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.
Worship and Service Pastor
Mark has been a pastor at Wollonngong 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 two 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 a good exercise, a good coffee, or a good movie. 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 joined Wollongong Baptist Church in 2019. His role is to oversee the community pursuit and associated teams.
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.
Chris grew up in the small country town of Robertson and moved to Wollongong to study. This year he has been finishing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, as well as working part-time as a trainee Geotechnician, and a Ministry Intern/ Evangelist at WBC. Chris has a huge passion for sharing the gospel with people and seeing them saved, so having the privilege of working as a Ministry Intern has been such a blessing. God willing, he would like to go on from his internship to work full-time in ministry in the future.
Grace is married to Tim. They moved from Sydney to the Illawarra six years ago and have been coming along to WBC for the past 4 years. Grace’s background is in high school teaching, however she is considering moving into full time ministry. She enjoys theatre and writing and is exploring more of how the arts can be harnessed for the gospel. As an intern she has been working under the pursuit of ‘worship’ and has also enjoyed reading the Bible 1-1 with women at our church.
Office & Communications Coordinator
Hannah grew up in the Southern Highlands in a loving family of six. In 2009 she moved to Wollongong for university where she met her husband Ed at a WBC Home Group. In 2017 Hannah joined the staff team to coordinate our office volunteers and our church communications.
Peter Barritt - Property Assistant
Michael Lepke - Property
Peter McCall - Chair of Member's Meetings
Steve Edgecombe - Treasurer
Trevor Clayton - Secretary
Tim Jones - Technology