What we Believe

We believe in ONE God, who is yet 3 distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in God the Father who made us and the world.

We believe in God’s unique Son who died on the cross to make us right with God, and who rose from the dead to defeat death and open the gates of heaven for those who trust Him. We believe He will come again to judge this world for the way the world has rejected God, but will save those who trust in Him.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit who lives in Christians and empowers us to live for Jesus.

We are convinced that God has revealed Himself through the pages of the Bible and He continues to speak to us through His word the Bible. The Bible is the authority where we get our guidance to live because God speaks through it into our lives.

We believe in God’s church that is made up of everyone who has accepted Jesus as their Saviour and friend, has submitted their life to Jesus’ rule, and who seeks to be encouraged and to serve God and His people by meeting together regularly.

Ross Ciano – Lead Pastor

Ross Ciano is an Italian Australian who grew up in West Ryde.

He became a follower of Jesus at 16 years of age after reading the bible for 5 years and reckons it’s the best decision he has ever made. Ross started Marrickville Road Church in 2009 which you can read about here.

Ross is married to Rachel and they have two sons; Luca and Matteo. He loves his mum’s lasagna, real football and real coffee.

Email Ross | 0449 111 780 | Day off: Thursday

 Peter Kerr – Assistant Pastor

Peter grew up on the sunny shores of Wollongong. He comes from a big family and loves them all to bits.

Pete is married to Lisa and they have two beautiful cats (don’t laugh!). He loves to free dive with his mates and pretty much anything to do with the water. Although he grew up in a church, he didn’t know or love Jesus – just surfing and having fun. At the age of 17, God in His mercy saved Peter and now he loves telling other people about Jesus and the amazing grace he so freely lavishes on us.

Email Peter | Day off: Friday

Olivia Mo – Youth Coordinator

Olivia was born and raised in the chilly capital of Canberra, Australia. She moved to Sydney in 2015 and since then has been attending Marrickville Road Church.

Olivia is a primary school teacher by day, and lover of political debates and documentaries at night. Olivia loves that God has truly created each one of us unique and reaches us with grace. Having grown up in the church, and having experienced the blessing of a consistent youth group, she is keen to engage with younger people and create a safe space for honest sharing, challenge and fun.

Luke Nan – Mandarin Pastor

Luke became a disciple of Jesus Christ and accepted him as his Lord and Saviour at 17 years of age. Since then everything has changed completely. In his own words: “I found that heaven has opened.” He was soon baptised and went on to receive various training and teaching. He has led youth fellowships, given talks from the bible and provided guidance for people seeking Jesus.

Luke and his wife are medical doctors specialising in orthopaedics and paediatrics respectively and previously ran a clinic in their hometown. Luke really appreciates that our Lord Jesus called him into the position of full-time ministry because of the opportunities to bring Jesus glory and honour.

Luke serves at our Marrickville Road Church through the preaching and teaching of the Bible at the 11:30am service.

Email Luke  | 0420 757 818 | Day off: Monday

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