Scott Childs is our Pastor.  He and his wife Melody have been serving the Lord in our church since its beginning.  They both earned bachelor’s degree from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, in Watertown, Wisconsin, USA in 1980. Scott’s BA was in Bible and Pastoral Ministries and Melody’s BA was in Bible and Education.  Pastor also earned a master’s degree from Northland Baptist Bible College, in Dunbar, Wisconsin, USA in 1996.

Pastor Scott and Melody started the Northside Baptist Church in March of 1994. Pastor Scott preaches Bible messages that are aimed at pointing people to the way to heaven, strengthening Christians, and solving problems. It is their goal to see the church become self-supporting with their own hired pastor.

Prior to coming to Australia in 1993, Pastor Scott and Melody spent seven years as Baptist church-planting missionaries in Papua New Guinea.  Scott has written study material in the Pidgin language.

They have three boys who are now grown.  Their eldest son is a missionary to Papua New Guinea.

Pastor Scott enjoys woodworking, gardening and painting in his spare time. Melody enjoys cooking and sewing when time and energy permit it. Both Scott and Melody are battling Lyme disease.