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Meet the Team

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Grant Hendry

Senior Pastor

Grant has been Senior Pastor of NBBC since early 2012, after 14 years of pastoral ministry in beautiful Busselton. Prior to that, he thoroughly enjoyed working as a pharmacist. Grant and his wife Maree have three adult children, Ashlynne, Caleb & Breanna. In the rare moments of spare time, Grant loves creating things in his shed, and going on 4WD camping holidays. Grant is convinced that the life message of Jesus lives on through the local church, and that there is no situation, life, family or city that God can’t restore and renew. Grant sees his role as being a ‘leader of leaders’ to equip, encouraging and release others into ministry to grow God’s kingdom in the northern suburbs of Perth and to the ends of the earth.

Brad Vigus

Pastor: Sunday at 6

Brad started working at North Beach in mid-2016. Before joining the NBBC team Brad has served in ministry at Curtin University with the students in the AFES Christian Union, and was also pastor at Dalkeith Baptist Church. Brad enjoys opening the Bible with people and helping them to consider Jesus and His gospel. Brad is married to Shona and has three daughters and enjoys time with the family playing games or enjoying a pizza and movie night together. For Brad a nice day off is a mixture of exercise (running or swimming), along with music and coffee.

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Anton Hallam

Pastor: Youth and Young Adults

Anton commenced working as Youth and Young Adults Pastor in 2020, and before that was a long team member, ministry leader and pastoral intern at NBBC (attending the church since 2007).  Anton is married to Sharon and has two primary school aged children. Anton is passionate about leading a team of dedicated youth leaders, and together with them walking beside the youth and young adults at NBBC. His desire and earnest prayer is that youth and young adults would be excited about taking hold of the hope that is in Jesus and equipped to live out a life that honours Jesus in response. In all we do, we seek to love Jesus together, serve Jesus together and share Jesus together. Anton enjoys sport (basically anything with a ball!), playing games of all sorts, and reading.   

Merv Hodge

Pastor of Group Life

Coming soon...

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Bruce Miller

Pastor: Pastoral Care

Bruce has been engaged in pastoral ministry for over 20 years, in both NSW and W.A. churches. He has 4 adult children and a growing number of grandies. His wife Carolyn enjoys the mix of school-teaching and pastoral work as time allows. On the church’s Pastoral Care team Bruce loves to sit down with people, hear their stories, and encourage others in their spiritual growth. Sharing from God’s Word, whether with the few, or the many, is always a privilege and a delight. Spare time is spent gardening, puzzle-ing, or playing (not nearly enough!) golf.

Hayley Pearce

Childrens Ministry Team Leader

Hayley Pearce joined the NBBC ministry team at the start of 2020 as the Children’s Ministry Team Leader. She has a background in primary school teaching and photography.  Born and raised in South Africa, she is a carnivore who loves to put sugar on almost everything. She has been married for 15 year to Duane, and they have a fur baby called Cinnamon. Throughout all her previous vocational experiences, Hayley believes that God had been preparing her for this ministry. She has a strong sense of God’s calling on her life into children’s ministry and is excited about the direction NB Kids is moving towards. At the moment, Hayley is also endeavouring to complete a Graduate Diploma of Divinity through Trinity Theological College. This has been greatly beneficial to her own spiritual growth and the overseeing of the children’s ministry. Hayley loves to dance and sing! She is always enthusiastically willing and to express herself through song, at any moment of the day or given opportunity. 

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Sue Dutton

Music Ministry Leader

Sue is our Worship Team Leader and has more than 30 years’ experience in worship and church worship teams. Sue is a Music Teacher by trade and has tertiary qualifications in music, counselling, supervision, community services and ministry. Sue has a passion for worship and seeing the gospel spread through the powerful medium of music. Sue is responsible for organising our worship teams at our Sunday gatherings and leading our congregation in seeing Jesus praised, exalted, magnified, obeyed and lifted up. Sue loves the beach and spending time with her 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Jacqui Yap

Womens Ministry Leader

Jacqui enjoys the colour yellow and the musical Hamilton. She also has a Bachelor of Ministries and a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science. Her desire is to weave these two disciplines together to help people walk life’s peaks, troughs and plateaus in the wisdom, healing & purpose that comes from knowing God. As such, Jacqui loves studying the Bible and teaching its life-giving truths. In other news, Jacqui is the wife of Eustin the Engineer and mother of Dr. Watson the Maroodle.

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Ashlynne Davis

Childrens Ministry Leader

Ashlynne is a lover of tea, adventures and books. When she's not reading a book and sipping tea in the middle of the bush (actually, that doesn’t happen very often at all!), she’s working at NBBC as the Preschool Children’s Worker and trainee in Women’s Ministry. Before that, she was student for a long time, studying Linguistics and Anthropology, and then a theological degree at Trinity Theological College, all of which is preparation for cross-cultural mission in the area of Bible Translation in the hopefully not-too-far future. While her husband Michael completes his theological study at Trinity, Ashlynne is excited to grow in her ministry experience, sharing the gospel of God and her life with children and women in particular. 

Michael Venter

Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) Apprentice

Michael has been attending NBBC since May 2019 and began working as a full-time ministry apprentice in July 2021. He has worked in a variety of jobs, but loves the home he has found here and the wonderful staff team he gets to walk alongside. He has a passion for working with youth & young adults and loves seeing them grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus. Michael's weeks are full of exciting opportunities: reading the Bible 1-to-1; studying at Trinity Theological College; Friday night youth group; Sunday morning youth Bible studies; staff meetings; as well as getting involved in the Sunday services. He has recently joined the mission team and is excited to encourage people to take the greatest news ever told, the Gospel, overseas as long-term, cross-cultural missionaries. When he's away from the office, you'll most likely find him contemplating life as he walks by the sea, listening to country music, or out on the golf course.

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Jessie Owuor

Trainee

Jessie has attended North Beach Baptist Church since 2016 and his thoroughly enjoyed the Jesus-centred teaching and community North Beach offers. He can often be seen stage left on a Sunday serving on the Music team. Other than music, Jessie’s passions lie in seeing the Bible effectively communicated and watching it change people’s lives. Particularly the lives of the young people he ministers to as a part of the Youth team. Much of Jessie’s week is spent at Trinity Theological College where he is a full-time student. He is excited to learn more and use some of what he has learned at college in a practical setting as a student minister at North Beach. When not at college or at church, Jessie enjoys spending time listening to or playing music, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends.

Kaye Tranter

Admin Manager

Kaye is the mother of three wonderful adult children and their lovely spouses, granny to an ever growing number of grandies and grand-dogs. She has always loved being a ‘mum’ and finds wearing the hat of being a ‘granny’ the best ever. Kaye has loved being a part of the NBBC family for the past 20+ years, learning lots along the way. Kaye is practically part of the furniture in the office, saying she was ‘terrified to begin with but in reality finds it a real blessing, privilege and joy to be in this God given role, working alongside this great team, getting to know people and seeing how God takes them along their journey’. She enjoys a good movie and loves watching basketball (especially if she knows any of the players)!

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Michelle Meyer

Publishing and Communications

Michelle joined the NBBC staff team in 2016 as the Publishing and Communications officer. Working in this role has been tremendous blessing that has enabled her to use her creativity in a way that serves the Lord and His people while also working alongside such a fantastic and encouraging team and getting to know all the wonderful people that make up this church family. Michelle and her husband, Sean, met while serving as leaders in Boys’ Brigade and are still coming along on Monday nights to share their love for Jesus with the brigaders. When she is not at church, you can find her with endless cups of tea and a book (or kindle) in hand, playing video games or hunting down the best local eats.