Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to be intentional followers of Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to learn, love, share & worship together in Christ.

Avondale College Church is unique Seventh-Day Adventist congregation. We are both a local church and an institutional church all at the same time. During the semester it is a vibrant bustling place with students representing over 15 different countries from around the world. It is a church that celebrates and affirms multi-ethnic and multi-cultural diversity. All year round, Avondale College Church is a great mixture of local community members of all ages and faith journeys, with outreach, faith, and family-nurturing ministries to meet each age group.

We Value

Grace as our salvation
Scripture as our guide
Acceptance as our mandate
Service as our response
Discipleship as our calling

Ministry Leaders

Nimrod Maua | Senior Pastor

Nimrod’s personal vision is “Baptisms that stick!.” His vision is shaped by three simple words; care, invest, multiply. Nimrod loves God and His church. He is a devoted disciple of Jesus and has a passion for people.

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 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 Administration

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 four boys. Joy and Graeme have one grandchild.

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