Jeremy Van Langenberg
Jeremy was born in Sri Lanka arriving in Australia for the start of secondary school. He loves cricket and was converted from Rugby Union to AFL during high school. He loves the ‘underdog’ so is still pretty happy when Sri Lanka win in the cricket.
After some significant faith experiences in late high school and Monash Uni EU, he participated in various leadership roles at church and para church organisations. He met his wife Margaret at the Bible College of Victoria. They spent 11 years in Benin, West Africa where their now adult kids Kathryn and Aden spent their primary years. Jeremy fondly regards this time as a fruitful and special time in their lives. He worked as Care Pastor at Syndal Baptist before coming to Bacchus Marsh.
He is passionate about a God who wants to bring life and purpose to human beings and is always keen to explore new ways of the church reflecting Jesus in an authentic way.
Scott grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Dingley and Mordialloc. After completing high school, he ventured west and began university in Sunbury and through a part time job, met his now wife Susan. They and their 4 wonderful kids moved to Bacchus Marsh in late 2013.
After some challenges with faith during his late teens and early 20’s Susan and Scott pursued a connection back to the Church. Scott was challenged by God to begin serving in his local Church, eventually leading him into Pastoral ministry in the area of Kids & Families at Sydenham Baptist Church.
Both Susan and Scott have felt a calling to serve their local community and through the amazing timing and provisions of God, have been passionately led into Pastoral Ministry here at BMBC in the areas of Family Connection and Community Engagement.
Scott is excited about this journey and is eager to see God’s plan’s unveiled in this town as we show His love and grace to all people in it.
Tim was born and raised in Moonee Ponds. He moved to Bacchus Marsh 30 years ago (not quite a local yet) and has raised his family of six children with his wife, Judy. At present, he and Judy have 4 grandchildren – going on 6.
He attended Moonee Ponds Baptist Church with his parents and came to faith at the age of 8 but later re-ignited his faith after some rebellious teenage years. He has been involved with the music ministry at both Moonee Ponds and this church. He has also been on the leadership for the most part of the last 28 years. He is currently serving as the Church Secretary.
Tim works in a Foundry in Sunshine as a Metallurgist and is a cycling enthusiast – trying to do as many rides as possible. He follows many sports, but in particular, Cycling, AFL, NRL and the Cricket.
Tim attempts to put Jesus at the centre of his world and seeks God’s wisdom, leading and guidance in his daily life.
Margaret Van Langenberg
Margaret has been a Christian since early childhood & grew up in PNG with missionary parents. It gave her an outlook to serve God in whatever capacity. Along with husband Jeremy and 2 children she worked in Benin, West Africa for 11 years. Apart from being wife and mum, she helped translate materials then taught folk how to use them in teaching Sunday School. She also helped in admin and taught a couple of classes in the primary school where her children attended. On return to Australia, she resunmed her nursing career. Though completing a Counselling course, she prefers her role as a Maternal and Child Health Nurse in Melton.
At BMBC she has had various hats, but currently is involved as a worship leader, on Leadership and in some Pastoral care as well as supporting Jeremy.
Sarah is married to Shannon and they have 2 children, Natasha and Samuel.
Having been born in Bacchus Marsh Sarah grew up as part of Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church. She has seen the Church go through many phases. Sarah has grown in her Christian walk and been shaped and moulded to be apart of the Leadership team, the worship team and has the privilege of preparing the service roster.
Sarah works as an Integration Aide at a local Kindergarten.
Sarah enjoys Disney movies, musicals, BBL 20/20 cricket and slowly learning to like AFL!'
Barry was born in Ballarat and was at Dawson street Church of Christ when he was baptised at 16. He attended Youth for Christ in Ballarat.
He moved to Bacchus Marsh in 1972 and ran a retail men’s store in Melton. In 1997 Barry changed direction becoming a mail contractor delivering mail and parcels.
In 2010, after Barry's wife Wendy passed away, he started attending Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church, joining a gospel choir and helping out at the church Op shop where he is now part of the coordinating committee. He has also been part of the leadership team for three years.
Barry is passionate about helping others, following Geelong in the football, loves a good laugh, and helps out at times with his two sons' families and grandkids, who he loves very much.