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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

Pastor Matt Heins and his wife Franca are the Senior Pastors of Faith Christian Church, a thriving multi-site church in Melbourne. Ps Matt has close to 30 years of ministry experience having been in senior leadership for many years at Influencers Church, before moving to Melbourne in 2010.

Matt is known for his prophetic ministry and his passion for global missions and has served on the board of ACCI for 7 years. He and Franca have continued to build a multi-cultural and multi-generational church that is significantly impacting the global community.

Matt has served on the ACC State Executive for four years and the National Executive for the past two years. In 2020 he was elected State President for ACC Victoria.


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.