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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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 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 responded to God’s call to serve with Youth With A Mission, an international, interdenominational mission agency. He served in a number of capacities, but his primary role was that of a trainer and mentor in numerous discipleship and leadership courses in Brisbane and overseas in Southeast Asia.
Mark served as a part-time Associate Pastor at Windsor Road from 2008 until his appointment as Senior Pastor in June 2013. He has a passion for discipleship, helping believers discover and live out their fullness in Christ daily for the work of ministry. Mark has been married to Sue since 1990. He enjoys spending time with her and their three adult children & daughter-in-law.
He likes his tropical fish, die cast car collection and good Malaysian cuisine!
Shail Maharaj, Will Cole, David Keers, Sue McPherson 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.
1877: The church in Red Hill was constituted with 19 members, pastored by Rev Thomas Leitch, who retired 52 years later.
1888: Present church building was constructed debt-free, on the present Windsor Road site, seating 400.
1905: Church membership was 162 with a Sunday School of 275.
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.
1973: Windsor Road became a trustee of the Baptist Union and was placed under the supervision of Rev R Conwell at the Ashgrove Baptist Church. It was generally felt that the church should be closed, and its thirty members dispersed elsewhere, but those remaining members desired to persist in their ministries. This determination was to lead to a renewed life flowing from the church.
1983: Windsor Road began a church-planting ministry in the community of Helensvale on the Gold Coast. Membership was 130.
1984: The first church elders were elected. Miss Dawn Courtman was called as Pastoral Associate, to be the third member of our Pastoral Team, with oversight of many ministries, including Friendship Club, Discipleship, PCF Studies, Singles Ministry, etc. The church had 149 members.
1997: Pastor Simon Hamlet and Miss Dawn Courtman commenced ministering at Windsor Road as co-pastors. Church membership was 60.
2000: Rev John Anderson called to pastor full-time at Windsor Road Baptist Church from August. Pastor Simon Hamlet remained part-time.
2006: Half 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 with an initial 5-year call. Mark was recommissioned for a further 5 years in June 2018.