Andrew became our Senior Pastor in March 2010. He is married to Roslyn and has 3 daughters. Andrew trained as a chef, working on Park Lane, London, before working for almost 5 years as a bank clerk. He then spent time as a youth worker and coffee shop manager before going to London to train at Spurgeon’s College. Abingdon Baptist Church, UK, was the first Church where Andrew served as a Pastor. Andrew & Roslyn married during his ministry at Abingdon which they shared for 3 years. They then moved to Thatcham Baptist Church where they spent 10 years during which time their 3 daughters were born.
Rev Howard Bennett was appointed to the position of Executive Pastor in November 2015. Howard has lived in Sydney most of his life and was baptised at Carlingford Baptist Church in 1975. After leaving school Howard completed a Bachelor of Business Studies degree. At the conclusion of his studies, Howard felt a sense of call to Pastoral ministry and applied for study at Morling College in 1985. He has served as a Pastor in 3 Baptist Churches: Eastwood (Youth) 1986-1988, Islington (Youth) 1989-1993 and Casino (Pastor) from 1994-2002. He joined Baptist World Aid Australia in 2003 as Church Liaison Manager and after being made redundant in 2009, worked in a variety of roles within the not for profit sector. Howard joined EBC in 2009 and has been involved in a number of ministry areas including as a Deacon, Assistant Church Secretary and Finance Officer. Howard says: ‘God has been so faithful throughout my life and the opportunity to return to Pastoral ministry in the Executive Pastor role at EBC is both exciting and humbling and I am thrilled to be able to use my gifts to support the Pastors, leadership and Church family.’
Jess has been at Epping Baptist Church since 2006 when she and her family moved to EBC. She grew up attending the youth programs and after finishing school Jess completed her Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design. During this time she was on the youth team leading on both Sunday mornings and Friday nights. She also directed Conjola Lakeside Beach Mission. After this, she began studying a Bachelor of Ministry at Morling College in 2015 and in July 2015 joined staff as the youth intern. Since then her studies have continued and in April 2017 she moved into a Student Pastor role heading up the Youth and Young Adult Ministries at EBC.
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