Our Pastors

Senior Pastor - David O'Brien

Our Senior Pastor, David O'Brien grew up in Western Australia and is a graduate of the Baptist College of W.A. (now called Vose Seminary). He has degrees in Science and Education from the University of W.A., and a Masters in Theology from Melbourne College of Divinity.

He is an ordained and accredited Minister of the Baptist Union of Victoria, and has served as Pastor in Collie and Craigie Baptist Churches in W.A. and was, for 14 years, the State Missions Director of the Baptist Union of Victoria. He has served here at Waverley since late 2005.

His passion is preaching and teaching the Word, and we benefit from inspirational and helpful preaching every week.

In 2019 the Church allowed David to be seconded to Global Interaction as Country Coordinator for Zambia and Zimbabwe, a position which involves regular visits to those countries in support of Church  leaders.

Pastor for Youth and Young Adults - Jimmy Yen

Jimmy grew up in Singapore and migrated to New Zealand in 1994. He met Christ in 1997 and was baptised in 1998. In the same year, he achieved a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Auckland. Then he went on and achieved a Bachelors degree in Applied Theology at Carey Baptist College of New Zealand in 2013.

He had worked in the Information Technology field for 12 years when he was called into full time ministry in 2010. Since then, he has served as a sole Pastor for two Chinese Churches, one in Auckland, New Zealand (2010 – 2012) and one in Melbourne (2013-2015). He has been serving at Waverley since May 2015.

His passion is to see that people of God (especially the young lives) are being discipled, equipped and mobilized for the mission of God – that we all love God and love people.