Michael & Tammi Nelson

Pastor Michael Nelson

Michael and Tammi moved to Bunbury in early 2012 in order to start South West Baptist.
They love the beauty of the South West and the friendly relaxed lifestyle of Bunbury.
Michael grew up in Wanneroo, WA and moved to the U.S. in 2000 in order to attend Bible College.  Michael and Tammi both graduated from Bible College and were married in 2004.  
Tammi was raised in the U.S. and together they returned to Australia in 2009.  They have three happy and active children, Cayden, Tait, and Rylee.

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Pastor David Carr

Dave grew up in rural WA, and has spent time as an engineer and school teacher before focusing more on pastoral ministry in the last decade. He and Steph and their three children moved to the Bunbury area in late 2021 and are loving the location and all the wonderful options it presents. Dave has a passion for helping others to know God through the Bible and through connecting others in that vision. His primary role at South West is to oversee the Connect Group ministry, which is a natural outworking of this gift. He also loves to worship God through music, as do the whole family.

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Cale & Catherine Begley

Cale Begley

Cale was raised in Bunbury and for 15 years worked locally as a public-school chaplain, teacher and principal working predominantly with students with complex needs. Cale married Catherine in 2006 and they have three children, Maye, Tessa and Jarrad. Catherine works part time as an occupational therapist in order to allow time for ministries relating to youth, children, and women. Cale began working for the church in 2020 and is passionate about supporting believers in the development of their gifts and passions to serve God, serve the community and grow the Church. As the Director of Ministry, Cale supports the church’s ministry teams overseeing community outreach and evangelism.

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Larry & Dawn Nelson

Pastor Larry Nelson

Larry and Dawn moved to Dalyellup in late 2021 from Wanneroo, WA, where Larry served as pastor of Gospel Baptist Church for 34 years. They met in Bible college in southern California and married in 1977, migrating to Western Australia two years later. They are blessed with three happily married children and seven fantastic grandchildren. Larry delights in opportunities to facilitate the spiritual growth of believers with sound biblical discipleship, teaching, preaching and fellowship through in the ministries of the church. Dawn enjoys serving with our ladies and in the children’s ministries. They love the beautiful Dalyellup community.

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