At South Toowoomba Baptist Church, our mission is to build authentic relationships within Christian community, grow disciples of Christ and equip them for Kingdom work.
Our vision is to see people belong to a Christian community, mature as disciples of Christ and further His Kingdom in our wider community.
Our Church History
The humble beginnings of South Toowoomba Baptist Church took the form of a Sunday School in early 1949. They met in Mr. Brunner’s garage which was next door to the present site of the church. Land was donated and a hall was built in 1952 on the present site. The hall was opened in 1953.
An addition was made to this hall in 1965 for a kindergarten class and in 1966 another hall was moved to the property to be used for Sunday School.
On 6 April, 1975, South Toowoomba Baptist Church was constituted as an independent church. The work increased and further room was needed. The two halls were removed to make room for a two story building which was completed in 1985.
In 2009, the church was damaged by fire. A major renovation was undertaken and the congregation was able to move back into the present church at completion of this work. A Re-opening Service was held on 12 September, 2010.
Rev. Daniel Wallis was called to pastor South Toowoomba Baptist Church in February, 2011 and has faithfully served this congregation for the past 12 years. Since the church’s official beginning 48 years ago, STBC continues to be a family friendly church with a heart for people to hear the Gospel. Over the years, it has been active in sending out and supporting missionaries around the world. Praise God for this beautiful church community and His faithfulness.
South Toowoomba Baptist Church is one of many Baptist churches who are part of Queensland Baptists (The Baptist Union of Queensland). It is a body incorporated under Letters Patent on 5 April 1927. It is a family of churches dedicated to God, to one another and to the world. Each Sunday, more than 35,000 men, women and children meet in Queensland Baptist churches to praise and worship the Living God.
Vision of the QB Movement – To impact Queensland and beyond for Jesus through a movement of praying churches that disciple intentionally and mission effectively.
Purpose of the QB Movement – The QB Movement is a committed community of Queensland Baptist churches and their ministries working alongside and with each other under Christ to serve the mission of God throughout Queensland and beyond.
The priorities of the QB Movement are:
- Biblical Authority
- Faith-filled Prayer
- Collaborative Autonomy
- Servant Leadership
- Effective Mission
- Intentional Discipleship
The first Baptist church in Queensland dates to August 1855. Since then, Queensland Baptists have continued to work together in Christ to fulfill the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).
You can learn more at http://www.qb.org.au .