Pastor Stephen Baxter
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 France! They are also proud grandparents of Eli, Zoe and Theo.
Stephen is also the Mission Director for Tasmanian Baptists, and Jenny is the State Director for Australian Baptist Women.
Pastor Joel Ortiz
Multi-Cultural Pastor (part-time)
Joel and Tracy have spent most of their married life in the Philippines, returning to Hobart – Tracy’s home town – in recent years for their two girls to finish their education in Australia. Together they lead Mabuhay Christ Homes, and the International Fellowship.
Pastors Eva & Francis Cole
Church With No Walls
Frank and Eva have gathered an eclectic mix of “God-botherers” who get together on Sunday afternoons for Church With No Walls, and at other times that suit.
Pastor Paw Nay
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.
Pastor Moo Lay Graham
Karen Church and Karen Youth
Moo Lay and Yin Yin came to Hobart via Melbourne. They have four children – three boys and one girl – and are a key part of the Karen community in Hobart.
As a church, Hobart Baptist values the arts, and faith expressed through creativity.
So we created the artist-in-residency program to encourage this
Michael is our first artist, and we hope the program will become a key part of our church and its faith and cultural care for Hobart.
Michael and Tiffany joined Hobart Baptist Church in 2018, making the move from Frenchs Forest Baptist (NSW) in late 2018.