A few friendly faces

In February 2019, Dave McDonald took on the role of pastor at Salt Community Church. Dave works part time with Salt and part time as National Director of the FIEC.  Dave and his wife, Fiona, are seeking to encourage and equip people at Salt as they follow Jesus. Marty and Ness Dures, and Richard and Judy Baldwin, who were part of the team who launched Salt in 2016, are also available to help you get involved.

  • Dave and Fiona McDonald

    Dave and Fiona are newbies to Bonny Hills and they love it. They have family nearby in Port Macquarie and further south in Sydney. After nearly 30 years in Canberra, they are soaking up the beautiful beaches. More importantly, they are loving meeting new people, and they want more and more people to know the great news of who Jesus is and what he has done. Dave blogs at macarisms.com and also serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition Australia.


  • Richard and Judy Baldwin

    Richard and Judy are retired and living in Dunbogan. Being parents and grandparents many times over, they understand the challenges of retiring on the coast and keeping up with wider family. They love and serve their church family at Salt too. Have a chat to Judy or Richard if you're keen to settle in and contribute to the family at Salt.

  • Marty and Ness Dures

    Marty and Ness have lived with their family in Bonny Hills for many years and they love the community. They were part of the group with the dream to establish Salt Church to reach the community in Bonny's, Lake Cathie, and the Camden Haven. If you want to know what's going on around here, or get connected with others at Salt, they are good people to ask. 

Our Beliefs


Salt is an evangelical church. That simply means that we are grounded and growing in the evangel—gospel or great news—of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible.  It's great news and it tells us how much we are loved by God. The gospel is awesome news  and it changes absolutely everything. And the gospel is for everyone. It's not something that mature Christians move beyond, but rather something they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens through which we can look to understand all aspects of life.


The Apostle Paul defined the word 'gospel' concisely in 1Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote:


Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to (many witnesses) …


We base all we do at Salt on this gospel. If you'd like to look into it more, and discover the amazing truth about Jesus and life with God, then let us know.