Wallsend Baptist Church has been part of the Wallsend community for over 150 years. We are a diverse group of people from all ages and backgrounds who are bound together by our common belief in Jesus as the source of real life. We belong to the wider family of Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT.
Dean commenced as Senior Pastor of Wallsend Baptist Church in 2019, after 25 years of pastoral experience in Sydney. He is married to Andrea, who is a Clinical Counsellor in private practice. They have three adult children. As an experienced pastor Dean believes the Church is a place where people from all walks of life should be able to experience and connect with the love and grace of God. He strongly believes the Church should be firmly founded on the teaching of Jesus and should reflect Jesus’ kindness and care to the community in which they are embedded. Dean’s preaching is relevant to every day life. His sermons are full of humour, grace, hope and practical application. Dean leads by example, is relational and committed to servant leadership.
Leigh is married to Amanda and father to Josh & Emily. He entered Morling Theological College in 1993 after a brief stint working for Westpac Bank. After receiving a Bachelor of Ministries, he served many years in youth ministry in NSW and interstate. After retraining as a high school teacher, and working in a variety of schools on the NSW Central Coast, Leigh sensed God’s leading back into pastoral ministry. As a candidate for the ministry with the Baptist Churches of NSW &ACT, Leigh has joined the team at Wallsend to follow that leading.