Pastors

IAN AYLWARD
Senior Pastor

Ian commenced at GBC in 2016 and says he is “thrilled and humbled to be Senior Pastor of such a great church”. He married his wife Cathy in late 2001 after both being widowed and despite the comments, their family is not the Brady Bunch – problems are not solved in 30 minutes.  They share 6 wonderful men and, thus far, one beautiful daughter in law, who live all over Australia.

Ian enjoys a good book and a strong flat white coffee. He and Cathy have walked in Jesus’ footprints in Israel and in Paul’s in Athens and Turkey and they have a deep interest in the work of Compassion in the Philippines, as they personally partner with a church and village there.

Ian is energised by the Gospel of Jesus and by seeing others become more like Jesus and living out their faith.

DALE LAWRENCE
Associate Pastor – Youth/Young Adults

Though Dale begins his role in 2020 as interim Children’s/Youth Pastor, both he and Kylie have been a part of GBC for over 16 years. Having worked at BSL and as a school Chaplain during this time, Dale has a deep appreciation for the people of Gladstone. Thankful for God’s grace in his life and for the loving Church family at GBC, Dale seeks to humbly serve God in this role.

Dale enjoys camping in the bush, spearfishing and playing handball. His 3 daughters say he is the best at cooking burnt damper and has even had an entry in the Mt Larcom show. Though he is hopeless at playing Touch football, Dale is not too bad at refereeing and enjoys most sports.

Passionate about seeing young people come to know Jesus through the Gospel, Dale is keen for faith to be more than just head knowledge but imbedded in the hearts and lives of all young people. Since before their marriage in 2003, Dale has served together with his amazing wife Kylie in many ways and they look forward to connecting with you soon.

ALISON HALL
Associate Pastor – Pastoral Care

Alison has worked at Gladstone Baptist Church since May 2003 as Church Administrator, serving on the Church Board as Pastoral Assistant for Women’s Ministry and later as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care.

Encouraged by the senior pastor of that time, Alison applied for registration as a Pastor with Qld Baptists and was commissioned in 2012. She continues to split her hours at work between administration and pastoral care.

Her passions are prayer, pastoral care and her five grandchildren.

She loves her job and particularly enjoys partnering with her husband David as they both endeavour to serve on the Pastoral care team, pastorally caring for the Church family and Gladstone community.