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.
Seb Henley (Associate Pastor)
Moving from a career in teaching to pastoring, Seb has been able to continue on in his love for discipling and teaching young people. Seb has a wide range of interests enjoying gardening, playing board games with friends, singing and playing guitar, as well as listening to podcasts and reading. Seb loves good coffee and a deep conversation. His current areas of oversight are Worship, Youth and Children’s Ministry. Seb is married to Trudy, and has two wonderful kids, Eleanor and Austin. Seb is passionate about young people knowing God, knowing their worth in God, and knowing who God’s created them to be.
Ruth Peckman (Associate Pastor)
Ruth and Greg love being part of the local church. We believe we should keep growing to become more like Christ every year. The people in our church help us to do that. Life Groups have been important for us and now Ruth is able to help grow groups at FLBC. What a privilege! We also enjoy learning with people from other cultures. We strive to keep rhythms of work and rest in our life. So we delight in the beach, the bush and good books.
As empty nesters we can make time to do that.
Peter Kidd (Elder)
After 17 years of teaching high school students, Peter landed his dream job training and supporting his colleagues in teaching from a Biblical Worldview at Genesis Christian College. He’s married to Claire and has 3 children. He enjoys running and soccer, reading novels and theological books, but most of all playing strategy boardgames. Along with some other families, Peter’s family is part of the Hope Tree community of FLBC. He loves serving God by encouraging Christians to grow in faith and everyone to learn more about Jesus.
John Smyth (Elder)
John is passionate about seeing people grow in their relationship with God and loves to spend time with our future generations in the children’s ministry. Mentoring men is another area close to my heart.
As I am still working full time, spending lots of family time is a priority. I love reading books especially about leadership, both in the home and the marketplace, and others life stories.
John is happily married to Jenny and loves being a grandad to our two wonderful grandkids.
Jonny Lilley (Elder)
Jonny is married to Sam and they have two boys, Jed and Josiah. Jonny is passionate about helping others in need. He works as a foreman in the building and construction industry. He loves spending time breeding and dealing in aquarium fish with one of his closest mates. He has an abundance of knowledge in not only all things fish, but is a man of many talents and can lend a hand for various jobs where there’s coffee involved.