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 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 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 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 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.
Paul joined WBC in 2019 with his wife, Amy, and their five children. After working in the aviation industry for 20 years, Paul is now considering full-time ministry options in the future, and sees the ministry internship as an opportunity to be equipped. Paul will be serving 2-3 days a week, and will be involved in our welcoming team, our men’s ministry, and Christianity Explored.
Tim and his wife Naomi have been attending WBC since Easter 2020 (mostly online!). He has just finished a 2 year ministry apprenticeship with AFES at the University of Wollongong, and will be commencing full-time theological study at Moore College this year. He will be serving a day a week at WBC, and will be involved in preaching and other ministries in the evening. He’s really excited to be growing in his ability to help people deepen their love and knowledge of Christ through God’s Word.
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’s role will be looking after kids church and Playtime through leading, programming and equipping teachers. She’ll also be ensuring the requirements for safe churches compliance are met for our leaders as well as SRE teachers.
Office & Communications Coordinator
Clayton joined WBC in 2020 with his wife Mel. Clayton and Mel returned to Australia in September 2020 after serving in the Czech Republic for 8 years ministering to international students. Clayton will be filling in for Alyss in the office communications and management role while she is on maternity leave, and he will also be involved in our men’s ministry.
Office & Communications Coordinator
Alyss joined the WBC 6pm family in early 2016 with her husband, Daniel, when they moved from the Southern Highlands. With a background in events coordination, customer service, and social media communication Alyss is a new addition to the office team. She leads the charge with office communications and management but from February 2021 she is on maternity leave with their first child.
Peter Barritt - Property Assistant
Michael Lepke - Property
Steve Edgecombe - Treasurer
Trevor Clayton - Secretary
Tim Jones - Technology
Wayne Gregory - Compliance