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.
Rev Leigh Dart served as Associate Pastor at Wallsend for just over 2 years before being appointed Senior Pastor in 2022. He 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 and joined the team at Wallsend to follow that leading. He is passionate about bringing the truth of the good news about Jesus to the community in relevant ways, and equipping the church to confidently live out it’s call to love God and love others.