Our Pastors

Stephen and Jenny Baxter DEc 2023

Stephen Baxter

Senior Pastor

Stephen and Jenny live in Blackmans Bay and were originally part of Hawthorn West Baptist Church in inner-city Melbourne. They have five children: three in Melbourne, one in Hobart and one in Spain! They are also proud grandparents of six.
Stephen is also the Mission Director for Tasmanian Baptists, and Jenny is the State Director for EmpowHer.

Matt and Kylie Henderson

Matt Henderson

Associate Pastor

Matt Henderson and his lovely wife Kylie joined the HBC team in February 2022. They have three boys and one grandson. Matt oversees many thing at HBC including teh 10am Sunday service.
Kylie works in finance – assisting our Treasurer Ben Wagner, and also working part-time with the team at Citywide Baptist.

Michael and Tiffany

Michael Henderson


Hobart Baptist values the arts, and faith expressed through creativity. The artist-in-residency program encourages this value. The program is a key part of our church and its faith and cultural care for Hobart.
Michael joined Hobart Baptist Church in 2018, moving from Frenchs Forest Baptist (NSW). He is married to Tiffany and they live in Ranelagh with their two children.

Paw Nay

Paw Nay

Senior Pastor, Karen Church

Paw Nay’s journey to Australia began when he escaped from his homeland in Myanmar with his family to live in a Thai refugee camp for many years. He is now a proud citizen of Australia, and has the opportunity to return to Thailand every so often to see extended family members still seeking refuge there.