Reverend Ian Reid has been on staff at TBC since 2003. He is has been our Lead Pastor for 15years. Ian completed Ministry training at Morling College, the Baptist theological college of NSW/ACT. After ordinations he has been in full time Lead Pastoral roles for over 32years. He is passionate about the church being a place where “Everyones Welcome because Nobody’s Perfect and Anything is possible”.
Ian`s role is mainly in leadership and teaching and continues to enthusiastically serve in this role.
Paul Massen is the assistant Pastor with a background in managing local and interstate branches of major transport companies. Paul supports the lead Pastor and the eldership.
Paul’s passions revolve around building friendships in the community around us and earning the right to share the good news through care and words. He tries his best - and sometimes succeeds - to live by the apostle Paul’s words to the Ephesian church:
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Mike Ashford demonstrates the Lordship of Jesus in His life through patient and tireless service to the body of Christ. Mike’s service is supported by his firm commitment to continually building his personal relationship with Christ. This is evident when Mike leads God’s people at TBC in worship.
Mike’s professional experience in the IT industry provide us with a secure and effective IT environment. For many years he managed teams who designed, developed and implemented systems and, in semi-retirement, is often called upon by his former employers to sort out their trickier issues.
Mike has faithfully followed Christ through since the days when he achieved the Queens’ Award while in Boys’ Brigade. He continues to serve in developing leaders for the church and the community through his service to Boys’ Brigade at Tuggeranong Baptist church.
Mikes is committed to the growth of Tuggeranong Baptist Church and each its members and non-members alike and takes his role as Elder very seriously. He always has a listening ear, a supportive hand, in Christ, is a good, good father to us all. He’s also fun to be with.
Mikes carries the role of secretary in the Eldership team.
He is committed to succession planning and releases ministry to others to develop them and advance the effectiveness of TBC.
Rob James serves as Elder at Tuggeranong Baptist Church after many years as Captain for our Boys’ Brigade company.
Rob, like our heavenly Father, attributes value to each and ever person in his spheres of influence – the workplace, the church, the rural fire service, the family, the sporting field. He encourages people to be their best selves.
Rob brings to the Eldership, years of experience in negotiating, policy-making and conflict resolution in human resource management. He reflects the character of God in all his dealings with people.
Rob is committed to nurturing and mentoring people, developing leaders and leading by example. Rob can usually be found lending a hand whenever it is required by any of the church’s ministries or in his home community.
Rob received the Queens’ Award at the same time as Mike Ashford. He leads the ACT BB region and is secretary to his local brigade in the Rural Fire Service.
Craig Leon brings a heart of compassion to the Eldership team and to all at TBC.
He is deeply reliant upon God in the management of his life and passionate about inclusiveness and honour.
Craig juggles his Eldership responsibilities with his senior management position and extended family commitments.
He is involved in the outreach ministry, God's Squad Christian Motorcycle Club International. Anytime Craig is not with us on a Sunday, he is probably on a ride with others, wearing the cross of Christ on their backs and with the wind whistling past.
His experience in policy-making and public administration equip him for overseeing the development of Safe Spaces policy, guidelines and procedures that TBC will be undertaking in the near future.
Sue Massen is the coordinator of the Connect Op-Shop now situated at the Wanniassa shopping centre (not Erindale!). Sue is inspired by how humbly Jesus fellowshipped with people from all walks of life. Being grounded in God makes it easy to share the Truth of His free gift with the community.
Sue works alongside a wonderful team of likeminded ladies from TBC as well as from the local community and surrounds. The team’s aim is to sell quality goods as cheap as possible whilst raising funds to assist those in need. Prayer and open Gospel discussions are encouraged.
Margaret Goubil leads the Hospitality Team. This involves the coordination of events held at TBC. Marg is supported by a group of people who volunteer their time and culinary skills to make each event a success.
We have hosted a celebration lunch in the new building and will soon have a wedding of one of our members.
Hospitality is also being extended at the Connect Op Shop where we offer coffee, tea and refreshments to all who call in.
Marg is especially aligned with the concept of meeting people where they are and in their own need, rather than the traditional push to expect people to attend church in order to receive prayer, support and assistance where required. Jesus walked the land ministering to all without exception or judgement.
Our future ministry will unfold as we do in our new environment.
Kathy Sherwood is our morning tea leader.
Held after church each Sunday, café connect is where you can grab a cuppa and a bite, catch up with old friends and make new ones.
The perfect time to support and encourage your church family.
Kathy loves baking and making things to share and is joined by a dedicated team of 14, including some enthusiastic bakers.
"Bless my little kitchen Lord,
I love it's every nook.
And bless me as I do my work,
wash pots and pans and cook.
May the meals that I prepare
be seasoned from above
with thy blessing and thy grace
but most of all thy love.
As we partake of earthly food,
the table thou hast spread
we'll not forget to thank thee Lord
for all our daily bread
So bless my little kitchen Lord
and those who enter in
may they find naught but joy and peace
and happiness therein
Changed Youth is currently lead by volunteers Chris and Claire Snell. Having been members of TBC for over 5 years, we have participated in various ministries. With the move to 23 Garratt St we felt a burden more than ever to create a space for Teenaged youth to be able to express themselves. This is what has lead to the creation of Changed Youth.
Robert Ardill leads our team of CAP Money Coaches in delivering the CAP Money Course.
The Navigators (a worldwide Christian para-church organisation that disciples Christians with a particular emphasis on enabling them to share their faith with others) played a significant role in shaping how Robert expresses faith and service.
Robert’s early professional experience as a school teacher in Papua New Guinea and Canberra and his passion for helping people create wealth through real estate investment as a key member of the Investors’ Club (Canberra) and computer education equip him for his role in delivering the CAP Money Course at Tuggeranong Baptist Church.
Robert’s desire that others may come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour makes the CAP Money Course a fitting place for him to serve because the course meets a significant need for people in the community.
Gus Edgar came to faith in Jesus as his Lord and Saviour within weeks of arriving in Australia from his native Northern Ireland.
The Word of God is the touchstone of Gus’ life and he loves to read, study and pass on its teachings and transforming power.
Gus brings his management experience, practical trade skills, and church leadership experience as a gift to Tuggeranong Baptist Church.
With his wife Val, he has grown a youth group from 6 (4 adults and 2 youth) to hundreds. They have a passion for raising up people (particularly the younger generation) into service in the church and kingdom of God.
Gus constantly seeks ways in which he can engage, with others, in reaching those who do not yet know Jesus through serving people at their point of need for friendship or practical help.
He pioneers service and ministry teams to pass them on to the leadership of others.