About Dean

Dean Rerekura is the lead lastor at The Refuge – Oran Park Baptist Church.

He is married to Denise and they have 3 adult children. Born and bred in Geelong (Victoria), Dean is a seasoned AFL Cats supporter who moved to Sydney to study theology at Sydney Missionary & Bible College (SMBC).

Being led into pastoral ministry, he completed studies at Morling College and has served in various Baptist churches in NSW including East Hills, Belmont, Nowra and Campbelltown.

His mission involvement with people in Myanmar has inspired him and been an integral part of his journey as God has led him and his family to plant The Refuge in Oran Park.

Dean has worked as a civil engineer, taxi driver, pastor, teachers aide, and gardener!

The 5G Network

GLORY – Worship of the Lord
Loving God in everything we do. Doing everything knowing that it is done for the love of God – so that everyone will know that Jesus is more important than everything to us.

GROWTH – Discipling the Nations
Giving people opportunity to experience God’s sustaining, strength and security so they will trust Him more today than they did yesterday and know the heartbeat of grace.

GOING – Sending into the World
Helping people use their head, heart and hands to bless Christians, non-Christians and strangers and to be outrageously generous in everything in order to save some.

GROUPS – Fellowship of the Family
Gathering in different places, with different people, and at different times to listen, learn and do life together to show others a different community and connection

GIFTING – Equipping the Church
Committed to the hard places and uncharted spaces and reaching every home in Oran Park to bring hope to the hopeless.

Our Leadership Team

A short introduction to your team members and why their background should inspire potential clients’ confidence.

Rev Dean Rerekura

Lead Pastor at The Refuge

Barry Ward

Finance Officer

Neil Gabin

Administration Officer

Sebastian Denger

Leadership Team

James Wright

Leadership Team

Ken Woods

Leadership Team

Joy Willis

Leadership Team
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Stuart Lane

Leadership Team
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