Dennis & Jane Lumley
In 1983 Dennis and Jane Lumley had an encounter with God that turned their world upside down, they started a journey that continues today. It was May 1983 at Garden City Christian Church, Mt Gravatt Qld where they became Christians. Not long after that, on their knees, on their living room floor, they committed their lives to the service of Christ. Within that year they were serving as Home Group Leaders and not long after that were serving in Vital Youth Contacts, a ministry to Youth at Risk under the leadership of Pastor Bob Engwicht. After Dennis completed study at The Garden City School of Ministries they became Pastors of a pioneering Church in Mareeba, Far North Queensland. While in Mareeba Jane completed her studies through The Rheme College of Christian Ministries of Townsville. They have been married over 42 years and both Pastor Dennis and Pastor Jane have over 30 years of Pastoral Leadership experience, having Pastored in Mareeba, on the Gold Coast and Boonah. Both have served on Regional Executives, Pastor Jane being the Regional Leader of Women’s Ministries for three different Regions as well as being on State Teams. Both take the Great Commission very seriously and personally, because of that both have a conviction to make Disciples and a heart for Missions. Both have done itinerary work throughout Queensland and overseas, primarily in India and Indonesia, and regularly take teams with them. They are determined to finish the journey strong and bring as many as possible with them.
At this present time our history is a little uncertain but what we do know is that in the early 1980’s a group of people started meeting together in their homes for fellowship. In those early years, as they moved around, they became known by several names; Boonah AoG, Kalbar Christian Fellowship and Fassifern Christian Fellowship. In 1986 the Church met in the Kalbar School of Arts under the covering of Pastor Barry Muller and the Ipswich Community Church.
In February 1987 Ps David Janes came to Pastor. Not long after that we purchased St Bonifaces Catholic Church at 62 George Street Kalbar, it had been unused for 10 years. The building was dedicated March 12th 1987 by the then AoG State Superintendent Pastor David Cartlidge. In November 1995 we became a registered Church of the Assemblies of God under the name of the Fassifern Assembly of God, but then became the Fassifern Christian Church.
In November 1995 we became a registered Church of the Assemblies of God under the name of the Fassifern Assembly of God, but then became the Fassifern Christian Church. Pastor David Janes left in 1990 and there was no Pastor until 1992. In April 1992 Anthony Pike came to Pastor the Church but left April 1993. In May 1993 Pastor Ron Dayman came to look after the Church until a suitable Pastor could be found. Ron Dayman did a did a great job and handed over the leadership to Pastor Neil Davies in Nov 1993. Pastor Davies stayed until September 2005. In Dec 2005 Pastors Dennis & Jane Lumley arrived and continue as our Pastors today. In 2019 we became Fassifern Christian Church Limited.