We embrace our Baptist values while ensuring that our services and our approach reflect the local community and contemporary practices.
Oliver Lawson (Chair)
Mark Morris (Secretary)
Steve Ingram (Senior Pastor)
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.
Pastor: Youth and Young Adults
Ben and his wife Tara are passionate about the reality of Jesus and how that can radically impact young people’s lives and their relationship with God, each other and the world. He has studied theology at both undergrad and postgrad level, including further studies in counselling and mental health. Ben has served as a youth and young adults pastor in a church in Mandurah and worked in a pastoral team for youth and families in a church in Scarborough. When he is not reading theological books, you’ll find him either reading sci-fi or fantasy novels, at the beach, or on some adventure with his wife.
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: 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: CAP
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.