People often ask me about my vision for the future. Jesus is coming back for a spotless bride, so it is important that we embrace change and the pace the Lord requires.
As I look at the future:
I see a Church that is God centred, led with purpose, and people empowering.
It is a Church growing with new believers and new members. A Church with a reputation that people's lives get transformed here. It is a Church that shares the timeless message of Jesus in our services through contemporary ways, the use of the Arts, and anointed relevant biblical preaching. This Church’s number one priority is to glorify God and bring His wonderful life to a lost world.
This Church is exciting, attractive, confident and full of life. It is incredibly fun to be a part of this family.
It equips and empowers ordinary people to live extraordinary lives.
The Church I see is a deeply committed, loving, caring family. In love with God, in love with life, and caring for each other.
It is a Church that serves its Community and City. It builds multiple bridges of practical help and relationship to the Community around, so that anyone including the lonely, the broken and the disadvantaged who can find new hope, healing, and a place to belong.
It is a Church that reaches out strategically to the far reaches of the World.
This Church I see is Kingdom-minded. It leads by example and encourages and invests into other Churches and Ministries in their efforts to see the Body of Christ grow and develop.
It fosters leadership in other Churches and invests into the Body of Christ through events and training.
Friends, this is the future for St Albans Baptist Church. I’m excited about seeing this unfold, and I invite you to join me in building such a great Church.
John & Sandra Alpe
Welcome to St Albans Baptist Church, a church committed to impacting and changing our community and generation with the reality of Jesus.
As you visit with us on line I trust you will be inspired by what you see of what God is doing through the life and ministry of this great Church.
Sandra and I head up a great team of committed, loving, staff and leaders. We have been here many years now and are all committed to building a life changing, contemporary, relevant Church.
We carry a heart for people to grow and become all that God has planned for them to be. We carry a heart for our local community, and are constantly working to see our community helped, inspired and blessed. We also carry a heart for the wider body of Christ, seeking to work with and help other churches to fulfil their God given purposes.
SABC is a Church made up of all kinds of people committed to doing life together.
Never forget that you matter to God, and to us. We would love to have you come and visit with us sometime soon.
Hey, I'm Caleb. I am married to the lovely Kattt. It's a real privilege to be the Youth Pastor full-time here at SABC since February 2008! Previously I did the role in my spare time as a Volunteer Leader and developed a real heart for the Youth and God's Church. I have been at St Albans with my family since I was 11-years-old. It's so great to be part of a vibrant church that loves young people and has a vision for reaching our city.
Hi, I am Brenda. and I am very happily married to Bruce. We have four great sons who are all married and thus far have produced two grandsons. I absolutely enjoy life and love both serving in Church and the Community in voluntary roles. My passion is to see people find their significance in and through a relationship with Jesus.
I have been a Christian for over 25 years, husband of my best friend, Denise and father of three fantastic children. I am part owner and manager of a business in the engineering industry where I am able to discover how Christian principals work in real life. I also run and coach other athletes. My main passion is to be an active member of a Church that is effective in transforming a community, bringing many people into a relationship with Jesus, saving them from hell. For this reason I love being a part of SABC.
Hi, I'm Leanna. I'm married to Simon and we have a daughter and two sons. I love being part of the Creative Arts and Missions teams at SABC and am enjoying the privilege of serving as part of the leadership team in the house of God along with an amazing family of believers.
This church family is amazing and I have the privilege of serving in the areas of Worship and Creative Arts, with people who are as passionate as I to see 'God-Encounters' happening each time we meet together. I have been involved in this area for the last 10 years and one of the things I love seeing is our Youth stepping up and embracing their part - they bring a new look and sound to God's house!
John and I have three amazing young adults in our family, and I love hanging out with my family and friends.