MinIstry Leaders

 

JOHN MERCHANT, SENIOR PASTOR


John has been Senior Pastor at Gordon since 2003. He loves spending time with people in all their diversity, and when on his own you’ll likely find him floating in the ocean, lost in a book, or busy in the kitchen cooking something new. Married to Sandy they have five children who exercise great patience and love for their parents who try to do their best.

STEVE BERNARD, ASSOCIATE PASTOR


Steve comes to serve and lead alongside the English congregations with his wife Claire and their three boys Samuel, Jackson and Levi. Steve and Claire know the area well having grown up in Turramurra before being part of the pastoral team at Northside Baptist, Crows Nest. Steve loves live music and exploring new beaches with his family.

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ALEX MAK, CANTONESE PASTOR


Alex serves as a pastor of the Cantonese Congregation with his wife Melissa. Alex migrated to Australia with his family in the mid-70s and grew up in Perth. Later he worked as an editor, lecturer, pastor and writer for various Christian organisations and churches in Hong Kong for many years before joining the GBC pastoral team in 2018. Alex enjoys fishing and camping.

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MELISSA MAK, CANTONESE PASTOR


Melissa serves as a pastor of the Cantonese Congregation alongside Alex. They have 2 adult children who are actively serving God. Before joining the pastoral team, Melissa worked for many years as a translator for a Christian publisher. She has a passion for leadership training, teaching God’s word and praying with others. She loves cooking the fish Alex catches.

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JEN TREVENA, STUDENT PASTOR

BEN LYON,
YOUTH WORKER

BARRY NELSON, OPERATIONS & BOOKINGS

MAGGIE GIBSON, CHILDREN

PHIL WILSON AND THE ENGLISH PLUS TEAM

CHRISTINE YORSTON, LOCAL CONNECTIONS

 

DEACONS

Our Deacons are appointed by vote of the whole church to provide compass direction in vision and governance for Gordon Baptist alongside our Pastors. Our current deacons are Helen McBride (Chair), Matt Gibson (Treasurer), Barry Nelson (Secretary), Emily Shen, Terri Guan, Kester Lee, Viola Chung, Leo Cheng, Sylvia Ng and David Slinn.