Jim and Venese have been Pastors of Seacoast Church for the past 16 years. They both grew up in the Ballina/Lismore area, met at High School at 16, and have been married now for 40 years. Their three daughters and families are fully involved in church life; two at Seacoast in Ballina, and one at an INC Church on the Gold Coast.
Jim and Venese are passionate about the call of the church to represent Jesus to their community, and to provide a place of vibrant worship, prayer, the uncompromising Word Of God, and a family where you can find belonging and genuine care.
Samuel is passionate about high school students finding their identity and destiny that God has already established for their life. Life has meaning and purpose and Seacoast Youth will help you discover the Truth. Samuel has a great team of young leaders who are committed to connecting with others, encouraging them to reach higher… and having a lot of fun along the way.
Bronwyn has faithfully served in the area of Administration and Finance for over ten years. She is Secretary/Treasurer of the Committee of Management for Seacoast Church. Bronwyn works from the Church office on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.
Bronwyn also has a huge heart for children, and coordinates the Children’s Church programs and volunteers.
In conjunction with the Ballina Minister’s Association, Val is highly respected and valued in her role as Ballina Hospital Chaplain.
Megan leads a committed team of volunteers, who run the hugely successful Mainly Music program. Megan is married, and has three young children. She has tertiary qualifications in Childcare and Social Science. Megan is passionate about providing a supportive and safe environment for young families in church life.
Global Care is the charity arm of Seacoast Church, and International Network of Churches.
Ken and Joyce have raised approx $300,000 over their many years of fundraising for Global Care. These funds have been used locally to assist families with basic needs. Significant assistance has been given in conjunction with Global Care nationally, to families around Australia who have suffered from natural disasters. And some funds have reached poverty stricken families in other nations of the world.
Ben leads an anointed team of gifted musicians and singers.
He brings valuable experience from being part of large worship teams within Australia and overseas.
He has a heart of worship that extends way beyond the Sunday morning experience.
Steve has a huge heart for seeing men fulfil their destiny, and become the men, husbands and fathers that God has called them to be.ls.
We have a strong, dedicated team who oversee the financial and property aspects of the church.
This includes members with gifts and experience in the business, finance and legal spheres.