Pastor Duncan Becsi
How good is God! In my very late teens God’s spotlight shone upon my heart and exposed everything that was shameful and hidden. But far from leaving me there, He sent the Spirit of His Son to take up residence to begin a life-long restoration project. Cleaning out the old, dusty, squalid rooms filled with darkness and pulling back the curtains to let in the light.
Since then, Jesus has led me into a life of full-time ministry. In the first instance as a pastor in the local church, then as a Navy Chaplain, and once more as a pastor at Hughes. It’s fair to say that pastoring, and everything that such a work entails, is what I love.
Preaching God’s Word, seeing lives transformed by God’s Spirit, walking with God’s people, and seeing the Gospel moving out into God’s world – nothing else comes close.
Of course there is a great deal more to me than my work. I’m married to Sharon and am father to seven fantastic children. Like many Australians I enjoy watching the rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules and cricket. I don’t mind the netball either, particularly as my three oldest daughters play.
In the end though, my greatest joy is seeing people walking in step with Jesus. Knowing the difference that Jesus makes and the hope that Jesus brings, why wouldn’t it be?
Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adults
Pastor Peter Graham
What a journey! Since committing to follow Jesus as a teenager and committing to serve him for life, God has given me what can only be described as a rollercoaster of a life! Before accepting the call from Hughes Baptist Church, I served as the Generations Pastor on the Gold Coast, Student Pastor in Brisbane, Assistant Pastor at another church in Canberra, as well as the youth director for a Christian denomination. I am also blessed to be married to my best friend, Liz, with whom we have five incredible children: Ellie, Jed, Reuben, Amayah and Joshua. God has truly been good to us!
What inspires me in ministry is a strong desire to see young people come to Christ and have their lives transformed by the Holy Spirit. As a young pastor, I seek to humbly and faithfully follow Jesus, lead people to Jesus, equip people to become like Jesus, and mobilise people to go and proclaim the gospel!