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Our Team

Tim Kay

Tim Kay

Senior Pastor

Tim recently returned to Australia after a decade of ministry in Russia with his wife Jo and five kids. He led a discipleship centre in Siberia, training hundreds of young Russian church leaders and sending them out to Russia’s unreached ethnic minorities. Prior to serving in Russia, Tim was the pastor of Yass Community Baptist Church, and he is excited to be serving now as the Senior Pastor of TCBC.

In his spare time, Tim is working on a PhD, looking at the relationship between Russian Orthodox and Russian Evangelical spirituality. He also serves as a Chaplain in the Australian Army Reserve and is developing an app that helps you remember, record and share life stories with family and friends.

Will Tugwell

Will Tugwell

Associate Pastor

Will is our Associate Pastor focussing on Youth & Young Adults, Discipleship and leadership development. He’s been at TCBC since 2015. Before becoming a pastor he had a Gap Year in England and completed a Bachelor of Business at UTS. He has since completed a Bachelor of Ministry at Morling College and is currently completing his accreditation.

Will married Eliza in 2023. He loves his sport, filter coffee and weekends at the beach.

Naomi Dennis

Naomi Dennis

Children's and Families' Ministry Coordinator

Naomi is married to Paul and together they have 3 young children. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the education sector. Along with her family, she spent 4 years living and working in China at an international school as the head of the Early Childhood Department, and later as a teacher and head of the English Department in the Primary school. 

Naomi has also completed her Diploma of Ministry at Morling College. She is passionate about combining her experience and knowledge in the education field with her passion for everyone having a chance to hear the gospel in a way that makes sense to them, to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Outside the office, Naomi loves to read and catch up over a good coffee, as well as spending time with her family and friends. 

Lara Ridler

Lara Ridler

Ministry Coordinator for Welcoming, Integration and Lifegroups

Lara is married to Oli and has 2 young adult children. Together as a family they have been at TCBC for 21 years. Lara loves spending time over a cuppa listening to and encouraging women of all ages. She is passionate about the value Lifegroups bring to our church community as well as helping newcomers to TCBC find a welcoming place to belong.

In her time off she loves sunrises at the beach, photography and bushwalking.

Jas Lindley

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Jas is our Youth Ministry Co-ordinator. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at ACU and has worked in the disability field for 6 years. She completed  MAP (Ministry Apprentiseship Program) last year at TCBC, looking at disability and the church. She is passionate about inclusion. 

Jas has been at TCBC for 2 years and loves connecting with people over a run, swim, hike and a coffee! She’s super excited about young people growing in their love for Jesus, His church and people in all spheres of life! 

Carol Hewatt

Carol Hewatt

Ministry Coordinator for 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 overseeing the care of our Seniors, Tuesday Church, Around the Table (a dementia friendly group) and many other activities. She loves teaching children, “extreme” reading (not sport!), and spending time with her family.

Debbie Noble

Debbie Noble

Administration Assistant

Debbie is a mother to 3 young children and is married to James. She loves a ‘to do’ list and is happy to chat and help answer any questions from those in the Church family or wider community. Debbie has been involved in multiple ministries through growing up at TCBC and loves being a part of the team.

Outside of the office, Debbie loves going on adventures with her family, catching up with friends and hanging out at the beach.

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