </span></strong></p>

Michael Lepke

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Andrew Schachtel </span></strong></p>

Andrew Schachtel

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Ken Hodson </span></strong></p>

Ken Hodson

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0692ce;">Steve Roberts </span></strong></p>

Steve Roberts