Our Team

Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan

Senior Pastor

Andrew 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.

Brendan Wood

Brendan Wood

Associate Pastor

Brendan is married to Kylie and together they have three daughters Rachel, Tamara and Jasmine. Prior to going into full-time ministry Brendan trained and worked as a Fisheries Research Scientist. His love for the sea still remains with regular fishing adventures on the nearby Hawkesbury River.

Brendan has served in a variety of pastoral and para-church ministry roles since 1997. These have included Baptist World Aid Australia, HopeStreet Urban Compassion, and BaptistCare NSW & ACT. Brendan has joined the team at TCBC this year in the role as Associate Pastor – Families. This is a new role well suited to Brendan’s passion for parenting and family, but also utilising his planning and management skills to further develop our welcome, integration and LifeGroup ministries. Brendan often dreams aloud in relation to local mission, and what our Church might look like as we become more devoted to loving God and loving our community as Jesus would.

Todd Darvas

Todd Darvas

Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Todd 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.

Carol Cleasby

Carol Cleasby

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!

Carol Hewatt

Carol Hewatt

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 Seniros, Tuesday Church, Friends Table and many other activities. She loves teaching children, “extreme” reading (not sport!), involvement with family etc.

Ruth Keith

Ruth Keith

Administration Assistant

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 Hamblin

Tim Hamblin

Worship Pastor

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.

Isaac Bingham

Isaac Bingham

Children's Intern

Emma Pendleton

Emma Pendleton

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.

Will Tugwell

Will Tugwell

Student Youth Pastor

Is our Student Youth Pastor. Has a Bachelor of business and is now at Morling College. Likes sport, plays football, likes coffee and health foods. Been at TCBC for three years. Passionate about disciples being made through youth ministry

Transforming lives through Christ-centred community

Our Service Times:

9:30am ❘ 4:30pm ❘ 6:30pm

 

Tuesday Church

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month at 10am

Address

15-17 Duffy Avenue Thornleigh NSW 2120