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Meet The Team

Meet The Team


Mike Smith

Mike has been the Senior Minster of Minchinbury Anglican Church since 2017. Mike studied at Moore Theological College before starting work in full-time ministry in 2008.


Mike oversees all ministry at Minchinbury Anglican and the spiritual welfare of the church. He directs the Reach and Worship focus areas of our RENEW discipleship pathway.


When he’s not at church, you may see Mike sitting in a café or enjoying God’s creation on a golf course near you!


Chris Gray

Chris has been the Associate Pastor at Minchinbury Anglican Church since 2019. Chris Studied at Moore Theological College and Sydney Missionary and Bible College, and before coming to Minchinbury worked as the Art Director at Quiz Worx.


Chris assists in preaching and leadership across the church and oversees our Sunday Night Church. Chris directs the Nurture and Equip focus areas of our RENEW discipleship pathway.


When he’s not at church, you may find Chris spending time with his family, listening to music or playing his guitar!

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Tim Young

Tim has been the Families Pastor at Minchinbury Anglican Church since 2024. Tim studied at Moore Theological College before joining the team at Minchinbury.

Tim directs the Family Ministry at Minchinbury including oversight of the Minchinbury Youth Community and the Minchinbury Kids Programs.


When he's not at church, you may find Tim spending time with his wife Chantelle, going for a run or reading about trees! 


Melanie Taylor


Melanie has been a Community Chaplain (part-time) since 2022 (although Melanie has been a member of Minchinbury Anglican since 1992!). The community chaplaincy is a partnership with Anglicare to help provide for the physical, social, spiritual needs and emotional support for people in our community. 


Leon Turvey

Leon has been working as a part-time Indigenous Pastoral Worker since 2021. Leon and his family are members of our sister church, Mount Druitt Indigenous Church.


Leon spends his time serving the Indigenous community of Western Sydney. He also trains in ministry with the staff team at Minchinbury Anglican Church. It is great to work in partnership, learning from one another and serving together!


Rose Hallam

Rose has been the part-time Administrator at Minchinbury Anglican Church since 2020. Rose does a wonderful job keeping the office running smoothly and supporting the ministry team.


When she is not busy in the office, Rose loves cooking, craft, gardening and reading a good book!

Our Vision & Mission


We long to see all people in multicultural western Sydney, and beyond, renewed through the love of Jesus Christ.


We seek to make disciples and multiply communities who love Jesus and show Jesus’ love.


Vision & Mission
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What We Believe


Minchinbury Anglican Church is a Christian church that bases its beliefs and practises firmly on the Bible. As such, we proclaim that Jesus died for sin and rose again offering new life to all who believe (John 3:16).  Additionally, as an Anglican church, we also uphold the beliefs set forward in the 39 Articles of Religion.


We believe and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Namely, that because of his love and in fulfillment of the Scriptures, God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die as a sacrifice for sinful human beings, taking the punishment that we deserve. We believe that God raised Jesus to life again, demonstrating the effectiveness of his atoning work and giving us the hope of eternal life.

We believe that a person comes into relationship with Jesus Christ and so benefits from his work on his or her behalf, by repenting of one’s sin and by trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord. We believe that no one can be saved by his or her works but solely by repenting and trusting in Jesus.




We regularly run the ‘One Life’ series for anyone interested in exploring the meaning of life and the claims made by Jesus.


Everyone is welcome, no matter your age or background. Every night includes good food, coffee, a short talk, and the opportunity for discussion and questions – all in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to find out more about Jesus and Christianity, why not come along?

What We Believe
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