OUR STORY

Faith Christian Church was founded in 1953 from a mid-week prayer meeting by a small group of people who were believing for a move of God in their local community. Over the last 60 years we have had incredible Senior Ministers, including Ps Alun & Joan Davies who loved and pastored the church for 30 years.

FaithCC is one church that meets in multiple locations. In a nutshell, we believe in connecting with others and being empowered to live fruitful lives. We are passionate about people encountering the life-changing message of Jesus, we are passionate about making disciples, and we are passionate about helping our community – both locally and internationally. 

Here are FaithCC you will find a passionate and vibrant church community that has a range of exciting programs and events. All of our Sunday services are energetic, engaging and welcoming. 

We have four core values, that we believe are imperative to our life as believes:

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DEVOTED: Our walk with God begins with devotion. We are not called to a set of religious rules but to a relationship with Jesus Christ, that is build out of a strong sense of devotion and surrender. The gospel we preach speaks of a personal encounter with Jesus Christ that is intimate and life changing.

EMPOWERED: Acts 1:8 says “you shall receive power…”There is power to live the Christian life! Out prayer is that every believer in our church understands the authority and power God has given us through what Jesus Christ did on the cross.

CONNECTED: As a group of believers from different parts of the world and different stages in life, we are all connected through the common bond of our faith in Jesus Christ. We are connected in heart, values and passion to God and each other, connected to the purpose of Christ and connected to the vision of the church.

FRUITFUL: The purpose of the discipleship process in people’s lives if Godly fruitfulness. Discipleship is a process where God forms and shapes us for the purpose of being fruitful and productive for Him. We can be fruitful in all areas – relationship, family, business and how we serve the Kingdom of God.

 
 

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively. We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised. 

We are part of the Australian Christian Churches - https://www.acc.org.au/ 

 
 
 
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Our Senior Pastors

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Matt & Franca Heins

Ps Matt & Ps Franca Heins joined the team at Faith Christian Church in 2010 and officially took over the role of Senior Ministers in 2012. They share a passion for God and for the Church and believe in championing people to live out their best life with God. 

Ps Matt has been in senior church leadership for over 25 years. He is known for his heart for the nations and his passion to see souls won for Christ. Ps Matt’s passion, hunger for the supernatural and practical teachings see him speak often, both locally and internationally.

Ps Matt is a part of the ACC Victoria State Executive & ACC National Executive and also sits on the board at Faith Christian Church, ACCI Missions and We Care Community Services. 

Together, Ps Matt and Ps Franca have raised 3 wonderful children and are known as some of the most genuine, loving and Christ-hungry people you will meet.


Campus Pastors

 
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Mark & Bernie Anderson

Dandenong campus pastors

Mark and Bernie Anderson lead our church's creative teams across all locations as well as pastoring our Dandenong campus. Doing a great job managing their busy worlds as well as their busy roles. Our Dandenong campus is in the heart of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. They are fond of good food, good music and sport.

 
 
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Michael & Chiewhar Raj

Casey campus pastors

Michael and Chiew Har Raj are pastors of both our Casey and Monash Campuses. Knowing every great Malaysian restaurant in Melbourne, Michael and Chiew Har are full of life and passion for God and his people. They do a brilliant job of leading these two campuses.

 
 
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Nawaf & Katrina Yassi

Chadstone campus pastors

Katrina Yassi is the pastor of our amazing Chadstone campus. Surrounded by universities, large shopping centres and cafe culture, this campus meets in the inner south of Melbourne in the suburb of Huntingdale. Katrina does an amazing job of leading the campus. In their spare time, Nawaf and Katrina enjoy running and sampling some of Melbourne’s best coffees. 

 
 
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Alex & Sarah Attard

Lynbrook campus pastors

Alex and Sarah pastor our thriving Lynbrook campus. Nestled halfway between the beach and the Monash freeway, our Lynbrook campus is a multicultural hot pot. Alex and Sarah do a great job taking the campus from strength to strength and Ps Alex is also the General Manager of Faith Christian Church. As former Queenslanders, when they are not at church, you can find them exploring all Victoria has to offer!

 
 
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Chris & Jasmine Sutton

Ringwood campus pastors

Chris and Jasmine pastor our newest campus in Ringwood. They love a good book and love a good conversation over coffee even more. After decades of serving God in building so many great campuses, they took the brave leap of faith and went to plant what has become a great campus in the heart of Melbourne's Eastern suburbs.

 
 
 

DEPARTMENT PASTORS

 
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Barry Newton

Kids Pastor

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Dave Edgar

Youth Pastor

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Nathan McMillan

Young Adults Pastor

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Clinton Ooi

University Ministry Pastor

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Ryan Hudson

Next Steps Pastor

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Lincoln Windsor

Pastoral Care Pastor

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Leighton Roberts

Pastoral Care Pastor