Pastoral Team

alan2014Alan Hood is the senior pastor at Northwest. Alan is married to Vicky and they have four children. Alan has previously served at Grays Point Baptist Church and Junee Baptist Church. Before going into ministry, Alan worked as a professional Mechanical Engineer. Alan also has extensive experience in the music industry as a musician.



derek2014Derek Yule is the associate pastor at Northwest. Derek is married to Ellen. Derek and Ellen have been at Northwest from the very beginning.On Sunday afternoon July 10th 1988 about 40 people gathered at the property of Erich and Sue Glasser in Box Hill for the first worship service. This service was led by Rev Derek Yule .

Twenty five years later we welcome with open arms Reverend Derek Yule to the pastoral team of Northwest.

As well as a long standing commitment to our church family Derek has also been involved with Baptist Community Services as manager of the Community Programmes, Inner City Ministries and Churches Community Housing as the Executive Officer.

Governance Board

The members of the Governance Board represent the membership of the church and are voted in by the congregation at the Annual Vision Meeting held around April to May each year. The Governance Board terms are from July 1st to June 30th each year.

Current Governance Board Members:

Anne Edwards

Lachlan Oliver

Donna Easthorpe

Sam Pallister