Important COVID-19 Update

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place in Victoria, Lilydale Seventh Day Adventist Church is closed.
You can visit our media page to see a fresh service weekly on our livestream at 9am on Saturday, or catch up on past services.

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 Croft

Darren Croft

Head Pastor

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 Vidot

Ryan Vidot

Youth Pastor

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 Stothers

Faye Stothers

Senior Pastor

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.

Rylan Croft

Rylan Croft

Youth Pastoral Worker

Rylan has almost completed a Diploma in School Age Education and Care

Tiv Aloysius

Tiv Aloysius

Youth Pastoral Worker

Tiv is studying at Monash Univeristy.

Liam Rudge

Liam Rudge

Youth Pastoral Worker

Liam is studying to be a Surveyor.

Grace Manning

Grace Manning

Youth Pastoral Worker

Grace is studying Occupational Therapy.