LEAD PASTORS – KIM AND BETHANY ANTHONY
Hi! My name is Kim. I'm so blessed to be married to Bethany and have my sons, Micah, who is so full of life, and Luca, who is equally as full of energy and cuteness. I am most passionate about people being all God has intended them to be and being impacted by the gospel. I am so blessed to do life with what we now call the Life&Legacy Family. We are on an exciting journey!
I was brought up in a Christian family. My father's an ACC pastor. I was born in India but came here when I was six so have grown up in southeast Queensland. I love this place! Church has played a vital part in my life. I have been involved in most aspects of church ministry (from being music director to being the Chairman - setting up chairs) and as is God’s way, it's now time to step up to serve His church as pastor. I have a background as a Mechanical engineer and am bi-vocational.
I really think we ought to enjoy life more. After all, good things are given to us by our Father to enjoy! I love Friday nights with my family, I love good food and a great movie (at the same time), I love the people God has placed around me to plant this church, but most of all, I love the work God has done in my life.
Hi, I’m Bethany. If I had one word to sum up my life I would say family. I grew up in a lovely Christian family of ten children. We spent the bulk of our years at Gateway Baptist Church where I served in a wide range of ministries. In time I met Kim and we created a family of our own with our charming little chatterbox, Micah, and cheeky munchkin, Luca.
My journey with church and ministry has taught me it’s not about what you do, how much you do, how public it is, or how many for, it’s about creating a family by serving one another, being there for each other, and doing your bit where you best fit. For me, that’s kids and music.
I am passionate about creating a church experience which helps children feel comfortable, pumped and inspired to come back, and ultimately meet Jesus while partnering with parents as they support their children in their journey to faith. I also feel closest to God when I’m worshipping, dabbling on the keyboard, or fiddling away on my violin. So being able to help people connect and thrive in worship, meeting God, is definitely another passion for me.
As Kim said, the good things in life are to be enjoyed … I love Spanish hot chocolates from San Churro, pretty lights, and adventures with my three boys. My favourites times - family times!
If you’re looking for family, join us! Church will always be your ultimate family!
Julian and Toa Layt - SERVICE PASTOR, WORSHIP DIRECTOR, CONNECTIONS
Julian and Toa are passionate about young families, worship, and connecting people in authentic community. Julian serves as Service pastor, Toa leads our worship team, and they both play an integral role in building connections within our church family and beyond. Together with their three children, they love travelling overseas, enjoying food from different cultures, and serving the community.
MARISA BENDER - Children’s ministry coordinator
Marisa just loves life and exudes energy! She heads up our kids’ ministry, pouring her passion, wisdom, and skill into our littlies from the babies right through to Grade 9. She is passionate about creating fun and vibrant experiences the kids can’t wait to get to each week. She is always seeking to empower our young ones and harness the opportunities to invest and help them discover faith for themselves. When she’s not running around as a proud soccer mum, Marisa loves family time with her husband and two kids.
ps melvin and jackie anthony - care team
Ps Melvin and Jackie are passionate about creating community, prayer, and teaching the bible. Between them they have decades of experience in pastoral ministry and counselling having been pastors for 30 years. They enjoy travelling, time with family, and their grandchildren.
KATIE ROFETA - CAFE COORDINATOR
Katie heads up our Cafe team drawing on her passion for catering. She loves baking and creating delicious masterpieces for our church family and events. Newly married to Al, they love camping, travelling, and their dog Bailey.