Our vision is to grow worshipping communities overflowing with the good news of Jesus so that people from all nations will experience Christ’s transforming love and Lordship.
The mission of South-West Evangelical Church is to make, mature, mobilise and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ.
SWEC is a member church of the Australian Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (fiec.org.au).
Our statement of beliefs can be found here.
Peter Ko, Lead Pastor
Peter is the founding pastor of SWEC and has been in pastoral ministry full-time since 2005. He is also the Chairman of RICE (Renewal and Inter-Church Evangelism), a high school and young adults ministry to reach and equip and refresh the thousands of Asian second and third generation in Sydney. He is a graduate of Moore Theological College and a coach with the Geneva Push church planters network. Peter is married to Karen and they have four children.
Stephen Fei, Pastor
Stephen studied medicine in China. Seeing the pain and sufferings of patients caused by various diseases, in search of the meaning of life, he became a Christian in a house church in the city of Hangzhou. He worked in the University of NSW for four years and then went to study theology in Sydney Missionary & Bible College. Stephen is married to Miriam and they have one son.
Allan Mao, Pastor
When Christine and I moved to Hurstville 10 years ago, our hope was to live and work in this area for a long time. Our heart’s desire is help those new to Sydney to find a spiritual home where you truly belong. I was born in Shanghai, and became a Christian in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while studying IT Management in Omaha Nebraska. After I moved to Sydney, I spent another 5 years studying at Bible College (Sydney Missionary Bible College and the Presbyterian Theological Centre). Having lived in several countries over the past 20 years, I personally understand the joy, longings and struggles of being an immigrant. I look forward to meeting you at 4pm where I’ll be the pastor. The Lord has blessed us with two very energetic boys. While I am not with my family or church, you’ll most likely find me on my bike.
Dominic Cheung, Assistant Pastor
Dom is married to Jodie and serves South West Evangelical Church as an Assistant Pastor, focusing particularly on the Bankstown congregation and wider ministries involved with Magnification. Dom is excited by the gathering of God’s people - praising God and serving one another together on Sundays and throughout the week. In his spare time, Dom enjoys variations of dumplings, good coffee, playing racket sports and watching NBA games.
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