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, PASTOR (ENGLISH)


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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MELISSA & ALEX MAK, PASTORS (CANTONESE)


Alex and Melissa serve together as pastors of the Cantonese Congregation. They have 2 adult children who are actively serving God. They have many years of ministry experience as editor, lecturer, pastor, translators and writers for various Christian organisations and churches in Hong Kong for many years before joining the GBC pastoral team in 2018. Alex enjoys fishing and Melissa loves to cook the fish he catches.

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CINDY HSING, PASTOR (MANDARIN)


Cindy serves as an interim pastor of Mandarin congregation. Before joining the pastoral team, Cindy worked as a teacher for 15 years and a translator for Christian publishers in Taiwan. After she migrated to Australia in 2001, and she began to serve in church. She is married to L.C.Chang who works in China and is supportive of her ministry in the church. They have three adult children. She loves reading, and singing.

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JEN TREVENA, PASTOR (KOREAN)

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.