Leadership | High Street Church


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Our leadership

Meet our leaders serving in God.

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Senior Pastor/Chairman of Board

Dr Wayne and Neita Lyons

Wayne and Neita have been married for over 46 years; they have two children Shawn and Belinda. Shawn and Leah have given them four lovely grandchildren; Kaily, Benjamin, twin boys Connor and Elliot. Belinda and Michael have given Wayne and Neita a beautiful granddaughter, Ashanti.

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 over 25 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. His Vietnam War journey can be found on YouTube. Another video of his Vietnam War journey is also available. 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 the world including; India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Africa and Vietnam. He has also traveled to Israel, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Egypt.

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 and likes to relax by riding his Harley Davidson Springer. Family time and Neita are the greatest joy to him.

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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 and also leads the men's ministry and the men's prayer ministry. Jacqueline heads up the Sunday School and leads the prayer ministry and women's ministry within the church.

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

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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.

A mother of four and grandmother of six. She is passionate in her service to God and thankful for the grace shown her in Christ.

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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.

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Administrator/Board Director

Tania Schoer

Tania looks after the church administration and leads the High Street Care emergency food distribution on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Music Director/Technical Director

Jessica and Luke Harris

Jessica is an anointed musician and the Director of the music team. She is also a gifted speaker of God's word who preaches on occasion. Luke looks after the technical side of the music team, live stream, website and presentation.