OUR HISTORY

North Canberra Baptist Church was the second Baptist Church established in Canberra, and was a church plant from the Canberra Baptist Church at Kingston (est. 1929) in 1953. The first church service was held in the Turner Primary School on 3 December 1953. The current building was opened on Saturday 23 October 1954 by the Rev. Dr. F. Townley-Lord, President of the Baptist World Alliance and minister of Bloomsbury Central Church in London, England.

Ministers of North Canberra Baptist Church  1955 – Present

  • Rev. E.F. Heather, 9 January 1955 – 26 January 1958

  • Rev. I.F. Kilvert, 8 February 1958 – 4 June 1961

  • Interim Ministry: (June 1961 – August 1962) – sermons delivered by various ministers and church members including Rev. George H. Morling.

  • Rev. R.T. Farquhar, 19 August 1962 – January 1967

  • Rev. John R. Strugnell, 30 July 1967 – 25 November 1970

  • Rev. David A. Tinsley, 6 February 1971 – January 1975

  • Rev. R.D. Ellem – Interim Pastorate (1975)

  • Rev. Laurie Fischer, 31 August 1975 – January 1982

  • Rev. Bob Boyce, 6 January 1983 – September 1984

  • Interim Ministry: (1985) Deaconess Jennifer Coleman

  • Rev. Ian W. Minto, 22 Dec 1985 – June 2002

  • Interim Ministry: July 2002 – January 2003

  • Rev. Murray Neill, 19 January 2003 – 2007

  • Rev. Noel Coleman – Interim Ministry (2007-2008)

  • Rev. John Bracht, 6 July 2008 – 15 December 2013

  • Rev. Dr. David Griffin, 2 February 2014 - 27 January 2019

  • Rev. Peter Jones - Interim Ministry - 31 March 2019 - 23 February 2020

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