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Ps Shane Baxter

Ps Shane Baxter

State President

Church: Enjoy Church
41 Lance Rd
Sunshine North VIC 3020
Tel: (03) 9240 6000
Email (c/o): armando.tocci@accvic.com.au

Shane Baxter is the Senior Pastor of Enjoy Church. Under Shane’s visionary leadership and relational style, Enjoy Church has grown significantly over the past 12 years, meeting in multiple campuses across Melbourne and the state with over 90 nationalities.


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 Matt Heins

Ps Matt Heins

State Exec Member

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. He oversees the church’s five campuses with over 3000 attendees. Under Matt's leadership, Faith has built a reputation in the South Eastern region of Melbourne as a church that cares for the community.


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.


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 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