It has been announced that Pastor Philip Bentley will begin his ordained ministry at Greenock Parish. The Parish Installation Service for Pastor Philip Bentley is proposed for 2.00pm, Sunday 28th February, 2021, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Greenock.
Originally from Nottingham, England, Dr Philip Bentley spent 20 years as a design and technology teacher. After coming to Australia 20 years ago, he became a licensed lay minister with the Anglican Church of Australia in Far North Queensland. After moving to Mount Isa, he and wife Narelle joined St Paul’s Lutheran Church. He spent three and a half years as an assistant to Pastor Lauri Iso-Aho and was licensed for Word and Sacrament Ministry. Initially attending ALC in 2016, Pastor Philip returned for further pastoral ministry studies and will begin his ordained ministry at Greenock Parish in South Australia.