Welcome to the official website of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Greater Sydney Conference Youth Ministry. Based in Epping,  we serve the children, youth and young adults of the most populated city in Australia and its surrounding regions.

We have called our ministry Sydney Adventist Youth. It is made up of the following:

  • Pre-Adventurers (4 and 5 year olds)

  • Adventurers (6 to 9 year olds)

  • Pathfinders (10 to 15 year olds)

  • Youth/High School Ministry (16 to 17 year olds)

  • Young Adults (18 plus)

This website will provide you with resources, ideas and on upcoming events relating to our various ministries.


The team

Pr. simon gigliotti | DIRECTOR

Pastor Simon comes from North Queensland originally. Before entering full time ministry, he worked as a Plumber. He has served as a School Chaplain & Church Pastor in Queensland, and as an Associate Youth Director in Victoria before moving to Sydney. He is married to Brittany and loves to spend his spare time with her, reading, or studying the Bible. He is passionate about discipling young people to follow Jesus and unlocking their potential to serve in God’s Kingdom. 


PR. Phil yates | ASSOCIATE

Pastor Phil Yates was born in Victoria and moved to Queensland at the age of 2.  He is married to Trish and they have two children, Poppy and Banjo as well as one dog named Mabel. He has spent 14 years teaching (secondary) Industrial technology and graphic design in Australia and England.  His passion for sharing Jesus with young people lead him to Avondale where he completed a Grad/Dip Theology and Ministry.  Phil has worked as a Pastor/Chaplain in Canberra and is loving being back in Sydney.


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