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Ps Matt Heins

Ps Matt Heins

State President

Church: Faith Christian Church
PO Box 1036
WAVERLEY GARDENS VIC 3170
Tel: (03) 8791 5222
Email: mheins@faithcc.com.au

Matt Heins is the Senior Pastor at Faith Christian Church, a significant church in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne with several campuses and attendees of over 3000 people. Faith has built a reputation in this region of Melbourne as a church that is actively involved in caring for their community and beyond. They are a church who seek the powerful transforming work of the cross in each person’s life.

Matt is a dynamic speaker with a gift for prophecy. His passion for God and people has seen him lead Faith's thriving local and international missionary initiatives and he is often traveling throughout Asia and Europe teaching and equipping local pastors and future leaders.

He is a part of the ACC Victoria State Executive and also sits on the board at Faith Christian Church, ACCI Missions Australia, We Care Community Services, and Youth Alive Victoria.
Matt and his wonderful wife, Franca have been married for 22 years. They have three beautiful children, Alessandra, Samuel and Nathan.


Ps John Spinella

Ps John Spinella

State Vice President

Church: Church: Encompass Church
PO Box 1070
BUNDOORA VIC 3083
Tel: (03) 9467 6777
Email: office@encompass.org.au

John has served in various church leadership roles, at both country and city churches, during his 31 years of full time ministry. John and Lois moved to Encompass Church (formerly known as Northside Christian Church) in 1987 becoming its senior pastor 16 years ago.


Ps Mark Bates

Ps Mark Bates

State Secretary Treasurer

25 Lobelia Drive
Altona North Vic 3025
Tel: (03) 93922555
Email: mark.bates@accvic.com.au


Ps Tracy Shand

Ps Tracy Shand

State Exec Member

Church: Lightpoint Church
PO Box 6205
POINT COOK VIC 3030
Tel: 0425 727 981
Email: tshand@lightpointchurch.com

Tracy co-pastors Lightpoint Church together with Phil and is involved with preaching, teaching and training leaders. She is also a district leader for the Australian Christian Churches in City West South.


Ps Phil Linden

Ps Phil Linden

State Exec Member

Church: Vantage Point Church
As the Senior Pastor of Vantage Point Church in Melbourne, Phil Linden is an experienced local church leader, teacher and strategic planner. He is gifted at translating the Good News of the grace of God into local church plans that minister the completed work of Christ and the inclusion of God.
Tel: (03) 9844 4465
Email: plinden@vantagepoint.church


Ps Graham Shand

Ps Graham Shand

State Exec Member

Church: Church: Casey Life
PO BOX 277
HAMPTON PARK VIC 3976
Tel: (03) 9799 9911
Email: gshand@caseylife.com

Graham is married to Julie, and has been blessed with three children: Hannah, Jared and Caleb. He has a passion to support the raising up and development of pastors and leaders, and to see people embrace their God given destiny.


Pastor Kerrin Wallis

Pastor Kerrin Wallis

State Executive Member

Church: Connect Church in Bendigo
Email: kerrin@connectchurch.com.au

Pastor Kerrin Wallis has been serving God in local church for over 20 years. Kerrin has been a Youth Pastor, Bible College Principal, Campus Pastor and for the last five years the Senior Pastor of Connect Church in Bendigo. Together with his wife, Tegan, they have seen God do a fresh work in Bendigo and in the five years there has been great growth and momentum. Since taking leadership of the church they have cleared the debit on the property, out grown the old facility and in October 2020 will open a newly renovated and extended multimillion dollar facility. They have developed a strong team and are regularly seeing souls saved and discipled. Kerrin and Tegan are committed to teaching the word of God and raising leaders, inspiring them to step out in faith and believe God for bold and audacious promises.

Kerrin has served our ACC as; regional Youth Alive Director in several regions in QLD, been on Queensland and Victorian district teams and is currently the Regional leader for Western Victoria. Leading in the Western part of Victoria is part of Kerrin’s passion to raise leaders and plant churches in the country and regional Australia. Kerrin has always been passionate about remote Australia and being placed in the heart of country Victoria aligns with this dream. His heart and passion is that we see powerful and influential churches rise up in regional and country areas, and that we would raise leaders that will lead not only churches but our nation into the future.”


Ps Ian Kruithoff

Ps Ian Kruithoff

State Church Growth Director

25 Lobelia Drive
Altona North Vic 3025
Tel: 0412 778 220
Email: ian.kruithoff@gmail.com

Ian is the full‐time Church Growth Director, coordinating Church Planting & Church Health in Victoria. He has been a pastor in the ACC for almost forty years, including 25 years as a senior minister. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in starting, growing, and bringing health to churches.


Ps Armando Tocci

Ps Armando Tocci

State Office Manager

25 Lobelia Drive
Altona North Vic 3025
Tel: (03) 93922555
Email: armando.tocci@accvic.com.au

In addition to being the ACC State Office Manager, Armando Tocci is also the Sunbury Extension Service Pastor at Enjoy Church. Armando has been part of the Enjoy journey since 2011 and has held various leadership positions including being the former Assistant Location Pastor in Epping.


Amy Fox

Amy Fox

State Administrator

25 Lobelia Drive
Altona North Vic 3025
Tel: (03) 93922555
Email: amy.fox@accvic.com.au