Who Leads Gospel Church?

Under the leadership of our risen and reigning saviour Jesus, Gospel Church is led by local elders/pastors who seek to show the servant hearted leadership of Jesus as they work to equip the church for gospel ministry. At this point, that group consists of:

John Cook – Lead Elder/Pastor

John grew up in Minlaton, but spent about a decade living interstate in Alice Springs and Brisbane. In Brisbane he studied at the Brisbane School of Theology and worked as a pastor. In addition to being a pastor, he also works as a nurse. He is married to Krystal and they are the parents of four adorable, loud children. With God’s leading they moved back to Yorke Peninsula to start Gospel Church in 2019.

Darren Sanderson – Elder/Pastor

Darren grew up in Adelaide where he was raised in the faith that Jesus is Lord and Saviour. His faith was deepened significantly over his time studying at Flinders University through the ministry of the Evangelical Students group on campus. After being married in 2006, he and his wife Bronwyn moved to Maitland in 2007 to pursue a teaching position at Maitland Lutheran School. They planned to stay and work for a couple of years before returning to Adelaide to have children. Now many years later, they still love living and serving in Maitland, where they now have two rapidly growing children. They are blessed to serve together alongside their brothers and sisters in Christ at Gospel Church Minlaton, using the gifts that God has given them for the building up of his people and the  glory of Jesus.