The Hearts and Hands


Baptist World Aid has been the heart and hands of Australian Baptists 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. Here’s how your church can get involved:

Choose a country

and commit to partnering with the community for three years

Inform your church

and provide them with stories and updates we’ll send you on what’s happening in the world.

Pray regularly

and specifically for our brothers and sisters in your partnership country

Support communities

and give generously so families and communities emerge together from poverty

Our Team


Meeting Together


Our team has heaps of experience in pastoral ministry and a passion for God’s heart toward ending poverty. We’d love to meet with you to learn about your church and how we can partner together in God’s work in a way that supports your church vision.

Please send one of our Church Relationship Managers a message and we’ll look forward to setting up a meeting or coffee chat with you, to dream about how we can end poverty together so all people enjoy God’s fullness of life.


Renee Dixon
Renee Dixon

Contact Renee at 0402 907 068 or [email protected]

John Mansfield joined Baptist World Aid in February 2020 after having spent seven years on staff at Riverlife Baptist Church, QLD, as the District Pastor.
John Mansfield

Contact John at 0416 091 235 or [email protected]

Andrew McCulloch
Interim WA

Contact Andy at [email protected]

Steve Woods

Contact Steve at 0411 888 517 or [email protected]

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Paul Manning

Contact Paul at 0458 033 494 or [email protected]

Alana Palau
Alana Palau
Church Engagement Coordinator
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)