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Fountain in The City – More than just a church.

Pastor Barend Nieuwstraten

Senior Pastor

Barend Nieuwstraten, born in Holland in 1944. 
Studied Physiotherapy, Psychology and Philosophy at the institutions of the academy in Leiden and university in Amsterdam.
I lived in Israel in the late 1960’s and ultimately settled here in Australia in 1970.
My passion and primary interests have been biblical prophecies, the creation-account and the evolutionary debate, the meaning of the ancient Hebrew sanctuary and its application for us today, and biblical Hebrew.
I have conducted seminars and lectures for the last 30 years in these topics to local communities and universities.
Currently I am senior pastor at the city-congregation of Fountain in the City and the new  church-plant of Fountain Maroubra.


Pastor Tim Shelton

Associate Pastor

Hi I’m Tim, I grew up in the beautiful coastal city of Port Macquarie. And after finishing high school I studied nursing at Avondale College. On finishing nursing I worked for several years as an RN at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (affectionately know as the “SAN”). It was during this time I transitioned into local church ministry and now I’m a local church pastor.
I enjoy being with family and friends, getting outdoors, bush walking, visiting the beach, playing sport, riding both my bicycle and my motorbike. But most of all I really enjoy watching God transform peoples lives. I hope to see you soon.