Pastoral Team


Mark Mackay (Senior Pastor)

Formerly a trolley-pusher, storeman and Chartered Accountant, Mark became pastor of our Church in 2006. Married to Catherine and with 4 kids, life is busy in the Mackay household. Mark enjoys most sports (except Olympic walking) and getting lost in good music (U2, Coldplay but NO COUNTRY MUSIC). Most of all, he is passionate about the local Church as the means God uses to change lives and the World.


Geoff Eggins (Associate Pastor)

Geoff started as Youth Pastor at Forest Lake Baptist in 2011 and became an Associate Pastor in 2013. His current areas of oversight currently are Worship, Missions & Youth alongside leading a congregational planting team in the neighbouring suburb of Pallara. He is married to his most treasured gospel partner Hayley, and has two vibrant young sons, Charlie and Caleb, and one energetic little girl, Emily. He enjoys technology and other nerdy things along with various outdoor activities like kayaking, touch footy and gardening. Above all, he is passionate about living out Jesus’ direction to make disciples. For Geoff, there is no greater joy than hearing of someone come to know and trust in Jesus.


Ron Linning (Elder)

Since commencing work at the age of 16 Ron has been a Technical Officer, Audiologist and Baptist Minister until retiring in 2013. He specialised in diagnostic and paediatric audiology, and his ministry areas have been mainly in new churches or those in transition. In retirement he and Mary have settled into Forest Lake Baptist, where they have become engaged in life group and other ministry areas. They are also members of a Country Music Club, where Ron is part of a trio which performs regularly, and is involved with the sound desk team. They have three adult children, and two granddaughters. Ron and Mary long to see the church strong, and believers growing in their faith and walk with God.

Warren Mckenzie (Associate Pastor)

Warren McKenzie is the pastor overseeing the 5pm service. He has a background as a youth worker and has had previous involvement with various ministries, including outreach to the youth detention centre in Brisbane. Warren is married to Bridget and together they have two children, William and Maisie. Passionate about evangelism and proclaiming the Gospel, Warren’s desire is to see more people in the community come to know and trust Jesus.