Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Mount Cathedral Community Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to build up believer’s in their faith, make true disciples throughout all the nations, and worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.

Leadership Team:

The leadership team recognises the authority of God, and realises that they are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Their desire is to devote themselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Their passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Daniel Kriss, Pastor for Teaching & Preaching

Daniel Kriss is the Pastor for Teaching and Preaching at Mount Cathedral Community Baptist Church in Alexandra, Victoria, as well as the founder of Glorious Gospel Ministries, SWAT Camp, and a number of other local church ministries.

In 1989, after listening to a sermon preached in the Nunawading Scout Hall, Daniel responded in faith to the gospel and was saved. Almost instantaneously, he believed that God had called him to the ministry. Throughout his schooling life, he spent any spare time in the study of the Scriptures, even to the detriment of his homework and school grades. At the age of 15, Daniel preached his first sermon to a group of about 50 people on a Sunday night. The sermon itself left a lot to be desired, but that experience of preaching the Scriptures publicly was the catalyst for his future as an itinerant preacher, and then as a pastor.

Having grown up without a father, Daniel was blessed to be discipled and mentored by many men from the local church. This was where he developed a deep love for God’s people and came to see the importance of the church family.

In 2011, whilst serving as Director of Crystal Creek Christian Camp, Daniel, and his wife Jessica, started attending Mount Cathedral Community Baptist Church. Unbeknownst to them, this little country church had been praying for many years that God would bring a young couple into the district who would serve the church as pastor and wife. After just a few months, it became clear to Daniel and Jessica that this was God’s will for them. In 2012, Daniel was ordained and inducted into the ministry formally, and continues to serve in this capacity today.

Having studied theology and the Scriptures for many years, Daniel is passionate about ensuring that God’s Word has a central place in the church, as well as in the heart of the believer. Every week Daniel produces a wide-range of articles, sermon notes, study guides, and various topical papers which are all included on this site.

Daniel and Jessica own an appliance store in Alexandra, and are passionate about reaching the local community with the gospel. Several years ago, Daniel co-produced a Music CD, and is in the process of authoring his first book.