Senior Pastor/Chairman of Board
Dr Wayne and Neita Lyons
Wayne and Neita have been married for over 46 years; they have two children Shawn and Belinda. Shawn and Leah have given them four lovely grandchildren; Kaily, Benjamin, twin boys Connor and Elliot. Belinda and Michael have given Wayne and Neita a beautiful granddaughter, Ashanti.
Wayne and Neita’s family are all active in supporting the work of God at High Street Church Queanbeyan, where Wayne has been Senior Pastor of High Street Church for over 25 years. Wayne holds a Doctorate of Ministry, a diploma of counselling, diploma of community welfare and theology.
Wayne is also a Vietnam Veteran having served in Vietnam with the Australian Army from 1970-1971. His Vietnam War journey can be found on YouTube. Another video of his Vietnam War journey is also available. This has led him to also become a Chaplain to Veterans in the Canberra and Queanbeyan community. He is also ACT State Chaplain for the National Service Association. He also does services for the veterans including the Australia War Memorial. Pastor Wayne likes to serve his community with the love of God, as Chaplain, Pastor and Carer.
A revivalist at heart, his church is active in reaching out to needy people with the Good News of Jesus Christ both locally, nationally and internationally. Wayne undertakes and leads regular team mission trips. He particularly likes to minister in developing countries where the need is greatest. He has had the privilege to minister all around the world including; India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Africa and Vietnam. He has also traveled to Israel, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Egypt.
Wayne is passionate about ministering in the prophetic power and presence of the Holy Spirit. He regularly has God’s presence manifest in his meetings and loves to see people encounter the living God. He is a published author and likes to relax by riding his Harley Davidson Springer. Family time and Neita are the greatest joy to him.
Women's Ministry Pastor/Board Director
Pastor Heather Thompson
Heather has been actively involved with the church for many years and presently undertakes a range of administrative duties.
A mother of four and grandmother of six. She is passionate in her service to God and thankful for the grace shown her in Christ.