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
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.
Pastoral Assistant – Care & Equipping
Angela was baptised in 1999, shortly before heading overseas to Vanuatu and then to Bible College in Brisbane with her husband Peter.
Returning to Gladstone in 2006, Angela served in various paid and volunteer positions within the Church and with other Christian organisations, before joining the pastoral team at GBC in 2021. She is passionate about applying the Word of God to everyday life, and helping people find their emotional and spiritual health in Jesus.
Pastoral Assistant – Care & Connection
Andrew began attending GBC in 2004 with his family, and soon became heavily involved in various ministries. He has a passion for music, young people, and the word of God.
You will regularly see Andrew serving in the worship team on Sunday, Youth group & N2Y, as well as on the church Board. He has recently commenced a song writing ministry facilitated by GBC with the aim to write music for the contemporary Christian Church.