What We Believe
The Authority of the Bible: We acknowledge the Bible to be the only rule of our faith and behaviour. That its teaching is helpfully set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith (2 Timothy 3:15,16).
The Doctrine of the Trinity: We acknowledge there to be only one God, who is in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 16-20).
The Centrality of Christ: We proclaim Him to be the only Lord and Saviour, such that no one can come to God apart from Him (John 14:6).
The Activity of the Holy Spirit: We believe that it is not by our own might, nor by our own power that the church lives and grows, but by the power of God’s Spirit, and that we persistently call upon God to grant us a fuller measure of His Spirit.
Salvation by Grace Alone: We are committed to the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, and by Christ alone (Ephesians 2: 8-9).
The Necessity of Obedience: We regard obedience to Jesus Christ as the fruit of genuine faith. We are not saved by good works, but unto good works (Ephesians 2:10). We believe holiness to be the fruit of regeneration, such that without holiness no one will see God (Hebrews 12: 14).
Wayne Pivac – Session Clerk
I have been a church elder for 22yrs and Session clerk at Hervey Bay Church for 18yrs. I am an Ivor Spencer English trained Butler at the London Butler school and enjoyed looking after much Royalty and serving world leaders from all around the world.
I love serving the family of God and am still employed as an aged care Chaplain(10yrs), love bringing the good news of the Gospel, take 3 aged care church services a week, pray with folk, and encourage and support wherever I can and serving the Lord and His people.
I love boating, wife Jenny and Family, Historic cars, Sing country music and play guitar and am involved with Shed Happens Hervey Bay focussing on Men’s Health and wellbeing, mateship, genuine fellowship, friendship and support.
I was born in Rockhampton, but spent all of my primary school years living at Bajool, a small railway siding about 30kms south of Rocky. My primary school education was spent at a two teacher school. I moved to Brisbane as a young 16 year old lad and commenced my career as a bank officer.
After retiring from the bank I worked for another four years as a program officer with a community transport organisation in Hervey Bay.
My hobbies these days are gardening, going out for coffee, and caravanning.
My church life involves serving on the Committee of Management, Session, Presbytery, as well as being a commissioner to the General Assembly of Qld.
I do some casual preaching when required. I have a love for the Lord and enjoy delving into Scripture in preparation for the Bible Study group which I lead.
I was born in Kilwinning, Scotland in December 1936.
My Christian life began with religious instruction at school and Sunday school and I have believed in God and Jesus as long as I can remember. I don’t know when I really understood what I believed as it took place over a number of years.
I marvel at the Bible and how it reveals God’s plan for redemption from Genesis to Revelation. I like to pray in a quiet place but am uneasy in a group setting.
I worked starting as a ship draughtsman then on to naval architecture and finishing as an IT officer in Dept of Defence in Canberra. I play (or try to) golf. I enjoy bible studies.
Trusting in God
I was born in Bundaberg. Schooled at South Kolan and Bundaberg. Met my first wife in Ingham and moved to Atherton. We had 3 children and separated after 25 years Always thought there was a higher power. I have worked in farming, as a truck driver, and an Electrical linesman.
The Masonic lodge presented me with a bible and upon reading it saw the truth of Jesus and have been growing in my faith ever since. More so since my marriage to Alison and becoming a member of the Presbyterian church over 20 years ago and by the grace of God I will continue to grow in him. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit through Jesus our Saviour.
We moved to Hervey Bay at the end of 2010 and I have been serving as an elder here since 2018. I have since taken on the role of Home missionary here at Hervey Bay, which means that I serve as the main preacher of God’s Word, but also lead one of the Bible Studies. I love the people and enjoy bringing God’s Word to them, to encourage, rebuke, and train my brothers and sisters in glorifying our God, and so we all may be built up to maturity.
My passion for God began at Bundarra, NSW (look it up) when I was about 15 years old. The local minister at the time, demonstrated 2 things. Firstly, In order to have a personal relationship with God you need to spend time with Him. This means quiet devotional times of prayer and bible reading. Secondly, that to be a Christian you need to spend time with God’s people. One of the best lessons I have learnt as a Believer is if you profess Christ as your Saviour, then you need to possess Him in your heart and through your actions.