Pastor David Coltheart 

David Coltheart

Born in New Zealand, David attended high school in Australia before moving with his parents to the UK. He studied for a BA in theology at Newbold College, west of London. While still a student, he spent a year in West Africa as a volunteer pastor and teacher in West Africa. He then travelled to the USA where he received an MA in religion and archaeology. David returned to Australia where he was involved in pastoral ministry and public evangelism in NSW, Queensland and the NT. He also spent 2 years in Papua New Guinea where he provided support and professional care for over 500 local pastors.

For about 15 years, David was the editor and CEO of a popular magazine of Biblical archaeology. David has travelled extensively, especially to the Middle East, where he regularly led groups of tourists through Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Turkey. He was also involved in a series of archaeological digs at Tel Mareshah, in Israel.

David moved to Queensland in 2007  and now lives with his husband John on the Sunshine Coast. David enjoys bushwalking, reading, computers and chatting with his many friends. David was appointed as pastor of MCC Brisbane in mid-2015.

In April 2016, David published his 300-page autobiography called Finding Out that details his identity struggle, the crisis that led him to come out as gay, and the happiness, peace and love he found when he reconciled his faith with his sexuality. To read a free copy of the book, go to

Contact Details:

MCC Brisbane
Church Services at 7:00pm every Sunday
52 Merthyr Rd
New Farm

Phone: (07) 3891 1388


Facebook: MCC Brissie

Postal Address: PO Box 317, Fortitude Valley Qld 4006.


This page updated 4 August 2016