Senior Pastor/Chairman of Board

Dr Wayne and Neita Lyons

Wayne Neita

Wayne and Neita have been married for over 46 years; they have two children Shawn and Belinda. Shawn and his wife Leah, have given Wayne and Neita four lovely grandchildren, Kaily, Benjamin, twin boys Connor and Elliot. Belinda and her husband Michael Aikon Mensah, have given Wayne and Neita a beautiful granddaughter, Ashanti Nana-Afia Aikon Mensah.

Wayne and Neita’s family are all active in supporting the work of God at High Street Church Queanbeyan, where Wayne has been Senior Pastor of High Street Church for 26 years. Wayne holds a Doctorate of Ministry, a diploma of counselling, diploma of community welfare and theology.

Wayne is also a Vietnam Veteran having served in Vietnam with the Australian Army from 1970-1971. This has led him to also become a Chaplain to Veterans in the Canberra and Queanbeyan community. He is also ACT State Chaplain for the National Service Association. He also does services for the veterans including the Australia War Memorial. Pastor Wayne likes to serve his community with the love of God, as Chaplain, Pastor and Carer

A revivalist at heart, his church is active in reaching out to needy people with the Good News of Jesus Christ both locally, nationally and internationally. Wayne undertakes and leads regular team mission trips, he particularly likes to minister in developing countries where the need is greatest. He has had the privilege to minister all around India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Africa and Vietnam. He has also travelled to Israel, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Egypt to mention a few.

Wayne is passionate about ministering in the prophetic power and presence of the Holy Spirit. He regularly has God’s presence manifest in his meetings and loves to see people encounter the living God. He is a published author. Wayne likes to relax by riding his Harley Davidson Springer and has a big heart for motor cyclists. Family time is the greatest joy for him and Neita.

ShawnMichael Belinda

Lead Pastor/Board Director

Pastor Derek and Jacqueline Bedson

Derek and Jacqueline have been married for over 40 years, Derek is one of the church preachers. He also leads men's prayer ministry and men's ministry. His wife Jacqueline heads up the Sunday School and leads the prayer ministry.

They are wonderfully anointed servants of God and a gift to High Street Church.

Derek Jacqueline

Women's Ministry Pastor/Board Director

Pastor Heather Thompson

Heather has been actively involved with the church for many years and presently undertakes a range of administrative duties and leads the women's ministry within the church.

A mother of 4 and grandmother of 6, she is passionate in her service to God and thankful for the grace shown her in Christ.


Assistant Pastor/Board Director

Pastor Peter and Lynelle Oder

Peter is an anointed worship leader, preacher and small group leader. He and Lynelle also have a great heart for those less fortunate in our society.

Peter Lynelle

Administrator/Board Director

Tania Schoer

Tania is married to Peter Schoer. She looks after the church administration and leads the High Street Care emergency food distribution on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Music Director/Technical Director

Jessica and Luke Harris

Jessica is an anointed musician and preacher. Her husband Luke looks after the technical side of the music team, live stream, website and presentation.

Luke Jess

Impact Team Leader

James and Sarah Goodwin

James and Sarah Goodwin are an anointed couple. James is an excellent teacher of the word of God and is on the preaching team. He also leads the Impact Team and a small Wednesday night bible study for young adults. James is a Geophysicist and Sarah, his wife, works in the public service. She is a talented worship leader.

James Sarah