Kirk is married to Simone and has four active boys. He became our Pastor at Everton Park in 2017, after almost 10 years as a minister in Sydney. Kirk is passionate about what God has done for him in Christ and loves seeing others discover Jesus and grow.
Before becoming a Pastor Kirk was a primary school teacher, working on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. Kirk's family moved around in his childhood - Vanuatu, Kenya, Wollongong, Auckland - and with a Dutch father and Canadian mother, he enjoys meeting people from other places.
In his spare time Kirk loves hitting a cricket ball in the back yard with his boys or going out for a paddle on his kayak.
God saved Stephen at the age of 14 through the Ministry of Scripture Union. Since then he has grown in faith and love for Christ and His gospel.
He has been richly blessed by God, especially through the gift of his wife Lauren, his two beautiful daughters and three wonderful sons.
Stephen was set apart as an Elder in the PRC Everton Park in April 2016.
Elder (currently on leave from Session)
Peter grew up in a church going family but didn't understand the truth and power of the gospel until his late teens. Converted while at university, Peter has sought to serve Christ since through his day-to-day work as a doctor, as a missionary for the Church in Kenya during the 80's, and as an Elder in the Everton Park congregation for almost thirty years.
Peter is specialist palliative care doctor. He is married to Cathy and has three adult children. Peter particularly enjoys making and arranging music, and being able to spend time with his grand-children, near and far.
Peter is currently taking leave from his duties within the Session, and we pray he will be restored to health and service in the Church soon.
Elder (Session Clerk)
Ken is married to Jeneen and has three great kids.
Ken has been an elder in the PRC since 2007, firstly in our Wollongong congregation then from Dec 2009-Dec 2013 as a missionary in Freswota 5, Port Vila, Vanuatu. In Jan 2014 Ken & Jeneen and family moved to Brisbane while Ken was studying at the John Knox Theological College and he was employed by the congregation as a Ministry Student. This provided Ken with an opportunity to be tutored by Ken Stebbins before his retirement, and to participate significantly in the life and work of the Church while he studied.
Ken was set apart as an Elder at Everton Park in June 2014 and current serves as the Session Clerk. Ken completed his studies in late 2016 and is working as a Secondary Teacher while he waits on the Lord for a call to the Ministry.
Deacon (Diaconate Chair)
Chris was blessed to have grown up in a Christian home in Townsville, but it was not until his late teens and early 20's that the Holy Spirit worked in his heart and he came to call Christ as Saviour.
Since that time The Lord has shown his hand several times in Chris' life in leading where he needed him. In one of these such times He lead Chris to Sydney where he meet his wife and has since been greatly blessed with two beautiful little girls. Chris and family relocated to Brisbane in 2009 and subsequently joined in worshipping in the Everton Park congregation.
Chris was called to serve as a Deacon in July 2011 and currently serves as the Diaconate Secretary.
Chris gives thanks to his gracious and merciful God and prays that He will continue to guide in this life towards His everlasting eternal kingdom.
Deacon (Diaconate Secretary)
God saved Gavin when at university in Japan in 1990. After returning to Australia, Gavin joined Everton Park Church with his wife Tomoko in 2003, and has been serving as a deacon since 2009. Gavin and Tomoko were blessed with their son in 2005.
In addition to his office as deacon at Everton Park, Gavin is keenly interested in serving God in his capacity as a businessman, and is particularly fascinated by the Trinity as well as God's covenant.
Gavin assists with our nursing home hymn singing ministry and also as a Sunday School teacher. He enjoys playing various sports with friends and family, airplanes, and discovering new places in God's creation. Gavin makes shoes for a living, and apart from his passion in serving Christ, he helps people from the feet up!
Tim is a Deacon in our congregation and currently serves as Treasurer.
Tim was blessed to grow up in a Christian family and was taught the Bible from earliest age. He grew up knowing about God and much of the Bible, but it wasn't until late teens that Tim was saved. Since then Tim has laboured for Christ within the Church serving as a Deacon in the Melbourne congregation of the PRC and now at Everton Park for over ten years.
Tim is married to Ruth and they have three beautiful daughters. Outside of work and Church, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping and gardening, cycling and a good coffee.