North Coast Church

Our Leadership Team

We are a team who are passionate about one main thing, making much of Jesus Christ.

Jeff Hunt

Lead Pastor

Hi, I’m Jeff and I’m married to Liana. By God’s grace, it was through my high school years in Perth’s northern suburbs that I became a Christian as I came to understand the significance of Jesus’ death, not just for the world but for me personally.

However, having become a Christian, it was still something of a mystery to me how I should go on in the Christian life. It was at university through the UWA Christian Union that I discovered the joy of God’s word and a love for sharing it with others.

I also met Liana at uni and we were married in 2003. After a short period of me working as an engineer, Liana and I both returned to campus to complete ministry apprenticeships with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES) and theological studies at Trinity Theological College in the hope of preparing for a lifetime of serving the Lord and his people.

Since 2012, I have served at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, overseeing the Unichurch congregation.I have also had the privilege of training others in the character and convictions of gospel ministry through the MTS apprenticeship program.

God has blessed us with four children, Kipling (12), Rigby (9), Persephone (7), and Dorothy (4). As a family we share the joys of baking, Lego, basketball and camping.

Together we are passionate about the need for thriving gospel-hearted churches across Perth and are excited to see what God will do in and through North Coast Church into the future.

Daniel Willis

Magnification Pastor

Dan has been involved in ministry both in full and part time capacities for over 14 years. He is currently working for North Coast Church as the Magnification Pastor and serves on the preaching team. Dan has been involved in leading music, youth ministries and preaching in churches and other gatherings around South Africa and, more recently, Australia. He is responsible for organising our worship teams and service leading at our Sunday gatherings and leading our church in the worship and magnification of Jesus.

Dan’s crew is made up of his wife, Kirsty, and his 2 kids, Sophie and Evan.

Paul Iswariah

Membership Pastor

Paul is responsible for building our membership at North Coast, which means he helps us all express our fellowship in Christ by nurturing a community where newcomers are intentionally welcomed, connected to and integrated into the life of our church serving and caring as members of each other.

Paul is married to Natalie, has three kids, loves fig jam on toast and a good game of cricket if he gets the chance.

Henry Harding

Associate Membership Pastor (Care), Maintenance Coordinator

Henry is married to Helen and they have three married children and six grandchildren. Having come from Ireland as a six year old Henry was brought up in a Christian home here in Perth, but he didn’t become a true follower of Jesus till he was 33 years of age.

He has a background in the printing trade spending 22 years at the Government Printing Office, mainly as a proof reader. After studying at Trinity Theological College later in life, he entered full time ministry in 2002 as the sole Pastor of a country Baptist Church in the south of WA. Since returning to Perth in 2011 he has been in mainly part-time Pastoral Care roles. Henry loves to visit people and listen to their stories as well as share something of his own story of God’s grace in his life.

Martin Gray

Business Manager

Martin recently commenced work as the Business Manager for North Coast Church. He had worked in a number of WA State Government Departments in accounting and management for 39 years. He also has experience in project management and human resources. He undertook security work in the RAAF for 12 years and was the Chair of the WA Overseas Ministry Fellowship Committee for over 5 years.

Martin has been a Christian since October 1977 and has been married to Sandy for 43 years and has two children (Kristen and Caiden) and 3 grandchildren. He likes to travel with Sandy and take in the history of other countries and has a keen interest in many sports mainly soccer, cricket and US baseball.

Rachelle van Zijl

Kid's Pastor and Ministry Coordinator

Rachelle is responsible, alongside her husband, Al, for overseeing and coordinating the children’s ministry. She is passionate about kids getting to know Jesus as their Saviour and friend! She also is the Ministry Coordinator which means she advocates Christ-like serving at North Coast and oversees volunteers. 

Rachelle is married to Al, enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as an early morning run!

Al Van Zijl

Kids Pastor

Al is responsible for making sure that kids are shown the unrivalled worth of Jesus. This is the best job ever, he gets to tell kids about the person he loves most. He also thinks kids are the best because they’re so enthusiastic about discovering and understanding anything new and they won’t hold back speaking their minds. Al is married to Rachelle and still can’t believe she said yes to him. He believes he has the best of both worlds, he shares the job he loves with the woman he loves. In his spare time he loves playing guitar, spending time with mates, drinking a quality coffee, playing tennis, watching basketball, reading, and watching flicks with his wife.

Hennie Niemand

Youth Pastor

Hennie has been involved in Youth ministry for 8 years and finds great joy in seeing Youth turn to Jesus for their comfort and peace. When he’s not snowed under with books, he’ll either be cooking up a storm, kicking a football or inspecting some new tech. While completing his theological training, Hennie will be leading the Youth Team to mature the saints and save the lost in the name of Jesus.

Carol Little

Office Administrator

Carol counts it an honour and a privilege to provide administrative assistance to the ministry teams to help them achieve their goals and in some small way be contributing to the furthering of the gospel. She is Paul’s wife, Gemma and Jordan’s mother and Willie and Sarah’s mother-in-law. 

Ewen Lin

ECU Joondalup Campus Partner

Ewen’s sole job is to turn an entire university campus to Christ by leading students and volunteers together in preaching the gospel publicly. His favourite place in the world is right next to his wife.

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