Currently there are about thirty churches and fellowships associated with the Baptist Union of Tasmania. Tasmanian Baptists are linked with the Baptist Union of Australia and the Baptist World Alliance.Find a Church
For Tasmanian Baptists’ beliefs and statements please see documents at right
The team serves Tasmanian Baptist churches by supporting, encouraging, training, providing financial and insurance services, and much more.
Promotion of the unity, spiritual health and effective functioning of the churches.
Clockwise from top left: Chair, Scott Ambrose; Vice Chair, Matt Garvin; Administrator, Rodney Marshall; Renata Carmichael (South);
Owen Muskett (Northwest); Mark Harris (South); Rose Beeston (North); Wendy Marston (North); Louis Fife (Northwest); Mission Director, Stephen Baxter
Church support for Tasmanian Baptists as they seek to be a mission-shaped movement.
Stephen Baxter, Mission Director
Maddy Svoboda, MLT Launceston
Coaching and support can be provided for individuals and churches, statewide.
Michael Henderson Mission and Leadership Development
Jenna Blackwell Mission and Leadership Coach, specialising in young people, and women.
Rodney Marshall, Administrator Advice, direction and assistance when requested by churches
Anna-Maree Richardson, Assistant Administrator Supporting Rodney in administrative tasks
Jenny Baxter, Communications ReCharge ~ weekly news/prayer email, website, social media, annual directory
We exist to engage Tasmania and Tasmanians with the transforming love of God, empowering them to develop their own authentic ways of following Jesus
By depending on God, forgiving others, living a life of repentance and seeking justice.
— 2 Corinthians 12:9; Matthew 23:23
By recognising our history and by being agents of restoration for people and our environment.
— Psalm 78:2-4
Our State identity: by giving thanks for its beauty; our islands, towns and cities; praying for our flourishing.
— Jeremiah 29:7; Matthew 6:10
By building trust and relationships and acknowledging we are better together.
— John 17:23, Philippians 2:1-4
By celebrating God and his abundant gifts, being generous and sharing the good news with others, and investing today in the leaders of tomorrow.
— John 10:10, Acts 17:25, 28; Matthew 5:13-16; James 1:17
To love and live like Jesus.
— Romans 12:2; Philippians 2:3-5
By recognising freedom of conscience and association for each other and our churches, and working to discern, share and disagree well with each other as we seek common understanding.
— John 8:36; Galatians 5:1, 13; 1 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:17
A Covid AND Burnout Journey from Jenny Baxter
We are here because of God’s grace.
It’s through God’s love and grace that we acknowledge the first nations peoples on whose land we meet.
We acknowledge their care for country, land, oceans and waters.
We acknowledge elders past, present and future.
We acknowledge past injustices
And we acknowledge the need through Jesus and with Jesus to work towards conciliation.
Tasmanian Baptists’ acknowledgment of country is written by Paul Dare, a “proud” indigenous Lia Pootah man.
Paul was born in Wynyard and grew up in Myalla. He has been an electronics technician, aerospace engineer, army officer and pastor. He retired in 2019, and currently oversees the Levendale Baptist Community with the backing of Citywide Baptist. Paul is also a member of the Tasmanian Baptist Council.
Read about the momentous Welcome to Country at the 2021 May Assembly