Our Pastors

Contact details for our pastors can be found on this page.

Senior Pastor

Dave Harrison

Pastor Dave Harrison is married to Heather, and they have three beautiful adult daughters. In response to God's call, they moved out to Australia from Liverpool, England in August 2002.

Prior to commencing his role at Waverley Baptist Church, Dave was the Senior Associate Pastor at Kingston City Church, based in Clarinda, Victoria. Dave is involved in leading and preaching at our Sunday services and assists in overseeing Cell Groups, Pastoral Care and is focused on helping people achieve their God-given potential.

On a personal note coming from Liverpool, he is naturally a follower of Liverpool Football Club and a big fan of Melbourne Storm.

Retired Pastor

David O'Brien

David O'Brien grew up in Western Australia and is a graduate of the Baptist College of W.A. (now called Morling College Perth - Vose Campus). 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 involved regular visits to those countries in support of Church leaders.

Rev David O'Brien retired at the end of March 2022; Waverley Baptist Church thanks him and his wife for many years of faithful ministry. He intends to remain at Waverley as a member.