Our Vision and Beliefs
You might be wondering, what’s it really like at Lilydale Adventist Church? To put it simply, we’re all about Jesus. He’s in the DNA and foundations of our community and so you won’t ever be faced with shame, guilt, or condemnation when you join us. We don’t care what kind of clothes you wear or who you voted for. Our church is made up of imperfect people with every kind of story imaginable.
Want to know the best part? No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, our church is a place where you’ll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.
We’d love to see you at our church. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch below!
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Our Pastoral Team
Darren is a long term part of Lilydale Church. He first pastored Lilydale Church from 2004-2009 after working in Adelaide, NZ and East Gippsland. After 10 years working for the Adventist Church at State level he was invited to return as a pastor to Lilydale in 2020. Darren loves being part of Lilydale Church and working in ministry with his wife Rosie. They have 5 children: Jayden is currently studying ministry, Rylan works at Edinburgh College and is a Youth Pastoral Worker at Lilydale Church, Lacey and Tiarey are in High School, and Amity in Primary School. Darren believes that the local church is a community uniquely created by God to fulfil God’s plans. He says that while the church is not perfect, and doesn’t claim to be, it always has space for one more person.
Ryan serves as the pastor with a special focus on Youth and Young Adults at Lilydale church and is also the University Chaplain for the Adventist Church in Victoria. He has previous experience as a teacher, school chaplain and church pastor, having commenced working in ministry in 2013. Ryan calls Melbourne home and believes he is called to make a difference for God here. He is happily married to Emma and they have two lively sons – Harry and Max.
Faye loves serving God through creative ministry. She has a passion for youth and developing their skills, church planting and music. She has previous experience as a School Chaplain, Church Planter, Business Owner, Music Teacher, Nurse and more! She has two grown children, Candice and Joshua. Candice enjoys creative writing, music, socialising, and traveling. Joshua is a pastor in NZ, founder of the Haystack podcast, and married to Danelle and expecting their first child. Faye is married to Arman Khan who she describes as her Pakistani Prince.