Who We Are

AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES is a movement of Pentecostal Churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the gospel in Australia and the world.

In our churches you’ll find vibrant, contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships. Australian Christian Churches are Bible-loving, evangelical and Pentecostal, and are about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Our Leadership

John McMartin
John McMartin
State President

John has been the Senior Pastor of Inspire Church since 1982 taking the church from small beginnings to what it is today. Inspire is well known for having vibrant praise and worship, dynamic Christ-centred ministry and for being a friendly multi-generational, multicultural and multi-campused church.

John has a great love to see pastors and leaders realise their God given potential; also a passion to empower pastors and leaders for the long haul of ministry.

John after many years of serving on the State Executive became the NSW State President in 2009; where he outworks his passion for pastors and leaders seeing them well equipped for life and ministry. John also serves ACC on the National Executive Team.

He is married to Carol and they have three children and six grandchildren; their children love God and are serving in local churches.


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Matt Tickner
Matt Tickner
Vice President

Matt is a Pastor at Hillsong Church, and along with his wife Tam they oversee the South West Campus on the outskirts of Sydney. Matt has been a part of Hillsong Church since its early days, served in various capacities, and been in full time ministry for over 18 years. He is passionate about life & leadership, and helping people live the adventure God has for them.

Matt & Tam have been married for seventeen years, and have three beautiful children.


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Chris Smith
Chris Smith
State Secretary/Treasurer

Chris is married to Sharlene and they have 3 sons. From August 2015 Chris moved into the full-time role of NSW ACC State Ministry Director, after pastoring a church in Western Sydney for over 23 years and being on the Sydney Norwest Regional Executive for 15 years. His experience and mix of pastoral and administration gifting will help him walk with pastors and churches, equip them, and be an encouragement and support. Chris has served on the NSW State Executive as Secretary/Treasurer for the last 4 years, which he has absolutely loved.


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Paul Bartlett
Paul Bartlett
Executive Member

Paul and his wife Annette are senior leaders of Lighthouse in Wollongong and also the national leader of ACC Community Engagement. Paul and Annette have been married for over 25 years and have 3 children.

As a pastor, author and internationally sought-after speaker, Paul is passionate about empowering people to live lives of significance and helping churches to engage their communities. Specializing in leadership and vision development, team building and organizational change, Paul and Annette are personal development coaches to church and business leaders and to professionals in the broader community.

In addition to being the President of Cedars Christian College, a school of over 600 students, Paul enjoys his role as chaplain to the National Basketball League (NBL) team the Wollongong Hawks.


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Kylie DiMauro
Kylie DiMauro
Executive Member

Kylie Di Mauro and her husband Sam are Hills Campus pastors for Hillsong Church where Kylie also oversees Sisterhood. A passionate believer in the power of local church to change lives, Kylie has been in ministry for over 20 years. She has worked at the ACC State Office for 13 years so has a great understanding of the movement and has a heart to see it continue to move forward.

She served with her husband Sam at Hawkesbury Church under Pastor Ian Woods for 12 years and for five years prior to that, worked at Youth Alive NSW.

Kylie is committed to helping people reach their full potential - physically, mentally and spiritually. Married to Sam; they are parents to four beautiful children aged between 9 and 15 years old.


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Darren Bonnell
Darren Bonnell
Executive Member

Darren is the Senior Pastor of Northwest Church Tamworth. He has been in the ministry for over 22 years and Senior Pastor of Northwest church for the past 9 years. Darren has a passion for people and the local church, especially country churches. Darren's heart is for people lives and local churches to rise and flourish. His love is his wife, the gorgeous Bron and their three children, who are blessed with their mother's good looks and sharp mind. Darren is known for his authenticity and obsession with sports.


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Roz Zaia
Roz Zaia
Executive Member

Roz Zaia has been co-senior pastor of Macquarie life church, alongside her husband Mark in Newcastle for 25 years and they have raised 3 children who are now adults.

Macquarie life church has a strong emphasis on church planting and sending out pastors. The church is also known for its chaplaincy work.

Roz grew up in Sydney, surrendered her life to Christ in her 20s and was called to the Ministry.

Roz, is passionate about the local church especially connecting the church to its community and demonstrating, teaching and raising authentic leaders.

Roz and Mark have a long standing involvement and influence within NSW and the ACC movement.


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