leadership

God gifts every member of His church, so that each person can serve (minister) to others for their good. As such, we are a church of ministers, rather than a church with a minister. The Bible describes these individual gifts in church like a body – not all the parts are the same, with the same function, but they have the same purpose.

As an Anglican church, we have leadership outside, under the Archbishop of Sydney. Within our church family some are set apart to teach the Bible, pray and oversee the organisation of life together.

  • Rev. mark smith
    senior minister

    Mark is from Sydney originally - but in the past has lived both in the country (Goulburn) & out of the country (Ireland). In 2012, he brought his wife & 5 children to be a part of the community west of the Blue Mountains. It is his privilege to serve Jesus at St Paul’s & St Stephen’s, teaching the Bible & encouraging others to discover how great it is to follow Jesus. Contact Mark here.

  • JOHN YOUNG

    YOUTH & FAMILIES MINISTER

    John was born and bred in Lithgow, though he left town for a few years to study at SMBC, gaining a BTh and a Diploma in Divinity and Mission. John’s passion is meeting with people and helping them to understand the Bible more, and helping young people grow in their understanding of Jesus. Contact John here.

  • CORINNE OGG

    administration officer

    Corinne grew up in Green Valley an area in Western Sydney, after living in Blackheath for 11 years raising her 4 children Corinne & her family moved to Lithgow in 2000. Corinne has a heart for sharing the gospel with teenagers having just finished teaching SRE at Lithgow High School after 17 years is now looking forward to serving in different areas. Contact Corinne here.

  • ROBERT HOOKHAM, john stevens & eric young

    wardens

    Wardens are elected and selected congregation members, who create the conditions for Christian love to flourish. They make important decisions and have particular responsibility for property and finances. 

  • billinda auld, james barnes, nick mckinney & BRONWYN WEBB

    PARISH COUNCILLORS

    Along with the Senior Minister & Wardens, the Parish Council are elected & selected congregation members who assist in creating conditions for Christian love to flourish.  They function with sub-committees of finance, property & administration/communication.