Meet Our Staff

Alan Hood

Alan Hood

Senior Pastor

Alan 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.

Derek Yule

Derek Yule

Associate Pastor

Derek 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.

Jenelle Galey

Office Administrator

Jenelle Galey is the Office Administrator at Northwest. Jenelle is at the Kings Park Ministry centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays each week.

Jenelle also works for Northwest Community Childcare.

Jenelle has 4 children, 2 are now young adults. Jenelle’s faith and reliance on her saviour Jesus means her life is always full with new and interesting experiences to look forward to.