Meet The Pastor

Hi there my name is Allan and I’m the Pastor at Dungog and Clarence Town Presbyterian Churches. In 2018 I completed 4 years theological study at Christ College in Burwood, (formerly the Presbyterian Theological Centre) and this is my first Church appointment as Minister of a congregation. We are very excited to be here in the beautiful villages of Clarence Town and Dungog. Leanne and I have been married for 23 years and have four kids, 3 at home and a 22 year old daughter at Uni in Sydney.

We have lived in Penrith, Ungarie, Cheshunt (Vic), Griffith and Glenwood over those last 22 years, holding various jobs – the longest stints being myself as a policeman and Leanne as a nurse, and now the best job ever – preaching and pastoring people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

We are a Christian family who are committed to serving as best we can to make the Good News of Jesus known, and thank God for bringing us into this part of his kingdom at the parish of Dungog-Clarence Town. Most recently I was invested as an Honorary Police Chaplain to the Port Stephen’s – Hunter Police District.

 Please check out our website to see what’s happening in our Church, and we’d love for you to drop in to check us out either on a Sunday or one of our Growth Groups – or drop me a line via email or phone – I love a chat!

God Bless,
Allan and Leanne Welch (and the kids)