Who We Are
Following Jesus Together
Let us Introduce Ourselves
Get to know Danny and family at TJT
Danny Ford is an inner west native and husband of Helena and father of Micah, Isabelle, Barnabas and Reuben and lead pastor of the church. With degrees in theology and marketing Danny has served in a churches in various leadership capacities and is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
Danny is an approved church planter of The Geneva Push and been involved in Intensive training with the City To City Network. Danny completed a Bachelor of Theology at Moore College and an MA in Theology at Christ College. Danny has a passion for people to know, receive and love Jesus in Sydney and beyond.
Our giving is a response to what we have received in Jesus, God has been abundantly generous in meeting our deepest needs, so whatever we give, we give with joy and thankfulness. The Joshua Tree bank account is as follows:
A/C # 12-2479
A/C Name Petersham Presbyterian Church
The Joshua Tree
Our name and history
Why we're called 'The Joshua Tree'
Joshua trees are made of thousands of small fibers each contributing it’s own unique role. Our vision is a church of diverse people united in following Jesus together. Joshua trees are suitable to survive the rigors of the desert and can live for hundreds of years, with their evergreen leaves and seasonal flowers, they seed new trees and provide refuge for fauna against the harsh arid conditions. Our prayer is for a new church in the inner west of Sydney showing and telling people the good news of Jesus in word and deed.
Joshua is the Hebrew form of Jesus and tree is often used as a reference to a cross. Jesus death on the cross is central to who we are and why we hope.
A snapshot of our history
The group of locals who formed Petersham Presbyterian in 1880 had a vision beyond themselves for Jesus to be proclaimed. Petersham Presbyterian had a faithful witness to the local community until it ceased to exist 30 years ago. We are a group of people who seek to plant a new church that is not only a blessing to be in but a blessing beyond itself, until Jesus returns.