Redemption Church is an independent, Bible-based evangelical church that meets in the Mount Claremont Community Centre. Our church mission is to grow the kingdom of God by making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ. We have a specific focus on teaching the bible and learning more about what it means to follow Jesus. For more information about our Church ministry and goals, please visit our What we do page and our Getting Involved section.
How We Started
Redemption Church began with 16 Christians in 2005 as an independent church plant in Perth Western Suburbs, in association with The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) At that time we were known as Western Suburbs Community Bible Church (WSCBC). Although o meeting in the Mount Claremont community, many of our members travel from all over Perth to meet each Sunday, some of whom originally came from the eastern states of Australia to join our ministry.
Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
Redemption Church is informally affiliated with a number of other independent evangelical churches across Australia as part of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) – in places such as Cockburn, Kingsley (WA) the Central Coast, the Lakes, Maitland, Orange, Bathurst, Albury, Newcastle, Wagga (NSW), Canberra (ACT) and Brisbane (QLD).
The goal of the FIEC is to promote and encourage one another in the planting of evangelical churches throughout Australia. The FIEC is not a denomination and membership is voluntary. There are a number of benefits of belonging to an association of committed churches who are proclaiming Gods Word and furthering Jesus kingdom within Australia. For more information about the FIEC please visit their website – http://www.fiec.org.au/
The affairs of Redemption Church are conducted by Redemption Church Incorporated, a not-for-profit organisation. The incorporated association is governed by a constitution. Click here to download a copy of the Redemption Church constitution. The management of the incorporated association is undertaken by the Administration Committee, which consists of the Senior Pastor and other members of Redemption Church. This Committee meets regularly, and is responsible for all administrative affairs of the church including financial arrangements.
Matt Greenwood – Senior Pastor
The senior Pastor at Redemption Church is Matt Greenwood. Matt worked as an accountant for a few years before being ordained as an Anglican Minister in Sydney, NSW. After seven years on the east coast, he moved to Western Australia and served two years with the Anglican Church in Perth. In 2005 he joined with others in starting Redemption Church/WSCBC. Matt has a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theology from Moore Theological College in Sydney.