The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, and has set apart biblically qualified men to lead each local congregation. In the pastoral epistles and the book of Acts, it is clear that elders/pastors are to lead through preaching and pastoral care, whilst deacons serve through faithful stewardship and leading in practical ministries of mercy.
Mike is married to Nicole and they have 3 sons. He spent the first decade of his working life in medical research and the business world advancing projects in drug discovery, company starts ups, stock market analysis and even had security clearance to a nuclear facility. Mike has been set apart to focus on preaching and teaching, shepherding God’s people and equipping the church to proclaim the gospel. He has postgraduate degrees from the University of Cambridge, Reformed Theological Seminary, the University of Sydney and UNSW.
As an elder, David provides pastoral care & oversight in the church. He is married to Bridget and they have 3 adult and teenage children. David’s connection with SBC started with his great grandfather who helped plant the church in 1901 as a founding member. David has spent most of his working life in the building industry & is now a full time consultant with his own business.
Ken Greenhalgh, Andrew Deligiorgakis, Shaadi Haddad & Peter Elmsly-Smith