"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood." (Acts 20:28)
Meet Clayton and Melissa Ryan
Clayton joined us as short-term interim pastor in June 2021 and transitioned to being our permanent part-time pastor in March 2021. Clayton and his wife, Mel, have been involved in Christian ministry since 2012 when they moved to Europe to serve international students studying in the Czech Republic. During the following eight years, Clayton served as assistant pastor at the International Baptist Church in Prague and pastor of the English service at Olomouc Baptist Church. Prior to this missionary activity, they lived in London for eight years.
After returning to Australia in September 2020, they settled in Wollongong where Clayton worked as Communications and Office Manager at Wollongong Baptist Church and held positions of Elder and Men's Ministry Leader.
Originally trained as a Chartered Accountant, Clayton feels much more at home in ministry. Whether discussing theology or watching the Dragons win (which sadly isn't as often as he wishes), Clayton is down-to-earth and up for a cuppa and a chat any time.
Clayton & Mel are excited to be a part of Tahmoor Baptist Church and are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for the months and years ahead.
The men and women forming our Diaconate have been prayerfully elected by church members and serve in various areas of the church.
In a prayer-based team environment, they develop, inform and consult concerning the ministries God has placed on their hearts. The team then makes recommendations to church members for their prayerful endorsement.
Our Pastor and Deacons, with their individual gifts and talents, serve our community with wisdom, diligence and care.
Geoff Cannon Secretary and Treasurer
Dianne Burton Girls' Brigade & WHS Team Children's Ministry & Safe Church Team