Our Pastors

Rev. Jim Barr

Senior Pastor

Eddie Chapman

Executive Pastor

Jim Barr comes to Box Hill following a pastorate at the Welsh Church and previous appointments including Rosanna and Canberra Baptist Churches. In an earlier pastorate at Collins Street Baptist Church, working with the Rev Tim Costello, Jim established Urban Seed, a community support organisation, and conducted seminars in ethics to managers of some of Australia’s largest institutions.

Often considering himself an ‘accidental pastor’, Eddie has spent over 20 years working with society’s most vulnerable through a range of not-for-profit and church-based agencies in Victoria.

With a passion for inclusion and community development, Eddie coordinates the church’s community programs and explores new ways that we can bring the love of God to the community, including through partnering with other churches and organisations.

Eddie also facilitates the range of Box Hill Baptist’s worship activities, ensuring it is thoughtful, inclusive and reflects the diversity of our community.

More than anything, he enjoys the variety that comes with being the go-to ‘dogsbody’ in such a dynamic community.