Pastor Glenn Matthews

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The Early Years

Pastor Glenn Matthews was born in the local Bankstown hospital in October, 1963, and was raised in the nearby suburb of Georges Hall. Glenn's parents were members of Condell Park Bible Church, and he became part of the life of the church from an early age. The church has remained his spiritual home to this day.

Glenn attended the local primary school before graduating from Condell Park High School in 1979. He was employed as a motor mechanic in a local Holden dealership for the next five years, at which point he was called of the Lord into training for the ministry.

The Call to the Ministry

For the next eleven years Glenn attended Bible College part-time to prepare for the ministry. His part-time employment during this time covered everything from work in a Christian bookshop, to car upholstery and paint sales. It was also during this period, in January 1986, that Glenn and his wife-to-be, Erin, were married. Finally, in 1995, Glenn graduated from Condell Park Bible College with an Advanced Diploma of Theology.

Glenn had been appointed as the Church Assistant Pastor in 1989 and, following his graduation, was ordained as Associate Pastor in 1997. In 2016, the church appointed him to the role of Senior Pastor following the retirement of Pastor Brian Wenham.

Glenn's scope of ministry within the church is broad, not just including preaching the Word, but labouring in the areas of youth and family ministries, and serving as a Bible College faculty member.

Glenn's desire for the church is that faithfulness to God be demonstrated in: exalting the Saviour, preaching the Word, edifying the saints, evangelising the world.

Other Interests

Beyond the pulpit Glenn enjoys his sport, primarily rugby league and cricket. He also relishes time spent enjoying good music, reading and family holidays.

Wife & Family

Glenn's wife, Erin, has taught in the Church Christian School for many years, with an emphasis on music over the past decade. In recent years Erin has take up leadership of the church music ministry, and is also the associate leader of Women's Ministries.

Erin was raised in Coffs Harbour, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, trusting Christ as Saviour in 1980. In order to attend Teachers' College, Erin moved to Sydney three years later where she met Glenn. They were married in 1986 and have two children, Luke and Olivia, a daughter-in-law, Sarah, and an adorable grandson, Jaxen!