In July 2003, Founding Pastors Ian and Jan Ross started Bribie Island Christian Outreach Centre which has and continues to grow into a church that impacts the world. Ian loves fishing, family, church, missions, AFL and fish n chips whilst Jan loves cruises, socialising with people, missions, business, church, community work and her family. A statement commonly made by both of them is "There is no such thing as retirement in the bible, only refiring." They are an inspiration to their family, their church, their community, their city and their world. They handed the Senior Pastor reigns over Bribie Island COC to their Assistant Pastors and their youngest son, Cameron Ross, in March 2016.
Now, Awesome Bribie Island Church is part of the International Network of Churches, a movement of churches throughout Australia and the world. For more information you can visit http://inc.org.au/
Awesome Bribie Island church is a great growing church that is made up of passionate, generous and committed people of all ages and races who are unmistakably influencing the world for good and for God. We are a church which is committed to impacting our world.
senior pastors cameron and stephanie ross
Cameron and Stephanie have a passion to serve God with their family. Cameron is the youngest son of Ps Ian and Jan Ross. Cameron is also an advanced flight instructor and loves to teach people. Stephanie has been playing music since she was 5 years old and played in her father's hawaiian entertaining group until she was 14 years old performing to crowds of 10s, 100s and 1000s. However her passion isn't to perform but to worship God. She defines the difference of performance and worship as "Worship is an attitude and lifestyle based on honesty with God and what He thinks, performance is based on not disappointing others and what others think."
founding pastors ian and jan ross
Ian and Jan Ross have been in ministry since 1987 originating from Pine Rivers Christian Outreach Centre and hearing the call of God to start and establish a church in Caboolture. They started and established Caboolture Christian Outreach Centre (now called Connect Church) and in 2001 handed over a successful church to their Assistant Pastors. They have owned severally businesses over the years generating funds for establishing the kingdom of God. Between 2001 and 2003 was spent travelling overseas to various countries such as Borneo, Malaysia.
In July 2003, they started Bribie Christian Outreach Centre which has and continues to grow into a church that impacts the world. Ian loves fishing, family, church, missions, AFL and fish n chips whilst Jan loves cruises, socialising with people, missions, business, church, community work and her family. A statement commonly made by both of them is "There is no such thing as retirement in the bible, only refiring." They are an inspiration to their family, their church, their community, their city and their world. They handed over Bribie Island COC to their Assistance Pastors and their youngest son in March 2016.
They are now available for itinerant ministry and serving churches.
OPERATIONS PASTORS PETER AND BRIONY HAMER
Sri Lankans by birth, Peter and Briony have been married for 18 years. They work full time in a family owned import & export business. Briony loves reading, cooking and spending time with her dogs and Peter loves gardening and playing guitar.Peter and Briony have been serving at Bribie Christian Outreach Centre in various ministry areas since 2010 and they currently co-ordinate our Life-Groups. Their passion is to help people grow in their walk with God and build a community of people loving and caring for each other.Prior to joining our team Peter and Briony served at Faith Christian Church Melbourne for 9 years in various ministry areas, such as facilitating small group discussions for new Christians in the Alpha course, Creative ministry, leading home groups and co-coordinating young adult ministry events. Peter has a Cert IV in ministry and is currently completing a diploma in counselling.
ASSISTANT PASTORS SKIP AND ELENI TAUEVA
Samoans by birth, Skip and Eleni have been married for many years and have beautiful children involved in church. Skip and Eleni head up our Creative team coordinating the music ministry.