OUR CHURCH

OUR HISTORY

In 1970 Wayman and Nelda Mitchell moved to Prescott to take over a small, struggling congregation. Shortly after arriving, God saved a number of young hippies who were very different than anyone in the church. But as they were welcomed, God began to pour out His Spirit on the congregation. As Pastor Mitchell sought to reach young people, they saw the possibilities of the “coffee-house” concert ministry. At the first concert they ever tried as an evangelistic tool, more than 200 young people attended, with many saved. Out of this a regular concert ministry was birthed. Two nights a week, bands played, testimonies of salvation were given and the Gospel was preached, with many being saved each night.

From the beginning, Pastor Mitchell understood that the concert ministry was to be a training ground of ministry development; It was run by young people who were committed to Jesus and His church. From the beginning, people who had been radically converted sought to share with others what God had done in them. Personal evangelism began to be one of the basic foundations of the church. Then came impact teams: Groups of people that would travel to other nearby cities to help people there experience what God was doing here. Over time, God began to reveal His plan of discipleship: Training young couples for ministry within a local church.

In 1973 the first couple was launched directly into the ministry – and God blessed them! Churches then began to be planted throughout the Southwestern United States, and then further across America as converts prayed for the Gospel to be preached in their hometowns.

In 1978 the first couple was planted into another nation – Australia; and it was discovered that the Gospel worked there, just like it did back home. After that, churches were planted in Mexico, Holland and Germany then as we came to understand God’s global mission more and more, churches began to be planted throughout the world. To date, there are over 2700 churches in 44 US states, and 120 nations of the world.

The Footscray church was planted in 1984 and has grown to be a conference center and mother church to many other churches.

The story continues… we encourage you to come and be a part of it.

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Chris & Skye Plummer

Senior Pastor
Pastor Chris Plummer started serving as the Senior Pastor of our congregation since August 2021. He and his wife Skye have pastored churches in Sydney, Perth, and were missionaries to East Timor before coming to Footscray. They were both raised and converted in a dynamic church in Perth WA and have been in pastoral ministry for many years.

Geoff & Miriam Stowers

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Geoff Stowers has been serving as Assistant Pastor of our congregation since October 2018. He and his wife Miriam were saved in Thomastown in 1997. They have also pastored churches in New Zealand and Frankston prior to coming on staff as Assistant Pastor in Footscray. Pastor Geoff has a powerful music ministry and preforms regularly in the church. ‍

Steve & Pauline Stephan

Evangelist
Evangelist Steve Stephan has been a part of the Footscray church since 1989. Together with his wife and children they pioneered the Burnside Church in the Western suburbs of Melbourne for ten years and left a powerful and thriving congregation. In 2017 he felt the calling into Evangelism and has since seen God move supernaturally throughout Australia and around the world.

Jed & Laura Hachem

Outreach Director
Jed was appointed as the Outreach Director of the Footscray congregation in 2020. He has been pursuing the call of God to be discipled and sent out to pastor. Jed and Laura are excited to see what God has in store for them.

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