Senior Pastor: Rob Norman
Rob is married to Debbie. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Rob became a Christian in November, 1983. Having an un-churched background he came to Christ in a small Baptist Church in the Central Queensland mining town of Blackwater. Soon after conversion it became evident that Rob was called to ministry. Rob and Debbie began leading Bible study groups in their home in the late 1980’s whilst Rob studied at Bible College. During this time they helped many people come to Christ from all walks of life.
After being commissioned by John Wimber in Perth on 26th February 1995 to plant a Vineyard Church, Rob and Debbie returned to Adelaide to plant Southland Vineyard Church. On the 2nd November, 1997 Rob was ordained at a ceremony led by John McElroy, Area Pastoral Coordinator of Association of Vineyard Churches Australia and Costa Mitchell, National Director of Association of Vineyard Churches South Africa.
Associate Pastor: Debbie Norman
Debbie came to Christ along with Rob in November 1983. She began an after school Kids Club in a local primary school in 1989. The group soon grew to an average attendance of around 70 in a school of 350 children. Over the 4 years of the Kids Club Debbie saw hundreds of children come to a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Debbie brings to Southland a passion for the un-churched. She is able to communicate with people at all levels and is a mentor and friend for women in both the local church and on a wider level.
Many of the ministries currently operating at Southland are successful because Debbie was instrumental in pioneering them.
Executive & Children’s Pastor: Leah Basset
Leah is married to Ron, and they have three children.
Leah has grown up at Southland, received Jesus as Lord and Saviour as a child, and is blessed having grown up in a Christ centred home. Leah studied Economics at University and worked in banking. She loved being a stay at home mum after the birth of her first child in 2007. Leah was appointed as Children’s Pastor in 2013.
Leah’s vision is for Children’s Church to be a fun and exciting place where children grow into fully devoted followers of Jesus; learning the Bible and becoming His disciples.
Leah also has an executive role in Southland Church.