We embrace our Baptist values while ensuring that our services and our approach reflect the local community and contemporary practices.
Our current governance board (L-R): David van der Moezel (out-going Chair), Mark Morris (Secretary), Chris Olsen, Deidre Richardson, Steve Ingram (Senior Pastor), Oliver Lawson (Chair), Herman Martins, Zac Verster
Steve is passionate about the church being a healthy place which is honest about itself and compassionate to those who are on a faith journey. He has over 30 years in pastoral leadership. He has worked in other churches, as a consultant for the WA Baptists, and as a consultant in his own company. Other than his theological training, he has a Masters in Organisational leadership. As well as sitting on other boards, Steve is the current chair of the Australian Baptist Ministries Council. Steve is accredited by the Baptist Churches of WA.
Aaron is passionate about people finding wholeness and well-being alongside their developing sense of faith. He has previously pastored in other Baptist churches on Perth and the Great Southern. He has extensive pastoral experience and alongside his theological training holds a Masters in Counselling. Alongside his pastoral duties Aaron has also run a counselling centre. Aaron is accredited by the Baptist Churches of WA.
Pastoral Worker: Preaching and Leadership
Kate is an experienced teacher working at a local school alongside her part-time role at LJBC. Kate is a gifted preacher and as such, a regular member of the preaching team. She also has responsibilities in supporting the leadership of the church.
Ministry Worker: Church Planting
Michelle is employed to support the administration of our Two Rocks fellowship. Zac and Michelle are our area leaders who head up the new group that meets in Two Rocks. Alongside their normal day jobs, Zac and Michelle are dedicated to the leadership and running of our Two Rocks Baptist Fellowship.
Ministry Worker: Early Learning
Janet has been overseeing LJBC’s ministry to children and parents for some time. As a trained teacher, Janet brings a wealth of experience as we care for and guide children and their parents.
Ministry Worker: Administration
Wendy’s role in our church office continues to keep the diverse ministries of the church functioning. Wendy oversees many of the communication channels and a whole bunch of details that are vital to the life of the church.
Ministry Worker: Finance
Lynda is responsible for the manangement of our church finances. Lynda qualified as an accountant in South Africa and brings much needed expertise to our church. She also assists with our administration.
Ministry Worker: CAPs
Ginny is our debt centre manager in our Christians Against Poverty centre. Ginny has a background in university administration and brings a strong sense of dedication and compassion to this vital ministry.
Interim Ministry Worker: Youth
Danelle is completing a Masters in Counselling. She works in our local area as the school counsellor alongside her part time role in Youth Leadership at LJBC.