Senior Pastor - New Hope Church Brisbane
Matt is married to Carol & has 3 children, Lydia, Joshua & Grace. Matt has previously served as a Youth Pastor at Coffs Baptist Church & Coffs C3 Church & has been Senior Pastor at New Hope Brisbane since 2006. Matt also hosts a weekly radio show called “Historymakers” which now plays on over 730 radio stations around Australia & has released 2 books featuring interviews from Historymakers & has also hosted 2 series of Historymakers TV, now available on DVD. He currently hosts weekends on Vision Radio across Australia. More than anything he is passionate about sharing his faith with Business people, Students, Churches, in the media, & with anyone who'll listen. Especially over a good coffee.
Treasurer - New Hope Care
Peter Watson is one of the "young guns" of Australian business and formerly the Managing Director of Kingdom Property Group. He has grasped the enormous opportunities available to Australian business via the internet and new technologies and has some major successes to his credit. He has worked alongside and advised various companies in Brisbane.
Operations - New Hope Care
Rachael has over 14 year’s leadership experience in some of the biggest names in Face to Face charity fundraising and fashion retail, as well as over 10 years in supervisory roles in various client and customer based workforces. She has built a record of success through effective management and administration employed over a local, state and national level. Rachael is a compassionate and driven individual with a great care for people, and has actively impacted the local community through running support programs and fundraisers in her personal time, attending aid trips and helping local charities support orphanages and provide food and education programs.
Bobbie was invited to share her testimony at Kings Table in April 2019 after she and her family moved up to Brisbane from NSW. Bobbie fell in love with the soup kitchen and New Hope Care and has been volunteering since. Bobbie has a background of addiction, abuse and loves helping others get set free from bondages like she has been. Bobbie has recently joined our team as a Fundraising Coordinator.
Norm worked as a chef for 55 years. He started chef training in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He’s been working as a chef since. Norm lived a pretty rough life. Now, he is cooking and serving delicious meals to those also living rough lives. Norm has been a head chef and Assistant chef for the King’s Table since 2017.