Our History

ChurchesA group of Seventh-day Adventists living in the Brisbane Valley chose Esk as the focal point of the Sabbath services they held. These were often in the homes of the members or in suitable meeting places. Some of these locations were the CWA rooms in Esk or Toogoolawah, also the hall at Coominya and later the Lyceum hall.

The families King, Mijatovic, Richardson, Rijavec and Devlin, decided to consolidate their status and accordingly this group was officially recognised by the South Queensland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists more here.

On July 12th 1986, Pr David Lawson and Pr Robinson attended the formal establishment of the “Esk Company”.

In October 1986 the first monies were sent down to the Churches Central Bank to form the beginnings of the Church Building Fund.

January 1987, a committee was formed to oversee the purchase of land. This was achieved when a double block in Hill Street was purchased.

The members now employed all their fund-raising skills and by 1992 building quotations were sought. July 1994 saw the work on the Church commence and by October all work completed to the Councils Approval Stage.

The Church was opened and officially dedicated to the Glory of God on October 29th 1994 by Pastor Peter Colquhoun, (President of the South Queensland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) and the Church Pastor Ervin Ferris. The Esk Mayor Mrs Jean Bray officially opened the Church.

The on-going work of adding children’s rooms and sealing the driveway are projects that have been since completed.