David Hodgens was born and educated in Melbourne before becoming a primary teacher in the Western District of Victoria,…
David Hodgens – Senior Pastor
David Hodgens was born and educated in Melbourne before becoming a primary teacher in the Western District of Victoria, Gippsland and the Mallee. After a short stint in farming (organic citrus), a theological degree at The Bible College of Victoria (now MST), five years as a missionary in Papua New Guinea, thirteen years as Senior Pastor of Warrnambool & District Baptist Church (2005 -2018), in January 2019, David was appointed as the Senior Pastor of Wodonga and District Baptist Church where he currently serves. He is married to Diana and they have three children.
Matt’s role as Associate Pastor is to oversee the Pastoral Care of the church, helping people, whatever their circumstances,…
Matt Thorp – Associate Pastor
Matt’s role as Associate Pastor is to oversee the Pastoral Care of the church, helping people, whatever their circumstances, to feel loved, supported and cared for and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Matt Thorp grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and moved with his family to Wodonga to take up the position of Associate Pastor in January 2011.
His background is in community services, having a Bachelor of Social Work and working in non-government community service organisations for 10 years. Through this time, he also gained a Diploma of Theology to further equip him for pastoral ministry. Heavily involved in the church in which he grew up (West Pennant Hills Community Church), he worked for 3 years as a part time Associate Pastor before his appointment to his current position.
Matt is married to Merryn and they have four children: Sahara, Macey, Cohen and Eamon.