Our Team


Alby Lam
(Senior Minister)

Alby was born in Wagga Wagga and moved to Sydney when he was in high school. He decided to follow Jesus after asking some hard questions about Christianity, and realising there were good answers! Alby worked for a number of years in human resources before going on to study at Moore Theological College. He became the senior minister at Barney’s in 2017.

Alby is married to Dawn and has three beautiful kids – Chloe, Zach and Eva. He likes to dabble in rock climbing and karate, enjoys a good coffee and loves talking to people about Jesus.


Gordon Cheng
(Assistant Minister)

Gordon has served at St Barnabas as a locum and as an organist and is now focussed on ministering to the 8.30am congregation. He is married to Fiona and they have three daughters, Matilda, Ruby and Lily.

Gordon is also a writer and editor at the Church Missionary Society (CMS).

Dan Chen
(Ministry Worker)

Dan was born in Sydney but travelled and lived in many different countries before returning to Sydney in the early 2000s.

Growing up in a Christian family, Dan went to church and religious schools but was challenged to take his faith seriously by his youth group leaders and became a Christian in high school. Since then, God has been at work in Dan's life and in 2019, Dan changed from working in project management to working in ministry at St Barnabas and being trained at Moore College.

Dan is married to Vicki and they have a son and a daughter – Zane and Zoey.

Tom Guthrie
(Student Minister)

My name is Tom. I grew up in a Christian family but took ownership of my faith in January 2009 after hearing 1 John preached at a church youth camp. I love spending time with good friends, drinking good coffee, and listening to (and/or making) good music. God has given me a heart to make Him known in whatever situation He places me in. I’m super keen to continue my studies of Him and His Word at SMBC over the next few years.

Michael and Rachel Huntington
(Student Ministers)

Mike grew up in Hurstville, Rach grew up in Orange, we met in Wagga, and lived in Albury. Now we’re moving to Sydney to study at Moore Theological College. Mike worked in disability support while Rach worked part-time in an art shop and part-time wrote a novel. In 2017 we both started an MTS apprenticeship at Albury Bible Church. Going to college is part of us learning more and training to be able to equip more people for the work of ministry. Mike likes cricket and being silly. Rach likes all crafts.

Mitch Zinsli
(Student Minister)

Mitch studied part-time for a number of years at Moore Theological College whilst working as an electrical engineer. After 16 years, he has finished up with engineering and has returned to complete his theological degree in the hope that God might use him effectively in full-time gospel work. Mitch is married to Sally and they live in Berowra Heights with their three boys, Nathan, Ben and Daniel. In addition to her busy role as a mum, Sally also works part-time as a primary school teacher.