Pastoral Team

Eddie Hypolite

Senior Pastor

Pastor Eddie Hypolite is a Londoner by birth, and the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. Eddie, along with his gorgeous wife, Yvonne, and beautiful daughter, Rhea, began their ministry at Avondale College Church in 2013.

Steven Magaitis

Associate Pastor

Steve has worked in Pastoral Ministry in NSW and VIC since 2006. He loves to see people achieve their goals and discover their unique gifts and purpose in life. His wife Susan, also works in Pastoral Ministry. Together, they have a beautiful girl named Alessandra who keeps them active.

Wayne French

Avondale College Chaplain

Wayne has been the chaplain of Avondale College since 2005 and has a background in youth ministry. Together with his wife, Marie, he leads a group of College students through the Bible lands every odd year. Wayne and Marie have three children and five grandchildren.

Joy Taplin

Pastoral Secretary

Joy has been working with Avondale College Church since mid-2007 and enjoys the interaction with students her roll brings. In 1996 she moved from Adelaide, to Cooranbong with her husband Graeme and family. Joy and Graeme have four boys with only one still living at home.

Wendy Jackson


Wendy is a single Kiwi Australian who identifies her passions as discipleship, and helping people see Christ at the centre of their theology. Avondale College Church has been her church home since her return to Australia in 2010. She holds both medical and theological degrees, and currently lectures in systematic theology in the School of Ministry and Theology at Avondale College.

Kayle De Waal


Kayle finds it a great privilege to serve in the local church. He teaches New Testament in the School of Ministry and Theology at Avondale College. He loves sharing God’s Word, empowering others in ministry and ministering to families. Married to Charmaine, they have 2 children, and have ministered in South Africa, South Korea and New Zealand. He is a big soccer fan.

Gary Marsters


Gary and his wife, Danii, have called Avondale College Church home since 2007. He is a graduate of Avondale College with a degree in Religion and Education. He teaches Bible and Studies of Religion at Avondale School. Gary is passionate about Jesus, raising up leaders in the local church and seeing Avondale College Church advance the cause of Christ. He and Danii are the dedicated parents of Caleb and Olivia.