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.
Associate Pastor – Youth/Young Adults
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.