Meet the team

BBC ministry staff

James McMaster

Senior Pastor

James joined our ministry staff as Associate Pastor in 2011 and became Senior Pastor in 2019. He has completed a Bachelor of Ministries and a Master of Arts in Ministry. He served as Pastor of the St George Baptist Community Fellowship for 10 years and in 2010 integrated that congregation with Blakehurst Baptist Church. He has a ministry emphasis in global mission where he serves as Co-Director of The Living Way Capacity Building Organisation which works amongst the community of Chiredzi in Zimbabwe. James is married to Cheri and they have three children: Natalie, Emily and Sean.

Emma Matheson

Student Pastor

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Shelley Ashton

Children's ministry

Shelley is a trained Primary Teacher and for a number of years worked in Children’s Ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ. She heads up our children’s ministries which includes directing our Sunday morning Children’s program, our yearly Holiday Kids Club, co-ordinating and teaching Scripture at Connells Point Public School. Shelley is married to Michael and they have two boys.

Dean Balding

Worship

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Anne-Marie Balding

Communications & Prayer

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