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Welcome to BYM State Conference

On this page you will find all the available resources from BYM State Conference 2021.


Erica initially trained to be a human rights lawyer, with a BA/LLB from The University of Melbourne. But she found herself drawn to express the same desire for justice within the church. This eventually led her to ministry in Sydney. She is a senior assistant minister at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Broadway (Barneys to everyone), where she mostly works to support and raise up leaders. She is also the spokesperson for Common Grace’s Domestic and Family Violence Justice Team. The team works to highlight and address the problem of domestic and family violence within the church and within Australian society, and to provide resources and support to people who have experienced domestic and family violence, and those who love them. 

Steve is the Facilitator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and leads the Baptist Youth Ministry Team. His role is to ensure young people involved in Baptist churches see, hear, and experience the Good News of Jesus, as well as providing care, training, and development opportunities for those overseeing youth and young adult ministries. 

Steve and his family attend Narrabeen Baptist Church on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. 

Prior to entering the Baptist ministry, he practiced law in Sydney and the Northern Territory. For 12 years, he was the host of the Sunday night talk back radio program “Connections”. He is still actively involved in radio. He holds the following qualifications, Bachelor of Theology, Diploma of Law, Diploma of Ministry, Master of Arts, Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology. In 2010, he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his Christian service and service to the media. He is also a recipient of the Centenary medal for such services. He is a former President of the Baptist Union of Australia, former President of the NSW Council of Churches, former President of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, former Chair of the Australian Lausanne Committee, and was a Vice President of the Baptist World Alliance for 2010-2015. He is the author of a number of books including Leading Lawyers’ Case for the Resurrection, The Cross is Not Enough: Living as Witnesses to the Resurrection and Taboo Or To Do? 

Fiona is currently the International Programs Manager at Baptist World Aid Australia. She has a background in community development, advocacy, and tech start-ups in Australia, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Her passion for social justice was inspired by joining a Catalyst Group as a young adult at Parramatta Baptist Church. Fiona also holds a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Oxford.