Eph.4:11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
Wife Naomi; children Ethan, Sienna, Liam & Rachel.
Matt was brought up in a great Christian home, but went AWOL for several years with drugs, alcohol and poor decisions.
In God’s providence this helps Matt to fully appreciate the glorious grace of Jesus to the least, the last and the lost.
Matt loves Jesus, his wife, kids, outdoors, 4WD, his dog Banjo, building stuff and reading Puritan theology.
Spurgeon; Ryle; Johns gospel.
Naomi has four children, one dog, two cats (sort of), one rabbit and seven chickens.
The children are asking for a goat. Just as well Naomi loves animals (and children).
Naomi grew up singing Evie Tornquist songs and believing that Jesus loved her.
She began to understand what that meant when she went to a youth group that her neighbour invited her to.
Naomi likes to sing, read and do the laundry (not!).
Dad was a Methodist pastor. Came to faith in the 70’s and married Ruth. Four wonderful children and some great grandchildren. Dairy-farmer for 20 years in Victoria. Managed a Christian Conference Centre in NSW for 10 years. Sadly, Ruth passed in 1994.
10 years developing software for schools. Married Susan in China in 2005. Joined SSAC church in 2015. Now using lifeline training, diploma in counselling, a cattle prod and my bible knowledge to encourage people to follow Jesus.
I was born on the equator, a true Ecuadorian girl.
Moved to Sydney 11 years ago; 6 years at South Sydney Anglican Church; an animal lover; proud mum of Ruby the Pug cross Pomeranian who stole my heart;
I care about people; the last 2 years working at South Sydney Anglican Church to help share the faith, hope and love of Jesus. Growing in my faith in the Lord Jesus, and learning to minister to his people.
Matt grew up on the South Coast of NSW and has a heart for ministry outside of Sydney.
He is currently studying at Moore College to prepare himself for this task and in the meantime has been blessed with the opportunity to serve at South Sydney.
He previously worked in audio-visual design and implementation for theatres and events of all sizes. But he is now committed to making Jesus look good and sound good to everyone.
Matt loves tattoos, socialising over a good coffee (or beer) and everything outdoors from hiking to scuba diving.
1Tim.3:8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
Married to Carol with two adult sons.
10 years serving this dynamic and faithful group of Christians of all ages, origins and lifestyles in a church as challenging and striking as Redfern itself
Married to Jan with two adult children.
Enjoying partnering in gospel ministry within a diverse, wonderful community based in one of Redfern’s State housing areas.
Church Warden & Treasurer
Redfern resident for over 20 years, Rabbitohs supporter, loves her coffee and travels.
Still thinks Sydney and Penang are the best places to live for Jesus, to serve Him, and to share His awesome love.
Married to Maria, four children, four grandchildren.
At South Sydney Anglican Church, the Bible is taught in a practical, truth revealing and loving ways, answering the mysteries of life.
Jesus’ defeat of death and rising from the grave is unlike anything else in the history of humanity. Jesus is alive. He is with us and He will come back soon.
In my quest for the meaning of life I have found the God of Abraham and His Word in the Bible to be worthy of my life.
Back in 2006 I came to my sensors and realized there is a creator ‘God’. This was the beginning of my Christian journey.
I began attending a Charismatic church in late 2009
Early in 2013 I was invited to South Sydney Anglican Church Redfern, and since have formed close fellowships with the current Senior Pastor and with other members of the congregation.
My experience at this Church has been taken to a whole new level in my spiritual journey with the Lord.
Have been a member of PC since 2018.
I currently run my own Architectural Drafting company. Marital status single.
Peter Boyce, heard Billy Graham preach in 1959 when 8, prayed that night that He would make me His and that He would be mine.
Tried studying KJV, all over my head but God honoured that prayer request over the next sixty years and at 68 Matt baptised me.
Now taking off like a rocket loving this church, running a Men’s Shed under the church hall, looking for opportunities to evangelise whoever, never married, no children.
Born South Africa.
Raised in a Dutch-Reformed Christian home.
Worked in Dubai, before settling in Sydney Australia.
Project Management. Hobby – biblical languages; Hebrew, Aramaic. Studied piano at school and after a break of 12 years not playing piano, is now helping SSAC overflow with praise on Sunday mornings.
Now help organize music ministry and volunteers.
The ‘Men’s Shed” at SSAC occupies a formerly under-utilised space under the Church Hall and is now a workshop where three men spend up to six happy days a week undertaking practical projects from building a river trimaran to restoring an old car.
Two of those who regularly attend are retirees who are not church goers yet but enjoy being part of the SSAC weekday community.
The Men’s Shed is another ministry connecting us to our local community so that we can overflow with faith, hope and love in Jesus.