a new way to live

Our Team

Pastor Mason Taylor

Pastor Mason TaylorMason Taylor is the sole pastor of Freeway Baptist Church. Mason, his wife Sandy and three children Amie, Katie and Lachlan moved to Chelsea from North East Victoria where Mason has a background in the building trade as a bricklayer. In 2006 Mason left the building industry and began full time study in a Bachelor of Ministry at BCV now MST graduating in 2010. In 2012 he began his ordination study at Whitley Collage receiving his ordination in October 2016. Mason was drawn to a saving faith in Jesus at the age of 18 in 1989, since then he has been following Jesus and encountering His grace, warming his heart with affection for God.  

Since coming to Freeway Mason has shared his passion for the Bible through his teaching and continues to point people to the saving grace that comes from a relationship with Jesus.
Our faith in Jesus transforms every area of our lives. It is “A new way to live”.

Leadership Team

We are fortunate to have have some excellent people on the leadership team

Robyn Terrey - Deacon

Robyn Terrey - Deacon

Robyn grew up in Sydney and became a Christian during her nursing training. Following midwifery training here in Melbourne she undertook a two year diploma in Theology at Melbourne Bible Institute (now Melbourne School of Theology) where she responded to the Lord's call and pursued missionary training and a career with Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia, serving both in the Philippines and Australia. Robyn retired from Wycliffe in 2015 but has continued assisting with short term literacy projects, currently in a 3 year project in the Philippines. She moved to Chelsea in 2016 and has been a member of Freeway Baptist Church since then.

John Kruize - Deacon

John grew up in the Church and it has been a constant voice in his life.
Originally from Western Australia he also lived in Tasmania for a time before coming to Freeway in 2016.  John has been involved in Church Leadership over many years as well as serving on the Board of Maranatha Christian School where his children attended. He has 4 Adult Children (3 boys and one girl).
After 23 years in the Manufacturing industry John now runs his own business supporting the Funeral Industry. His hobbies include following the West Coast Eagles, reading, fishing and watching his children play sport.
Steve Helbig - Deacon

Steve Helbig - Deacon

Steve is married to Jeanette. They have  six children between them and 8 grandchildren. He has been attending Freeway since Feb 2016 after moving into the area from Croydon Hills Baptist Church.  Currently serving in the capacity of Music Director he is also technically involved in the church website, IT systems, and the publication of our sermons via Podcasts. 
Steve has been involved in Church leadership in various capacities for a number of years.
His interests include enjoying the outdoors through country drives, walks, the occasional bike ride, household projects, photography, graphics and music. Family and friends are also a priority..
Daniel Hulme - Deacon

Daniel Hulme - Deacon / Church Secretary 

Daniel grew up in South Africa in a Christian family where Christian faith and practices were fostered.
He was baptised at 18 and his personal intimate relationship with Christ deepened through his
early adult life. After a stint in the Military he met and married Audrey and had two children - Connor and Micah. The family worshipped at the Methodist Church. They relocated to Melbourne at the end of 2017 and began attending Freeway.
Daniel works as the Senior Program Manager of Capital Works at the Supreme Court of Victoria
and his hobbies and interests include anything team sport related.  Outside of work and church
he also volunteers at community sport clubs as a Rugby Union coach, a Junior Lifesaving Age
Manager, a Bronze medallion Life guard and a junior AFL Goal Umpire.

Helen Oliver - Deacon

Helen Oliver - Deacon


Ministry Team Leaders

Sandy Taylor - Club Freeway Leader Tim Beeching - Youth Leader

Sandy Taylor
Freeway Kids Leader

Samara Beeching
Freeway Junior Kids Leader

Tim Beeching
Freeway Youth Leader

Emily Bickerton
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