ELDERS

Andrew Harrison
Andrew originally comes from Adelaide and was converted at the age of 20. He was introduced to the Christian faith by Pentecostals and in that context attended Adelaide Bible College. After a period of sorting through Theological options he began attending a Reformed Baptist church. In 2002 he undertook probationary ministry in Sydney and later that year was formally ordained as the teaching elder of Southern Districts Reformed Baptist church. He is married to Kylie and they have one daughter and two sons.

 

Basil Yakoubi

Basil originates from Beirut and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1970. He was converted as a teenager and became convinced of Reformed teaching in his early twenties. Since his conversion he has been actively involved in various aspects of church service and in 2002 was set apart as an elder of the church. He works as an electrical engineer, is married to Nicky and they have three adult sons.

 

Mwaniki Wa-Gichia
Mwaniki was converted in Kenya by God’s grace after discovering that he could never find peace with God or please Him by reforming himself. He moved to Australia in 1993 where he later came to be convicted of Reformed Theology. In 2010 he was appointed a Church Deacon and became an Elder in February 2017. He and his wife, Nyambura, have one daughter and he works as a Consultant.

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DEACONS

Scott Donnan
Scott was born in Sydney and was raised in a Christian family. Shortly before his 21st birthday he came to know Jesus as Lord, who saved him from the dead profession of faith that he’d had since childhood. He and his family joined SDRBC in 2013 and he was later appointed a deacon in 2017. Scott works for the state government in rail planning. He is married to Alicia and they’ve been blessed with two sons and a daughter.

 

Tony Yakoubi

 

Daniel Yakoubi
Daniel was raised in a Christian family in Sydney and has been attending SDRBC since it was founded. He was converted at the age of 16 and formally joined the church membership a few years later. In 2023, He was accepted into the diaconate and is engaged in some of the digital aspects of the church. He works as cabinet maker and is married to his wife, Emilee.

 

Isaac Yakoubi
Isaac has attended SDRBC with his family since the Church was first constituted. Although he cannot pin-point a date he was converted, he was baptised in 2015, and was brought into the diaconate in 2023. He currently works as a carpenter, and also teaches carpentry in a part time capacity at TAFE.