In Search Of The Missional Pastor #2

In our search for that potentially mythical being: the missional pastor we went looking for someone who combines ministry both within and without the walls of the church or even better, someone with no dividing wall between the two. We came across our second specimen in Western Sydney in a suburb just off the M4 heading out to Penrith and the Blue Mountains beyond. We found him in his garage surrounded by tools and bikes. Big bikes.  Not just any old bikes, Harley Davidson’s. He was wearing leathers and was sporting tattoos. Not your average Baptist pastor. 

Neil Jansons is the pastor of St Clair Baptist Church and also hangs out with outlaw bikies in his role with God Squad, themselves a patched motorcycle club who have unprecedented access to outlaw clubs in a unique ministry to people who rarely if ever would darken the door of a church.

Here’s our interview with Neil: