Our Beliefs


Scripture presents the all-glorious, triune God as the source and end of all things, sovereignly working all things according to His will, including our salvation, to display His immeasurable grace and glory. God’s sovereign grace in salvation humbles us, fills us with gratitude, and compels us to worship Him and share the message of His grace with all people.



We believe that the gospel - the good news of God’s saving activity in Jesus Christ - is the pinnacle of His redemptive acts, the centre of the Bible’s story, and the essential message for our faith, life, and witness. We are committed to preaching the gospel, singing the gospel, praying the gospel, and building our church upon the gospel. Our ultimate hope in all that we do is not our plans and labours, but the perfect life, substitutionary death, victorious resurrection, and glorious ascension of Jesus Christ.



With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, God’s purpose to dwell among His people entered a new era. We believe the Holy Spirit desires to continually fill each believer with increased power for the Christian life and witness, including the giving of His supernatural gifts for the building up of the church and for various works of ministry in the world.


We believe that the unity for which Jesus prayed among His people should find concrete expression among believers and churches. To that end, we’re truly committed to "doing life" together.



Our gospel-centrality entails not only treasuring the gospel personally but sharing it passionately. The risen Christ commissioned His church to make disciples of all nations. We believe that commission falls to us and to all believers, and so we are eager to pursue this mission, relying fully on the Holy Spirit, to see the gospel proclaimed and more churches planted throughout the world, so that God may be glorified among every tribe, language, people, and nation.

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.

Riley Spring

Church Planter

Having graduated from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College, Riley is now interning with us and doing his ordination studies as he prepares to plant Sovereign Grace Church Parramatta. He lives in Thornleigh with his wife Maddie and their two small children.

Core Team

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.

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.

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.

Simon Walker

Church Life

Simon teaches PDHPE and oversees the student leadership and community services program at Barker College, and also serves our Church in a whole range of different ways, all under the banner of Church Life. Simon is married to Michelle and lives in Thornleigh with their three daughters.

Michelle Walker

Church Life

Michelle is married to Simon, is a mum of three girls, and is currently teaching in university and completing her PhD in Education Studies. Michelle is passionate about what it is to know and follow Jesus in daily life and to that end, she serves in a whole variety of different ways in Sovereign Grace.

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..

Andrew Leung

Executive Assistant

Andrew works four days a week running a business in Financial Advice and Funds Management and then serves one day a week as Executive Assistant to Dave Taylor. He lives in Wahroonga with his wife Katrina and their two small children.