Gospel Centred

We're amazed at the love God has demonstrated for us through the death of Jesus Christ in our place. We were guilty of sin and worthy of punishment from God, but instead he showed us mercy. We want to continually grow in our amazement at God's grace. God's grace is what brings us together. And grace is the truth that we want to always have at the centre of our lives.


Word Based

We find our direction as a church and as individuals in God's word, where the truth of the gospel and its implications for our lives are revealed. This is why solid, biblical preaching and teaching is such a priority at Sovereign Grace Church. We want all our members to be growing in the knowledge of God's word.



We want to be people who are led by God's Spirit. We need the Holy Spirit to understand God's word, to know Him truly, and to obey Him fully. We want to see His gifts among us, building each other up and bringing glory to God.


We see in Scriptures a clear call to be growing in fellowship and rich, God-centred relationships. We're commited to 'doing life' together.



Because of the joy we feel in knowing Jesus and the command of God's word, we can't help but share the good news!! We are passionate about faithfully sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone with anyone who will listen!

Our full statement of faith | Our Seven Shared Values

Leadership Team

Dave Taylor

Lead Pastor

Dave moved to Sydney from the UK in June 2010 to become our Lead Pastor and plant Sovereign Grace Church. Dave is married to Emma, has five children, and is passionate about the good news of Jesus Christ and seeing it spread throughout Sydney, Australia and the World.

Brendan Willis


Brendan is a Pastor at Sovereign Grace, oversees all things mission and biblical studies, and assists Dave in the ongoing preaching roster. Brendan is married to Charlotte and together they live in Waitara.

Patrick Chavez

Pastoral Candidate

Patrick serves as a Pastoral Candidate and oversees our growing community life ministries. Patrick is married to Meg and together they live with their seven children in Wahroonga.

Core Team

Jesse Fenn

Music Ministry

Jesse works full time as an Environmental Soil Consultant and lives in Arcadia with his wife Liz and their three children. Jesse leads our music ministry.

Janelle Pearce

SG Kids

Janelle works full time as an Assistant Principal at Normanhurst West Public School. Janelle is passionate about kids coming to know Jesus.

Ben Wood

SG Youth

Ben works three days a week as a Landscape Gardener and two days as a Ministry Intern. Ben leads our schools and youth ministry and is passionate about youth coming to know Jesus.

Emma Taylor

Titus 2 - Women’s Ministry

Emma is married to Dave, works full time as a Mum and is presently studying Biblical Counselling. Emma is passionate about helping women grow in their love for Jesus.

Oliver Pearce

Finance & Legal

Oliver works full time as a Chartered Accountant and serves on our board of directors. Married to Janelle he is passionate about the gospel and serves us in all things finance and legal.

Meg Chavez

Titus 2 - Women’s Ministry

Meg is married to Patrick and works full time as a mum caring for their seven children. Meg is passionate about women growing in their love for Jesus and assists Emma in leading our women’s ministry..

Riley Spring

Pastors College Student

Riley is presently full time in Louisville, USA attending the Sovereign Grace Pastors College, along with his wife Maddison and their two young children.