Russell Stark – Pastor
I’ve been the pastor of CCPC since 1989 with my wife Therese. I’m one of the most blessed pastors in the world as my four daughters and their families all come to this church.
Previously I was a youth worker in the inner city, but upon becoming a Christian I realised the best thing I could do for young people is to tell them about Jesus. My hope for CCPC over the next few years is to build a thriving Christian community who love God and make him known by connecting, growing, and serving.
My favourite hobbies are spending time with my family, reading, bike riding, and watching Gardening Australia.
And I hate golf.
Ian Holder – Assistant Pastor
Before coming to Cronulla I studied at Sydney Missionary Bible College (SMBC) for 3 years. Prior to that home was the Far North Coast of NSW where I worked in development for the AFL. Have also been a pizza boy, bartender, kids church worker and PE teacher and lived in Lennox Head, Ballina, Lismore and Tamworth during that time.
I’m convicted that working in pastoral ministry is God’s call on my life. That God cares so much for us that he does everything to bring us to Him is amazing. I want to see people come to know Jesus as their Saviour and Lord and to know a loving Father who’s deeply concerned about every aspect of our existence. If we can trust Jesus with our sin and our death into eternity, then surely we can trust Him with our lives now.
You can regularly find me running the esplanade and mountain biking. I’m a big fan of the TV shows 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, and pretty much any live sport – but especially AFL and cricket.
The country boy in me loves heading to where the horizon widens. In 2015 one of my aims is to be ordained after many years of part-time study!