Our Newest Elder: Jonny Lush

Published on Dec 16th, 2011 by City North Baptist Church

At our AGM in November the church affirmed Jonny Lush into the role of elder. We are very excited to see what the Lord might do in and through him as he serves in this role.  We thought it would be great to let you know a little bit more about him and commend him to you.

Jonny was born and raised in Sydney, the second of three boys, in a Christian family.  His parents were actively involved in the local evangelical Anglican church which Jonny attended till after his marriage.  Though he attended church and youth group, it wasn’t until he was 20 that he realized that he wasn’t a Christian and came into a personal relationship with Christ.

After leaving school he completed a two year aeronautics course and then trained as a pilot.  Because work was hard to get as a young pilot at that time, he commenced a carpentry apprenticeship and subsequently qualified in this trade.

In 1996 he met Liz and they were married the following year.  For 5 years they were actively involved together in ministry at their church……youth work, discipling teenagers, and leading music.  In 2003 they moved to Queensland.  Over that time they have grown their family to four children  –  Isabella, Sophia, Isaac and Samuel.

Over the past 6-7 years they have been attending City North where they have served in many different roles.  For Jonny this has meant heading up Chileramps for most of its existence, discipling young men, and helping in the music area.  For Liz it has been helping lead the Tuesday Womens Bible study, Women of Purpose, and teaching/discipling teenage girls and young women.  Together they enjoy a hospitality ministry.

Last year they moved to live on the campus of Crossway College where Jonny holds the position of Property and Construction Manager.  They are busily involved in the life of the college and the interaction they have with the students and staff there.

Jonny has a love for Christ and for the local church.  His gospel witness outside of church is clear and unambiguous.  His passions are discipling young men and helping/leading in music ministry.   Together with Liz we believe they will have a strong and positive influence through this new role.  If you don’t know Jonny and Liz make sure you get to know them and look for ways to support them as they take this next step in their journey as a family.