Senior Pastor

Gordon Bassett

Gordon is the founding and Senior Pastor of Spires Life Church for 26 years. He commenced this church in October 1992 along with his wife Lara. They have five adult children and sixteen grandchildren.

Lara works for Department of Communities, Monday to Friday, but is also involved in the ministries of the church, in Kids Ministry and in Women’s ministries, as well as a Connect Group leader.

Gordon served on the executive board of Churches of Christ for ten years, acted as President for four years, has a Master of Arts in Leadership, author of several books, the latest is titled “Who Will Lead,” is a certified Behavioural consultant, founder of South Coast Baptist College (Previously Maranatha College), and is a coach with Ministry Advantage, coaching Senior Pastors in best practices.

Together, Gordon and Lara give a warm, friendly, welcoming face to Spires Life Church.




Beyond ourselves – We exist for others.


Administration in the hands of the pastors, staff and leaders. Ministry in the hands of all the people.


Leading people into a personal relationship with Jesus.


Developing leaders and ministers.


Intentionally relevant to our culture.


Vitality – an atmosphere of expectation and joy. We preach and teach for faith, positivity and potential


Investing in the next generation.


Small Groups for pastoral care, connecting with one another and supporting one another.