This is a brief history of the Oneness Pentecostal movement in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
A small group of Pentecostal believers started a coffee shop in Dandenong known as the Dandenong Outreach Crusade. Out of this came some that believed in the Oneness message and salvation according to Acts 2:38; “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
As time passed this group affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church of Australia and were known as the Christian Life Fellowship United Pentecostal Church under the pastorship of Reverend Phillip and Ada Favaloro. The work grew both spiritually and numerically.
From this work came a group that met in a primary school in Hampton Park. This work commenced in 1989 under the leadership of Reverend T. Page. Brother Page’s grandparents, Brother and Sister Jim Buchanan (of Nar Nar Goon) were Pentecostal Christians from the early nineteen hundreds and had encouraged their family to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and to live Spirit filled lives.
This Church began to grow under the pastorate of Reverend Robert and Dorothea Forbush. After a few years we purchased land and built the church that is now located at the corner of Hallam and Olive Roads, Lynbrook.
Following the pastorate of Brother and Sister Forbush the church was pastored by Reverend Wesley and Debbie Morgan and then by Reverend Geoffrey and Beverley Holden. Our church is currently pastored by Reverend Philip and Ellen Hogben.
We are continuing to grow in Christ. We welcome any who are looking for a place of worship or who long for a personal experience with Jesus Christ.