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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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Mike Smith
SENIOR MINISTER

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!

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Chris Gray
ASSOCIATE PASTOR

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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Position Vacant
FAMILIES PASTOR
(YOUTH & KIDS
)

We are recruiting a new Families Pastor to oversee our ministry to Youth, Kids, and Families in our community. To find out more contact Mike at: mike@minchinbury.church

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Elizabeth Spencer
ENGAGE PASTOR

Elizabeth has been the volunteer Engage Pastor at Minchinbury Anglican Church since 2017. She studied at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and Mary Andrews College and is a long-time member of Minchinbury Anglican.

 

Elizabeth assists with the pastoral care of the church and directs the Engage focus area of our RENEW discipleship pathway.

 

When she’s not at church, you may find Elizabeth taking photographs and spending time with family!

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Melanie Taylor
COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN

 

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. 

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Leon Turvey
INDIGENOUS
PASTORAL WORKER

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!

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Rose Hallam
ADMINISTRATOR

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

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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

 

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What We Believe

OUR BELIEFS

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.

WHAT DID JESUS DO?

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.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT 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?

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