We are a community of believers who are very passionate about the things of God and with a passion for people, our community and our world. Our culture is characterized by worship, pursuing the presence of God, promoting personal renewal and life transformation, promoting family and empowering people to walk in the Spirit.
We are a multi-generational church, a community of folk of all ages and backgrounds with a heart for families and with a strong emphasis on being salt and light and representing God well in our community. In health and education, business and retail, social services and many other organisations, as well as in our neighbourhoods and in sports and recreation.
Our Services are held at 10.00am each Sunday reaching people of all ages and backgrounds. Our contemporary worship service and ministries for children, youth and adults make Richmond Community Church a place of refreshing and healing. A place to discover, explore and live out the Christian faith as part of a caring community of believers.
‘Kids Connect’ meet every Sunday between 10.30am and 11.30am and is led by our Children’s Pastor Michelle Shearer and a great team of leaders who love kids. Their heart is to help each child on a journey of discovering that:
- God is real, personal and powerful.
- They can grow in their relationship with Jesus and learn to hear him speak.
- The Christian life is rewarding as well as being a great adventure.
Our stated purpose, ‘Making Life Better’, is taken from the word that Jesus spoke in John 10:10 when he said, ‘I came that you might have life and that you may have it more abundantly’.
Pastors Ross and Yvonne Ferguson
Ross Ferguson and his wife Yvonne have been pastoring the Richmond Community Church for seventeen years, while at the same time continuing in their individual careers as a Dentist and Physiotherapist respectively. They have three married children and twelve grandchildren and lead the church with a strong emphasis on families and also promoting and leading short term Health Missions teams to many different countries.
Anton and Julie
Anton Cochrane and his wife Julie have been involved in Richmond Community Church for over 25 years. Anton leads the ‘Firestarters’ and ‘Kingdom Culture’ ministries which are about helping people discover their God-given gifts and to learn to walk in their God-given identity and purpose.
Dave & Jackie Sampson
Youth & Children's pastors
Dave, his wife Jackie and their four children have been part of the Richmond Community Church since 2002 and greatly enjoys being part of four generations with the church.
Dave is an experienced teacher whose passion is to see people equipped and released to live a life full of purpose. In his words ‘I believe in the church and want to show my commitment to its direction and future’.