Our Staff

Rev. Angelo Gratsounas – Senior Pastor


Ange is married to Linda and has three young adult daughters. Ange comes from a Greek Orthodox background, becoming a Christian in his late teenage years. He worked as a maths teacher before completing his B.Th. at Morling Theological College. Ange served as Associate Pastor at Springwood Baptist Church before commencing as Senior Pastor at Narwee mid-1997.

Brett Hookham – Associate Pastor (Young Adults)


Brett is married to Victoria and they have three children Micah, Matilda and Eve. Brett has been the Young Adults Pastor since 2015 and is an active member of the local community; he loves the church, he loves the Riverwood/Narwee/Peakhurst area and he sees it as a privilege to serve both for the name of Jesus.

Rev. David Williams – Associate Pastor (Pastoral Care/Seniors)


David is the Seniors/Pastoral Care Pastor, and has been at NBC since 2016, having previously been the lead pastor at Toronto Baptist Church for 19 years. David finds it a great privilege to listen and journey alongside people through all the various seasons of life, affirming God’s good, gracious and faithful character. David enjoys spending time with his wife Liz, trying to keep fit (more challenging once he passed 60) and reading crime novels when he has time.

Robyn Garlick – Children’s Pastor


Robyn is married to Ian and they have two adult daughters Amanda and Carly. Robyn runs B.L.A.S.T. on a Friday afternoon, Holiday Club in July, Kidz Camp in April and Kidz Konnex (Years 4-6 Department) on Sunday mornings at Kidz Church. Robyn is passionate about seeing kids grow in their knowledge of Jesus and the Bible and making choices to follow Jesus and keep on following Jesus each day in their lives.

Suzanne Ward – Children’s Worker


Suzanne is married to Stephen and has three children Jackelyn, Matthew and Jacob. She joined the NBC children’s ministry team in March 2010, running our Sunday morning Kidz church programs and Homework Plus on Monday afternoons. She also continues to work as a primary school teacher part time at Bankstown Public school where she has been since 2000.

Lianbo Zhang – Mandarin Pastor


Lianbo is married to Julia and they have two children Gabrielle and Joshua. He started at NBC in 2015 and works three days a week including Sundays.


Matt White – Student Pastor

Matt is married to Elizabeth and has two young daughters. Matt is passionate about seeing young adults in our community come into a relationship with Jesus.

Lisa ByrnesOffice Secretary (Mon – Thur)


Lisa is married to Rob and they have two adult children and one grandchild. Lisa has worked at Narwee Baptist Church since 2001. Lisa is passionate about social justice and leads our Catalyst group. She previously oversaw the Booknook ministry for 16 years.

Beth Zabaks – Office Secretary (Fri)


Beth is married to Tony and they have a daughter. Beth joined us in 2019 as the Friday Office Secretary at Narwee Baptist Church.