AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES is a movement of Pentecostal Churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the gospel in Australia and the world.
In our churches you’ll find vibrant, contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships. Australian Christian Churches are Bible-loving, evangelical and Pentecostal, and are about connecting people to Jesus Christ.
John and Francine are the Senior Pastors of Centro Church, Ipswich, where they have served for over 25 years. They have 3 children, Aleesha (married to Tom Price), Laryssa (married to James Schleusener), and Melanie, and now 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. John has previously served as the ACC QLD Brisbane West Regional Leader for 15 years and has served on the State Executive for 14 years, now serving as the State President. He believes strongly in equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, and has an extraordinary handle on the Word and character of God.
Steve believes his primary role as Vice-President is to support the State President in his function and represent the State President to the QLD/NT Conference, (i.e. all of its members), and represent the Conference to the State President. Steve has served in this role alongside the current State President for the past 6 years. Steve was born in Queensland in 1961 and has been pastoring here for more than 33 years. Steve is married to Susie (1979) and they have 4 adult children and 3 fantastic grandkids. Steve and Susie are Senior Pastors of Champions Church on Brisbane's beautiful bayside.
Chris Mulhare pastors New Hope Church Toowoomba, a multi-site church with a strong focus on multiplying leaders through simple discipleship. Missions is also a major focus, from bush chaplaincy in Far West Queensland to church planting in the Philippines and Japan. Chris served as the South-West Regional Leader until recently for period of nine years. He is married to Susan and they have three children, Levi (22), Bethany (20) and Reuben (16).
Murray has been Senior Pastor of Nexus Church for the past ten years. His passion lies in the empowering of others, and his desire is to see God’s people lead missional and purposeful lives in the power of the Holy Spirit. His qualifications include an MBA. He is married to Jane and has two adult daughters, Emily and Alice (married to Jordan).
James Macpherson pastors Calvary Christian Church with campuses in Cairns, Townsville Emerald, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and on the Sunshine Coast. James has served on the State Executive for the past 8 years. He is married to Samantha. They have twin sons, Joseph and Benjamin.
Ben Teefy & his wife Danielle, live with their three daughters in Alice Springs as the Lead Pastors of Desert Life Church; a growing community in the Red Centre. They had served for a number of years in Hope Centre Brisbane as Campus Pastors. Ben is a passionate Bible teacher and an avid mission advocate who also serves on the ACC International Mission Board. Their consuming vision is to see local Churches help people connect, grow and serve together to see lives flourish, leaders raised and communities influenced. They get to walk this out with hundreds of people from all over the world in the desert communities of Central Australia.
Craig and Tuppy Tomkinson are the founding & Senior Pastors of New Life Church, which has congregations in Mackay and Sarina. With a big heart for missions and church planting, Craig is championing the cause of Christ both in and beyond the local church, and has a passionate desire to see His power and presence change people’s lives. Craig serves as the Regional Leader of the ACC QLD Whitsunday Region and is the Church Planting Director QLD/NT. Together with his wife, Tuppy, he is blessed with three awesome children, Joel 22, Jaden 20 and Clara 17.