Senior PastorAndrew is married to Janelle and has three children, Liam, Jessica and Abigail. Andrew has a passion for mission both locally and globally. His desire is for people to fully understand the life transforming message of Jesus. His greatest pleasure is when he sees people come alive in faith. Andrew really enjoys teaching the Bible and loves working in the area of leadership, vision and strategy. When he is not working his other interests include anything to do with sport, outdoor activities such as kite surfing, having dinner parties and watching all the latest movies.
Youth & Young Adults PastorTodd came to know and follow Jesus through the youth ministry of TCBC as a high school student. Now, years later, as Youth and Young Adults Pastor he is passionate about seeing other young people’s lives transformed in the same way his was, by encountering the love and grace of Jesus. Before joining the team, Todd studied Law and Politics at Macquarie University and then spent a year at Morling College studying theology. He enjoys surfing and skating, and loves to share these passions with other young people through surf and skate camps. He is married to the beautiful Eliza.
Associate Pastor (Children's)Carol is a mother of 4 young adult children and is married to Paul. She is passionate about supporting and encouraging children to develop a personal relationship with God, to understand their worth and discover their potential to grow into resilient, faithful followers of Christ. Carol loves working with families, encouraging them and providing opportunities for them to experience and share the love of Jesus in the family and the community. She is a qualified Special Education teacher working part time in a local Special School. Carol loves time with her family, outback camping and everything about the beach!
Pastoral Care to Seniors
Carol is married to Les and has 4 children, Tim, Kara, Kelly & Kirrilly and 8 grandchildren. She has been at TCBC since 1969. She and her husband spent three year in PNG. She is now the Pastoral Care Pastor for Seniors which involves of course the overseeing of the care of our Seniors, Tuesday Church, Friends Table and many other activities. She loves teaching children, “extreme” reading (not sport!), involvement with family etc.
Ruth is married to Ray and has two adult children and two beautiful grandchildren. She is a member of Hornsby Baptist Church where she has held the role of Elder, Worship Coordinator, Women’s Ministry Organiser, and Small Group Leader. She was a legal secretary prior to doing night fill and becoming a Service Manager at a local Coles Supermarket when the children were still small. She loves the daily connection with the pastoral team and being kept busy. Jesus, family, friends, coffee catch-ups and Hawaii sojourns (well any holidays really) are important to her.
Tim started coming to TCBC when he was in Year 5 where he grew up attending our Children’s and Youth ministries. It was through these ministries that he came to know and follow Jesus. Now Tim is on team as our Worship Pastor. He has a passion for seeing people worship Jesus and is really interested in the marriage of the arts with faith. Tim is a drummer with a Bachelor of Music so when not at TCBC, you’ll find him teaching drums and percussion at various schools in the local area or playing in different venues around Sydney. Tim also has a love of football, food and a good book.
Student Youth Pastor
Emma works as Student Youth Pastor for Thornleigh Community Baptist Church and is studying a Bachelor of Ministry at Morling College. After doing the Christian gap year program ‘Plunge’ and an internship at her church, she decided to embark on a career serving in ministry. Emma is passionate about seeing young people grow in relationship with God and teaching His word. She is also passionate about educating people about mental health, opening dialogue and breaking through social stigmas around it. Emma loves a good coffee, op shops and Netflix. She’s usually found wearing an over-sized t-shirt and will probably try to recommend you a song to search on Spotify.
Student Youth Pastor
Will is our Student Youth Pastor and has a Bachelor of Business and is now studying at Morling College.
He loves his sport, plays football, likes coffee and weekends at the beach.
Will has been at TCBC for three years. He is passionate about young disciples loving Jesus at School and where they do life!
Transforming lives through Christ-centred community
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15-17 Duffy Avenue Thornleigh NSW 2120