The original Baptist church in its current location was built in 1951. That first work unfortunately folded in the early 90's. However, a new Baptist fellowship soon recommenced, first as a home group then moving back into the Baptist church building in around 1998. That recommenced work continued faithfully for 12 years with many ups and downs until it was decided that the fellowship would combine with another small struggling church like itself, the Morwell Gospel Chapel.
In January 2010 the two churches merged with a celebration service and have never looked back since. New growth, new members, new converts and new works all stemmed from that act of uniting with other brothers and sisters in a move to put the Kingdom of God first. It proved to be a miraculous act on many levels and re-invigorated both fellowships. As a merged church we are now a constituted church recognised by the Baptist Union of Victoria and Christian Community Churches of Victoria and Tasmania and continue on our journey of growth, unity and building bridges.
Our set up is a family-oriented church where the love and labor of Kingdom ministry is encouraged to be taken up by all in the fellowship. We try to avoid all unnecessary formalities and structures that might undermine the brotherhood and unity of the "Kingdom message" that Christ preached. Our worship service is contemporary, with worship, weekly communion, Biblical preaching centered on Jesus Christ and we even have quality coffee after the service!
Peter and Jolanda
Pastor and wife. Electrician and administrator/Cafe Manager. Hard workers and lovers of Jesus. Peter and Jolanda have been married for over 30 years. They are proud parents of three girls and three son-in-laws, and even prouder grandparents.
Peter completed his Bachelor of Ministry in 2000 and began his Masters of Ministry but has put this on hold due to other commitments. He has a strong love and respect for the truth and the Word of God. He is a servant-hearted leader by nature and passionate about expanding the Kingdom of light in our local area. He has been preaching the Word of God since he was 18. In 2017 Jolanda ventured on a different career path from administration and opened St Peter's Cafe (inspired by the Apostle Peter) and devotes herself to serving Jesus this way, and her family and the church in many other ways.