The Lordship of Jesus Christ is evident in salvation and also in how His church is to be led and ordered. As the Head of the church, Jesus ordains 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 teaching 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 research and the business world, on projects such as 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 advance the gospel. He has postgraduate degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary, the University of Cambridge, University of Sydney and UNSW.
As an elder, David shares 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.
Stephen is married to Karen & they have 4 young children. Stephen loves theology, his family & Liverpool FC. Prior to training in gospel ministry, Stephen had his own construction business but has now committed his time to further post graduate theological study, part time theological lecturing and ministry at the church. He is also involved in outreach and leading the SBC youth ministry.
Ken Greenhalgh, Andrew Deligiorgakis, Shaadi Haddad & Peter Elmsly-Smith