In November 2006 following a church meeting, Bridgeman Baptist Community Church agreed to set apart Martin Luke, an associate pastor of Bridgeman, and his wife Leanne to commence a new congregation in the areas of Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron called The Grove Community Church.
Following a number of preliminary meetings, around 50 adults and children from Bridgeman indicated their intention to form the core of the new work. The church officially commenced meeting on February 4, 2007 in the Ferny Grove High School Auditorium.
At the time of commencement, there were no churches in the rapidly growing suburbs of Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron. The biggest features of the suburbs are the large local schools which represent the many children, teenagers and families that call Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron home.
In November 2011 The Grove reached a significant milestone and constituted as a Baptist church. 10 minutes before the special constitution service began, Rev Martin Luke received a phone call informing The Grove that their offer on a property for the church had been accepted. In a single day the Lord put his seal on The Grove as his church in his location.
In February 2012, The Grove settled on a two and a half acre property at 131 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove. The large house became a base for ministry and a manse. In October 2012 The Grove moved their 9.30AM Sunday services to Ferny Grove Primary school hall where they currently meet each week.
In December 2016, The Grove lodged a development application with the Brisbane City Council to build a 400 seat worship and ministry centre at 131 Upper Kedron Road. The facility will be the first of its kind in Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron and includes a whole floor dedicated as a youth and children’s centre.
In October 2018, the development application was approved and The Grove are currently progressing towards the construction of the new church facility. Our goal and prayer is to complete construction in 2020.
The journey continues…
9.30 AM Sunday
Ferny Grove Primary Hall
Cnr McGinn and Archdale Rd
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5.00 PM Sunday (Fortnightly)
131 Upper Kedron Road
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