Who We Are


Baptist World Aid Australia has been responding prayerfully, thoughtfully and respectfully to the needs of those in poverty since 1959.

Together we form the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12) and that’s why the local church in Australia has been, and continues to be, a crucial partner for Baptist World Aid. Today, we work with 38 local Christian Partners through 73 projects in 18 countries to end poverty so that all people can enjoy the fullness of life God intends.

Local churches like yours share stories of transformation from the field, take up offerings for our global neighbours and consistently bring the plight of the marginalized before God in prayer.

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local Christian partners

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Church Partnerships


Partnering for a Better World


We want to walk alongside your church family as you respond to God’s call to love our global neighbours. We’ll work with you to create a partnership that aligns with your mission strategy and enables your church to grow in their vision, love, and generosity for the vulnerable and marginalized in our world.

When your church partners with Baptist World Aid Australia, you’re supporting best-practice local Christian organisations in countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lebanon, Nepal and Uganda, as they provide resources and skills to support communities emerging from poverty. Ways your church can get involved include:

Christmas and Better World Sundays

Let Baptist World Aid be how our your church gives the gift of hope each Christmas.

Community Development Projects

Pray, raise awareness and give generously towards the ongoing work in a country where Baptist World Aid Partners are working to care for the vulnerable and support sustainable change.

Child Sponsorship

It takes a child to raise a village. Support Children and Youth lead and co-designed initiatives that support them as they learn more effectively at school, learn about leadership, child rights nutrition, hygiene and more in our Child and Youth Clubs.


Isaiah 1:17 calls us to ‘Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.’ Partner with us as we seek to do just that.

Disaster Appeals

Whilst we wish they didn’t, disasters occur. When they do Baptist World Aid will provide aid where we are able, not just while it remains in the headlines, but for the long journey to recovery.

Our Team


Meeting Together


Our team has many years of combined experience in pastoral ministry and a shared passion for God’s heart toward people living in poverty. We’d love to meet with you, learn about your church and discuss how we can partner together in God’s work in ways that align with your church vision.

Please send one of our Church Relationship Managers a message so we can set up a time to meet, have a coffee and a chat. And together, we can work towards a world without poverty where all people enjoy God’s fullness of life.


John Mansfield

Contact John at 0416 091 235 or [email protected]


Contact Steve at 0411 888 517 or [email protected]

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Contact Ed at 0447 770 982 or [email protected]

Paul Manning

Contact Paul at 0458 033 494 or [email protected]

Erica Noonan

Contact Erica at 0402 699 732 or [email protected]


Contact Sienna at [email protected]



Words from the heart


Partnership with Personal Impact


See what our partners—both Local Christian Partners overseas and churches in Australia—have to say about what partnership means to them.

Sophie Nasrallah from MERATH Lebanon

‘With your support we feel that we are not alone... and through you, we feel that God is by our side.'

Howard Bennett, Executive Pastor from Epping Baptist Church

‘I have partnered with BWAA for over 40 years... They provide so many opportunities to grow as a disciple and to witness transformed lives.’

Howard Bennett, Executive Pastor, Epping Baptist Church (NSW)
Christine Velebir, Executive Pastor from Rockingham Baptist Church (WA)

'We love the way that the BWAA approach is sustainable, targeted and intentional on benefiting a community for the long term.’

Christine Velebir, Executive Pastor, Rockingham Baptist Church (WA)