A whole-life, disciple making Church
Doing life together.
We believe that God is calling us to be a Christ-centered, healing, serving and international community, maintaining unity, valuing diversity and growing in maturity in Christ.
Windsor Road Baptist Church is a welcoming, vibrant, growing, inter-generational and international community of people, committed to whole-life discipleship.
Jesus is at the centre of all that we are and do.
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While God accepts and welcomes as we are, freely on the basis of Jesus’ merits alone, no corner of our lives is exempt from his truth and authority. We have been set apart by God and for God. (John 20:21; Ephesians 4:12)
We believe God brings healing to people through a sense of belonging, acceptance, service, prayer and care for each other – spiritually, emotionally and practically. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
Church is not just a place you go to; Church is who we are. Whether we are gathered on a Sunday or scattered during the week, all of us have been sent to serve. The work of a teacher or bus driver is as much ministry as the work of a pastor or missionary. (Matthew 22:37-39; 1 Peter 2:9-10)
We live for the worship of Jesus among people from all nations, people and languages – both locally and globally. (Matthew 28:18 – 20; Revelation 7:9)
Church is not just a place We go to; church is who we are.
We are an affiliate of the Queensland Baptists movement. Click the link below to learn more.
Mark was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a Buddhist. When he was 15, he had a life-changing encounter with Christ. In 1983, he moved to Brisbane to work with an international, interdenominational mission agency mainly as a trainer and mentor in numerous discipleship and leadership courses in Brisbane and overseas in Southeast Asia.
Mark began his involvement at Windsor Road as a part-time Associate Pastor from 2008 until his appointment as Senior Pastor in June 2013. Discipleship is of great interest to him. He is keen to help believers discover and live out their fullness in Christ for the work of ministry in everyday contexts. Mark has been married to Sue since 1990. He enjoys spending time with her and their three adult children & daughter-in-law. He enjoys his tropical fish, die cast car collection and good Malaysian cuisine!
Youth and Young Adults Coordinator
Ashleigh was born in Canberra and lived there until the age of five before her family moved to the Southside of Brisbane. Growing up in a Christian home and attending Youth Group at a Lutheran Church, Ashleigh gave her life to Christ after a leadership camp in Grade 12. Here, her faith was founded upon, “If I am to be a good leader, I need Christ to lead me.”
When graduating high school, Ashleigh had a keen interest for Film and Media, but felt the Lord lead her to study at Malyon Theological College where she has now completed a Bachelor of Theology. During this time, Ashleigh has been involved in Baptist churches around Brisbane City. In her final year of study, Ashleigh was offered a preaching internship by Windsor Road Baptist under the mentorship of Dr. Ian Hussey, where she grew a fondness for the community and craft of preaching. In January 2023, Ashleigh joyfully commenced working at Windsor Road overseeing the Youth and Young Adult ministries.
Passionate about relational evangelism, fostering community, and living amongst those who have not heard of Christ, Ashleigh hopes to continue to trust the leadership of Christ in every moment. With a love for travelling, movies, outdoor adventure and croissants, Ashleigh spends most of her time with family and friends.
Will Cole, Darryl Skerman and Sue McQuay provide invaluable support for Mark in overseeing the Church.
Our Church has a proud history in the Red Hill area, stretching back over 140 years.
But don’t let that fool you – we’re a modern, evangelical Church with a contemporary expression – See our story.
1877: The church in Red Hill was constituted on 5 June with 19 members, pastored by Rev. Thomas Leitch.
1888: The present church building was constructed. This building was one of the largest church buildings in Queensland at that time.
1920’s: Windsor Road was involved in the formation of the Brisbane City Mission to care for the poor of the city; Rev. Leitch served on the committee that ran the Mission.
1929: Rev. Thomas Leitch retired after fifty-two years in the pastoral ministry at Windsor Road – his first and only pastorate. He died later that year.
1930: Rev. A. H. Brooks pastored for five years.
1933: The church hall was erected in memory of Rev. Thomas Leitch.
1935: Dr. H. W. Dart was called to pastor the church.
1937: Robert Horn assumed the pastorate responsibilities.
1944: The Welsh evangelist, Gwynne Durward, was called as a pastor and retired in 1973.
1974: Pastor Rod Bullpit of the Ashgrove Baptist Church ministered part-time for two years.
1976: Pastor Ron Simpson served for a year.
1977: Pastor (later Rev.) Stephen Shaw was called as pastor to Windsor Road in the centenary year of the church. His ministry at Windsor Road concluded in June 1990.
1983: Windsor Road began a church-planting ministry in the community of Helensvale on the Gold Coast.
1984: The first church elders were elected. Miss Dawn Courtman was called as Pastoral Associate, to be the third member of the Pastoral Team.
1985: A fire in the Thrift Shop nearly destroyed the church. Due to extensive smoke and water damage, the church was refurbished. The adjoining house property was purchased and converted to the church office.
1986: Mr Ormond Porter and Mr Michael Parris commenced as Associate Pastors.
1991: Rev. Rob Beeston commenced as Senior Pastor in November and retired in 1996.
1997: Pastor Simon Hamlet and Miss Dawn Courtman commenced ministering at Windsor Road as co-pastors.
2000: Rev. John Anderson called to pastor full-time at Windsor Road Baptist Church from August (concluding in 2012). Pastor Simon Hamlet remained part-time.
2006: Half of the church’s roof was blown off on 15 November in a severe localised thunderstorm.
2013: Mark Ng, Associate Pastor since 2008, appointed as Senior Pastor for 5 years. Mark was recommissioned for a further 5 years in June 2018.
2023: Ashleigh Nicholls joins pastoral team, overseeing our ministry to Youth and Young Adults
2023: Pastor Mark Ng accepts extension of call for another 5 years.