Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Our History

Where It All Started

In 1988, Kevin Wilcock was handed a small church in the northern suburbs of Wollongong NSW.  As he and his team began to implement relational evangelism, leadership development and pastoral care through small groups, the church began to see consistent growth.  By 1997 it had become one of the largest churches in the city and it was then that the church launched out and began to plant multiple congregations.  In 1999 the three churches known as South Coast City Church, with the ethos, "one church in three locations".

By 2000 these churches were released as autonomous entities, yet remained relationally connected.  This relationship of churches continues to grow through planting out and parenting other churches.

Since the early nineties, Kevin has travelled across the nation to build up local churches and their ministers.  He has done this with a real passion and sense of privilege.  It is from these beginnings that OzReach was birthed - a relational group of churches and ministries committed to reaching this nation.

Where It's All Going

We see OzReach continuing to:

  • win lost people
  • make disciples
  • train and release leadership
  • plant, parent and oversee churches
  • do missions across the globe

This is in the context of building a network of relational churches that work together in fulfilling this big picture of extending the Kingdom of God.