Meet Our Staff

Chris Blackley
Senior Pastor
Pastor Chris Blackley have been serving at Hope Central since November 2014. Chris worked in the construction industry for ten years before following God in the call to Ministry. He trained under Dr. Rev. Gladwyn Turner at Southside Christian Fellowship in Miranda. Chris has a Bachelor in Ministry and Master of Theology.
Astrid Blackley
Pastor, Elder
Steve Alexander
Elder, Chaplain, Pastoral Care
Steve Alexander is a qualified Chaplain and ministers the love of Christ to the sick and elderly in local hospitals and nursing homes. He is a pillar of our Church and is reliable and trustworthy member of Hope Central. He is a graduate of Southern Cross Bible College, husband to Susan and father to Damien.
Susan Alexander
Kids Ministry, Elder
Susan is a qualified Scripture (SRE) teacher and Chaplain at Chester Hill North Public School, and heads up the GOOD NEWS CLUB, a program aimed at K-6 students held after school on Thursdays at Hope Central. She is wonderfully capable at communicating the gospel to children and is a graduate of Southern Cross Bible College and one of the founding members of Hope Central Christian Church.
Ngaire Albert
Community Service, Elder
Ngaire Albert is responsible for outreaching to the residents of Housing Commission in our local area. Ngaire gathers the residents at the Community hall for meals and tea and has helped to break cultural barriers and isolation through friendship. Ngaire is wife to Beau, a grandmother and former New Zealand Army Officer.
Clara Luxton
Worship Leader
Clara Luxton has a great passion for God and music. She plays keyboard and sings and has built as faithful team who worship Jesus with all their hearts. Clara is married to Adam and they have 3 daughters.