Leaders & Staff

Rev Nicholas Tuohy (Senior Pastor)

Nicholas has been in local church pastoral leadership for 22 years, and Senior Pastor at Kew Baptist since 2011. Before entering Christian ministry he worked as a professional chef for ten years in 5 Star Hotels. He completed a BTheol (Hons) and Adv Dip Min through Melbourne College of Divinity, and went on to receive a Grad Cert Arts (Theology) from Australian Catholic University. In 2011 he completed a Master of Philosophy thesis exploring the intersection between hospitality and spirituality, and in 2018 completed a Master of Arts (Theology) with Ridley College. His primary gifting and calling is in the areas of preaching and teaching, leadership, creative arts and worship, and evangelism. Nicholas is married to Amanda.

Pallot, Paul

Rev Paul Pallot (Associate Pastor)

Paul grew up in Melbourne and studied Arts/Law at Melbourne University. Following that he worked as a lawyer for three years at Moores Legal in Box Hill, working primarily in Property Law and Family Law. Paul returned to study at Ridley theological training college, completing his Masters of Divinity in 2014. Paul is now commencing discernment for ordination with the Baptist Church in Victoria. Paul has been attending Kew Baptist Church since March 2012 when he moved into the Kew area.

In 2013, Paul served as NightChurch intern at KBC, and in 2014 as a part-time Associate Pastor for youth and young adults. His new role (2015) as an Associate Pastor sees Paul working more with the morning congregation and providing leader mentoring and training with the young adults, as well as preaching, welcoming, and overseeing small groups at Kew. Paul is passionate to see young people come to know Jesus and grow in their faith in him through prayer and study of the bible and loves to see young people take on their faith by serving God in a missional capacity.

Lauren Pickering (Administration & Worship Coordinator)

Lauren first moved to Melbourne in 2008 to study a Bachelor of Music at The University of Melbourne. Since completing her degree, she has been working part-time in administration alongside her own freelance music projects.

Lauren commenced her role as Church Administrator in mid-2012, having already been a part of NightChurch since early 2011. This role was expanded to include oversight of the worship music ministry from 2014.  She is currently completing a Grad Dip of Divinity through the Melbourne School of Theology. Lauren considers it a great privilege for her employment to be a direct ministry to the church and enjoys having the opportunity to further serve and contribute to the KBC community.


Khoi Doan (Vietnamese Senior Pastor)




Kew Student Residence

Mark & Amy Gellie

Mary & Amy Gellie commenced as managers of the Kew Student Residence in July 2017.

They live on-site (along with their children Briah, Sam & Lewie), and are readily available to chat with students, provide pastoral care and general support.

Mark was previously a pastor at Barrabool Baptist Church in Geelong since 2004, was Chaplain of the Geelong Football Club 2009-14, and has extensive experience working with tertiary students and students transitioning from high school to university, particularly through the development of the Red Frogs program in Victoria.


Leadership Team (Diaconate)

Deacons are the elected leaders of the church, accountable to God and also to the wider congregation. They seek to lead and govern the church in line with our core beliefs and covenant. The Deacons provide spiritual oversight and leadership of the congregation in partnership with the pastor and ministry team.

Michael Nguyen (Treasurer)


David Atkinson (Secretary)



James Docking (Chairperson)

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