Rev. Stephen Cooper
Rev. Steve has been the Pastor of Katoomba Baptist Church since July 2020, having served as a Baptist Pastor in four Australian churches over the past thirty-four years. Qualified as a Barrister, Steve also holds a Master of Theology from the NSW Baptist Theological College. Additionally, he teaches the Bible to Bible College students and African Pastors. Steve is passionate about God and people. He longs to see people come to know the living God revealed to us in the Scriptures. Steve wants people to experience God's love and forgiveness that is available only through Jesus' death and resurrection. He loves to lead people into genuine Christian worship, and to teach God's Word. He prays that KBC will continue to be a healthy community of faithful disciples of Christ. Steve's hobbies include reading, chatting with people in cafes, bicycle riding and walking in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Steve is married to Joy, and they have four adult children.
Born and raised in Katoomba, Daniel was saved in November 2013, and began his ministry at Blackheath Baptist Church, serving primarily in teaching and youth leadership. Having taught for two years, he was appointed the Director of Special Religious Education at Katoomba High School from 2016-2018. Daniel joined KBC in 2016, where he has served as one of its primary preachers/teachers. He holds a Diploma of Theology from the NSW Baptist Theological College, where he also served on the Student Representative Council. Competing at the State and National level in Basketball for most of his life, Daniel is a keen athlete who is actively involved in strength and conditioning. He has also been training in Mixed Martial Arts for a number of years. Outside of athletics, Daniel is an avid student of history and philosophy – two of his major focus areas throughout his education.
Grahame was saved at the 1959 Billy Graham Crusade, and recommitted his life to the Lord in 1967. He has been involved in Church Leadership positions since 1978, with both Baptist and Independent fellowships. At previous churches, he has served in children’s ministry, preaching, Bible Study teaching, and as a Deacon. Grahame joined KBC in 2015. Having spent over forty years in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry, he worked in Retail, Wholesale, and spent more than ten years with the Industry Association. The latter employment included Industry Advocacy with State Governments, and promotion of the Aftermarket Industry at both Australian and international levels. Grahame is now retired. He is married to Maree, and they share a home in Bullaburra.
Having been involved in Discipleship Ministry with Tim Hawkins at St. Paul's Castle Hill, Michael moved to the Blue Mountains in 1992, where he worshipped at Springwood Baptist Church under John Buckle. He then served as a Deacon at Lawson Baptist Church, having owner-built a home in Leura in 2003. Michael joined KBC in 2010. Having worked in the Financial Sector for over twenty-five years, he has a keen interest in economics and geo-politics, and therefore a unique perspective on events current and anticipated. Michael is married to Wendy, and they have two adult children.