Ministry Team


Meet the ministry team at the Redlands Presbyterian Church. For all general enquiries, please contact Janette or Danielle in the church office (phone: (07) 3206 1058).


  • LINDEN FOOKS (SENIOR PASTOR)

    Linden is married to Emma and they have three children. Linden became the minister at the Redlands Presbyterian in 2009. He enjoys coffee, bad action movies but mainly loves talking about Jesus.


    Linden grew up in Brisbane and has a passion for seeing churches grow and for planting new churches around Brisbane. He studied theology at Moore Theological College in Sydney and worked as a minister in Sydney before coming back to Queensland to minister in the Redlands.


    linden@redlands.org.au

  • Josh Swarts (Assistant Pastor)

    Josh is married to Deb, and they recently became parents to the beautiful Yasmine. Before moving to Redlands Presbyterian, Josh was Pastor at a Christian Reformed Church south of Hobart, Tasmania.


    Being a WA lad, Josh loves AFL and most things to do with the beach including camping there and fishing. He and Deb are also big fans of road tripping with coffees in hand.


    Josh's graduated from Sydney Missionary & Bible College in 2011, and his ministry focus areas include heading up Night Church and preaching across the services. He's passionate about teaching God's word and seeing people saved and matured by it. 


    Josh@redlands.org.au

  • JENNIE BADDELEY (ASSISTANT TO THE MINISTER)

    Jennie is married to Mark and they have two boys. Jennie and Mark grew up in Brisbane, then moved to Sydney and then to Oxford, England. Jennie enjoys music, ticking things off her list/s, little kids, Brisbane in winter, and a good book. She loves watching people grow in Christ and that God’s love for us in Christ makes everything worthwhile. 


    Jennie helps with training, administration to do with childsafe, organising church camps, and is involved in kids church. She also writes the studies for the term study guides. 


    Jen@redlands.org.au

  • Russell Williams

    (Southern Redlands Plant Pastor)

    Russell is married to Jocelyn and they have 4 kids. Russell and Jocelyn are both from Brisbane. They studied at Moore College in Sydney and worked in Sydney before coming back up to the Gold Coast and ministering there. Russell joined our team at the start of 2017 to oversee our new church plant in the Southern part of the Redlands.


    russell@redlands.org.au

  • Janette Dekker (Finance Assistant / Office Administration)

    Janette works in the office most days of the week and looks after the news, bulletins and other administrivia. She's the person to contact about hiring the hall. 


    Janette@redlands.org.au

  • Danielle Carey (Communications Assistant)

    Danielle has been a part of our church family for many years. in 2016, she took on the role of communications. Danielle is in charge of everything communication-y. She looks after bulletins, facebook and the website. But she does lots of other things too. 



    danielle@redlands.org.au