Following Jesus in the Ordinary
Who We Are
We are a community of people seeking to follow Jesus together.Who We Are 1
We desire to be place where people know Jesus, grow in Jesus and can come to find Jesus.Who We Are 2
We are family where the the diversity of our personality, gifts and circumstances are expressed as we come and go together.Who We Are 3
We are a new church in the inner west of Sydney showing and telling people the good news of Jesus in word and deed.Who We Are 4
We are continuing the legacy of Petersham Presbyterian within the wider Presbyterian denomination, with the particular support and oversight of the Ashfield congregation.Who We Are 5
Danny and Family
Danny Ford is an inner west native and husband of Helena and father of Micah, Isabelle, Barnabas and Reuben and lead pastor of the church. With degrees in theology and marketing Danny has served in a churches in various leadership capacities over the past decade and has been a missionary in the inner-west since 2010.
Danny is an approved church planter of The Geneva Push and been involved in Intensive training with the City To City Network. Danny is a graduate of Moore College and currently completing a Masters degree at Christ College. Danny has a passion for people to know, receive and love Jesus in Sydney and beyond.
Joshua trees are made of thousands of small fibers each contributing it's own unique role. Our vision is a church of diverse people united in following Jesus together. Joshua trees are suitable to survive the rigors of the desert and can live for hundreds of years, with their evergreen leaves and seasonal flowers, they seed new trees and provide refuge for fauna against the harsh arid conditions. Our prayer is for a new church in the inner west of Sydney showing and telling people the good news of Jesus in word and deed.
Joshua is the Hebrew form of Jesus and tree is often used as a reference to a cross. Jesus death on the cross is central to who we are and why we hope.
The group of locals who formed Petersham Presbyterian in 1880 had a vision beyond themselves for Jesus to be proclaimed. Petersham Presbyterian had a faithful witness to the local community until it ceased to exist 30 years ago. We are a group of people who seek to plant a new church that is not only a blessing to be in but a blessing beyond itself, until Jesus returns.