GreaterLife is based in Victoria, Australia and made up of a blend of new and established Christians, all at different places in their individual relationships with Jesus. We are a multi-cultural people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds, but most importantly we are people who desire to know more of God and help others do the same.
GreaterLife is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church of Australia (UPCA).
Kids church is for ages 3-12. After the songs are finished, kids are welcome to come to a nearby room for a Bible lesson and fun activity during the main message.
GL Youth is for ages 13-25. We have regular weekly meetings and activies. Come and make friends and learn about the word of God!
GL Young Adults is for those aged 18-30. Special events create opportunities to connect with others and discuss the Bible with people in a similar stage of life.
GreaterLife Men regularly host special events for men including breakfasts, devotions, and annual camps.
GreaterLife Women regularly host special women’s events, conferences, and annual camps.
Life groups are where friendships are made and we grow spiritually. We have life groups that meet all across Victoria in Hoppers Crossing, Shepparton, Tarneit, Wyndham Vale, and Geelong.
Australia needs Jesus. Giving to Home Missions supports UPCA church planters, short term mission trips, and leadership training events here in Australia.
We have a responsibility that goes past our borders. Giving to overseas missions supports UPCA full-time and short term missionaries, as well as translating and printing literature.
GreaterLife is a partner with the Audrene Scism Children’s Home in Mizoram, India which was started by a UPCA church in Australia. Sponser a child to change a life!
Pastor Brandon leads as Lead Pastor for GreaterLife where his wife, Desire, assists him in ministry. After moving from South Africa, burdened with a call to start a church in their neighbourhood, they started having services in their living room. As Greaterlife has grown, they have remained committed to building relationships and seeing lives changed by the power of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Anthony serves as the Associate Pastor of Greaterlife. He is passionate about teaching and preaching the word of God. He also leads the Men's Ministry at GreaterLife and enjoys mentoring men in their walk with God. Anthony and Maxine have three kids who you will find involved in serving in various areas during service.
Pastor Jonathan became the first Shepparton Campus Pastor in 2021. He has his Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry and led GL Youth as Youth Pastor for four years prior to moving to Shepparton. While studying at Urshan Graduate School of Theology, he met Megan who was completing her Batchelors of Arts in Christian Ministry. They got married in 2020 and they are excited about what God is doing in Shepparton and the surrounding region.
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Ephesians 4:4-6 Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 3:16
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23-25, 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9
Repentance removes the barrier that sin brings. It is the first act of faith where we recognize our sin, confess it to God, and wilfully decide to forsake it. If we desire to receive the Spirit of God in our lives, we must live a repentant life.
Baptism was taught by Jesus as part of the new birth experience.
John 3:5, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16
Baptism is for the remission of sins. It must done by immersion in water, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Jesus promised the Spirit to those who believe.
John 7:38-39, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:5
Speaking in tongues is the initial sign of receiving the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:4, Acts 2:33, Acts 10:45-46, Acts 19:6
God promised His Spirit to all who ask, believe, and obey His Word.
Luke 11:13, John 7:38-39, Acts 5:32