Our Pastoral Team

Benjamin Pratt – Senior Pastor

Ben and Thea November 2016Ben Pratt is the Senior Pastor. He is keen to help discern and lead CHBC into the long term vision that God has for His church.

Having come from a non-Christian home, Ben became a follower of Jesus at the age of 15. Since that time he has been seeking God’s will for his life, and has been serving in churches for over twenty years in a variety of roles and ministries.

Ben completed his B.Min/B.TH qualification through Morling College in 2018, and will be ordained during 2019 as recognition of God’s calling upon his life.

He is a keen advocate for the voiceless in our society, and seeks to address injustice and inequality wherever he finds it, preferring to raise others up rather than to keep the stage to himself.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, gardening, and superhero movies.

Ben is married to Thea and they have 4 children.


Rev. David Um – Associate Pastor

David became a follower of Jesus at age 15 and grew in the Lord through God’s grace in Korea. Since arriving in Australia in 2008, he has led English worship services and evangelised many nonbelievers. Previously he studied in his native language (Korean) and gained a B.A and a M.Div. in theology. He has now completed an M.Div. through Morling College and is an ordained minister of religion within the NSW and ACT Baptist Association.

David has joined us at Chester Hill because of his enthusiasm for multicultural ministry; he is passionate about meeting many people from diverse backgrounds and helping them discern God’s calling for their future.

In his spare time, David enjoys many sports including soccer, tennis, basketball and badminton.

David is married to Esther and they have three children.



The church is also served by a team of Deacons.