OUR LEADERS

As a Baptist church, we ultimately believe that Christ is the head of the church, and that He exercises His Lordship directly over individual Christians and churches. In other words, Christ is the mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5), but there is no mediator between Christ and His people. The way AWBC exercises this biblical principle is through quarterly member meetings, where the entire church membership make decisions according to how God has led them. However on a day to day basis, the church entrusts the following elected leaders to represent their views and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit:
 
 

DANIEL BASSETT

PASTOR
 
Ps. Dan Bassett was called to the role of pastor at AWBC
in January of 2017. He provides general oversight of the
leadership team, as well as being responsible for the teaching
and preaching of the church. He is ably supported by his
wife Dani, and has two young children.
 
 

BEN MUDIE

 ELDER
 
Ben is an elder who has a passion for good evangelical teaching. He is a deep pray-er, and longs to get around and support others in their Christian walk. He is married to Rebekah and the pair have two beautiful children together. Ben is a teacher in the local Christian school.
 

RAY WAGHORN

 ELDER
 
Ray is an Elder who has a passion for fellowship and discipleship, and also serves as chair of the building committee. He desires to see Christians take their faith seriously, but not themselves. Ray loves to fish in his spare time, as well as take his wife Beth out for coffee. Ray is an operator in the Gladstone power station.
 

  JOSH HINDS

YOUTH AND KIDS
 
Josh Hinds was called to his role in May of 2017, and has pastoral responsibilities for the Youth and children of the church and community. Josh has over 10 years experience in children’s ministry. He is married to Laura, and has three growing boys. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Ministry through Malyon College.
 

DONNA HAGGITH

DEACON – OP SHOP
 
Donna lives onsite at the church with her husband Matt and is a tireless worker for the church. Her predominant roles in the church include overseeing the work of the op shop, newsletters, and preparing and distributing food parcels. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Theology through Malyon College.  

MATT HAGGITH

DEACON – MAINTENANCE
 
Matt is a deacon who is responsible for all the maintenance and grounds work around the place. Luckily, he is well placed to do that, living in the manse. His other passions involve surfing and telling absolutely everyone about Jesus! He is currently studying a Bachelor of Theology through Malyon College 

PETER RICHES

 DEACON – TREASURER
 
Peter is a deacon who has oversight of our finances and graphic design. A strange mix, but as someone who headed up fairfax’s graphic design department, he is more than capable. He enjoys serving God in Agnes as a full-time volunteer with his equally hard-working wife, Vini.
 

DAVID THOMAS

DEACON – SECRETARY
 
David is a deacon who has oversight of all our administration, minute taking and official correspondence. His experience in many jobs, including building and the police force, is an asset to the church. He and his wife Roslyn now enjoy the quite, retired lifestyle on a property in Deepwater, down near Baffle Creek.
 

ROSLYN THOMAS

 DEACON – MISSIONS  
 
Roslyn is a Deacon who has oversight of all our overseas mission work. This mainly involves guiding the church in prayer, passing on missionary newsletters to our prayer team, and heading up our monthly mission segment in church. Roslyn also volunteers at the op shop, and is married to David.