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Who We Are

COVID-19 Update

Since the Prime Minister’s announcement that places of worship were to close, we have moved to meeting online, via Zoom.  We are still working through what that will look like, but it will certainly involve a weekly Sunday Zoom meeting, where God’s word will be read and taught, with prayers and online fellowship.  We will also have Bible study during the week, and our Senior Pastor will still be available to meet with you via Zoom as well.  We will keep updating you as things change, but to join our Zoom meetings please contact us and we’ll give you the Zoom meeting number.  

Overview

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’s 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 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/

Church Governance

The affairs of Redemption Church are conducted by Redemption Churches of WA Inc, a not-for-profit incorporated association. 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.

Staff Profiles

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.

Matt is also a member of the Perth Gospel Partnership.

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