Leadership Team


Rev. Ken Clendinning

Intentional Interim Minister & Acting Senior Pastor

Ken joined the CBC pastoral team in April 2020. He commenced as the Intentional Interim Minister and Acting Senior Pastor of CBC in July, while continuing to take care of the International Congregation. Ken and Judy have been married for over 46 years and are the proud parents of 4 (married) adult children and 10 grandchildren.

Having been a Baptist Pastor since 1975, for the past few years, Ken has been in roles as a Transition Pastor in churches in Tasmania, Western Australia and NSW. He also recently served as the Interim Executive Director for Global Interaction (Australian Baptists Overseas Missions) where he now continues as the Board Chair. Previously he was on the faculty of Morling Theological College for over 14 years before being appointed for 10 years as the denominational leader for NSW/ACT.

Ken also has a background in education, psychology and sociology. For the past 27 years he has been the chaplain of the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL teams and is a Patron of the NSW Churches Cricket Association.

Judy has her own practice as an Individual and Couples Counsellor, primarily working with people in ministry.


Rev. David Zheng

Pastor in the Mandarin Congregation

David is from Beijing, China. He graduated from the Communication University of China and worked as an engineer for Beijing TV Station. After he moved to Australia, he gained theological training at the Sydney Missionary and Bible College, where he met and married Janice. 

In 1996, David and Janice, and their daughter, Lydia, were sent as a missionary family to Hong Kong while David served as a senior producer and program host of Liangyou gospel radio station of the Far East Broadcasting Company.

David was ordained as a minister of Baptist Association NSW and ACT in 2009. He is now looking after the Mandarin congregation of Central Baptist Church. He is also a voluntary Chairman of the Mandarin ministry of Sydney Chinese Christian Churches Association.

David enjoys reading, studying the Bible, playing “GO” game, and watching tennis and NBA. His motto in life is “Loving the Lord with all his heart, mind, soul and strength and loving people with sincerity, purity, honesty and passion.”


Rev. Daniel Sin

Pastor in the Cantonese Congregation

Rev. Daniel Sin was converted in 1990. Being moved by God’s grace and calling, he offered himself to be a full-time minister in 1993 and admitted to Evangel Seminary to study theology in 2000. He served in Jiduhui Church for three years after his graduation in 2004. Then he immigrated to Sydney in May 2008 and joined Central Baptist Church in October 2008. Rev. Daniel Sin and his wife Fanny have two boys, Andrew and Zion.


Rev. Danelle McLeay

Interim Pastor in the International Congregation

Danelle commenced at CBC in mid-December 2020 and previously served in mission and church pastoral roles in Australia and overseas. She was ordained as a Baptist Pastor in 2005. In addition to theological training, her qualifications are in business, education and cultural studies, with prior experience in corporate, community, education and NGO environments.

Danelle is passionate about seeing churches respond with the love of Christ in the context of the world in which they live, both locally and globally. She recently completed research, towards an MDiv, focusing on community engagement and spiritual formation. Her desire individually and for the church is based on 2 Cor 3:18, to continue to be transformed by the Spirit into the likeness of Christ.


Pastor Anthony Tam

Pastor in the Cantonese Congregation

Pastor Anthony Tam and his wife Amy have been attending the Central Baptist Church for 40 years. He previously served as a lay leader in the Cantonese and then Mandarin congregations for over 30 years before taking up theological studies at the Chinese Theological College of Australia a few years ago. He graduated with a Bachelor of Ministries in 2017.  In January 2019 he joined the Central Baptist Pastoral team as a Pastor and is ministering mainly to the afternoon Cantonese congregation. Anthony likes to meet and chat to people, and enjoys sharing the gospel whenever he can.


Pastor Xinyu (Frank) Liu

Pastor in the Mandarin Congregation

Pastor Xinyu (Frank) Liu converted and baptized in 2012 at Central Baptist Church, he has been attending this church till now. Frank met his wife Ciyun (Cindy) Huang at the same year. They were married in 2015 and have two children Abigail and Nathanael.

Frank was called to equip himself in 2017, so he began studying at Chinese Theological College of Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in 2020.

Frank joined CBC Pastoral Team as associate pastor in Mandarin Congregation In Jan 2021. He likes to talk with others and build close relationship with congregants.


Mrs. Nunthana Saicholkhongsuk (Nun)

Thai Ministry Worker ผู้รับผิดชอบฝ่ายพันธกิจไทย

Nun is from Chiang Rai, Thailand. Her family background is Lahu, an ethnic group. She has graduated in a Bachelor degree of Christian Studies and a Masters of Divinity from McGilvary College of Divinity, Payap University, Thailand.
In 2012, Nun married Thewin (Num) and they have 1 daughter, Arina. Nun previously served as the manager of the Maesauy Lahu Students Hotel and Coordinator of the Education Department of Thailand Lahu Baptist Convention for 4 years.
In 2016, Nun and Num came to Sydney, to study General English, and has completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, a Diploma of Project Management and an Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Project Management.
The family has been attending the International Congregation. From July, 2018 Nun has been the International Pastoral Assistant for the Thai Fellowship of Central Baptist Church. Nun loves to serve God, to meet with other people and share the Gospel with Thai people.
อาจารย์นันท์มาจากจังหวัดเชียงรายประเทศไทย ครอบครัวเป็นชาติพันธุ์ลาหู่ อาจารย์นันท์สำเร็จการศึกษาวุฒิปริญญาตรี สาขาวิชาคริสเตียนศึกษาและปริญญาโท สาขาวิชาศาสนศาสตร์ ณ วิทยาลัยพระคริสต์ธรรมแมคกิลวารี มหาวิทยาลัยพายัพ ประเทศไทย
ในปี ค.ศ. 2012 อาจารย์นันท์สมรสกับคุณเทวิน (หนุ่ม) และมีลูกสาว 1 คนชื่อ เอรีน่า อาจารย์นันท์เคยรับใช้พระเจ้าในตำแหน่งผู้จัดการบ้านพักนักเรียนลาหู่แม่สรวยและเป็นผู้ประสานงานแผนกการศึกษาของคณะคริสตจักรลาหู่แบ๊บติสท์ในประเทศไทย เป็นระยะเวลา 4 ปี
ในปี ค.ศ. 2016 อาจารย์นันท์และคุณหนุ่มได้เดินทางมาที่เมืองซิดนีย์เพื่อศึกษาต่อในหลักสูตรวิชาภาษาอังกฤษทั่วไป และได้สำเร็จประกาศนียบัตรวิชาชีพสาขาวิชาการศึกษาและการดูแลเด็กปฐมวัย และประกาศนียบัตรวิชาชีพสาขาการบริหารและการจัดการ และอนุปริญญาชั้นสูงสาขาวิชาภาวะการเป็นผู้นำและการจัดการ
ทางครอบครัวได้เข้าร่วมนมัสการพระเจ้าในรอบนานาชาติ ตั้งแต่เดือนกรกฎาคม ค.ศ.2018 อาจารย์นันท์เป็นผู้ช่วยศิษยาภิบาลนานาชาติสำหรับกลุ่มสามัคคีธรรมคนไทยของคริสตจักรเซนทรัลแบ๊บติสท์ อาจารย์นันท์รักในการรับใช้ พบปะผู้คนและแบ่งปันพระกิติคุณของพระเยซูคริสต์กับคนไทย