A Leadership Team is in place for the planting of GBC. We believe that 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 provide us with the qualifications for elders in the local church. At GBC we hold to the plurality of elders under the Headship of our Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:15 – 20).
Pastor Dom Fiocco
Dom is married to Leslie and together they have raised three adult daughters.
He grew up on the Gold Coast with a constant suntan, a soccer ball by his side, and racing his family greyhounds. From a Catholic upbringing, Dom became a Christian at university (UNE, Armidale) after understanding that the gospel is a message of grace, centred on having a relationship with Jesus rather than mere religion or "churchianity"!
Before studying theology at Moore College (Sydney), Dom worked as an accountant in Sydney. He has served in Anglican Churches (Sydney), at Crossroads (Canberra), and since 2003 with Leslie has been involved in church planting across Canberra (SBC, Lakeside, MBC). He recently completed his Masters at SMBC.
Dom’s role as the Church Planter is to teach God’s Word and pray, to vision-cast, and equip God’s people for ministry.
Pastor Adam Chessum
Adam is married to Kay Ling and have a son entering high school. Adam grew up in north east Victoria and heard about Jesus when he occasionally went to church and listened to the Bible being read. He gradually came to understand the grace of God and his deep need to trust in Jesus at the age of nineteen.
Adam is a graduate of ANU with a Visual Arts degree in painting and then, after a Ministry Apprenticeship studied at Moore College (Sydney). He has had many years of ministry experience explaining the good news of Jesus to people from different cultures. Since 2015 Adam has served alongside Dom at Southside Bible Church.
Adam’s role at GBC will be to focus on evangelism and discipleship and equipping the church family. He will have a special focus cross-culturally helping people find Jesus and learn to follow Him.
Bob has been married to Evelyn for 45 years. Together they have been blessed with 5 adult children, 2 daughters-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, and 8 grandchildren – that makes them very busy! They have both previously served the Lord in Sydney with a Congregational Church, in missionary service in Botswana, in NSW country ministry in a Baptist church as well as ministry in a women’s rehab for a period of time.
In Bob’s busy "retirement" he has continued a life-long passion of combining his love of sport with his love of Jesus and been involved in sports chaplaincy for many years. He also finds time for outreach and pastoral care among the horse-racing fraternity here in Canberra. Together with Evelyn they love opening their home for Bible studies and helping people come to find Jesus. They also share a passion for global missions.