Shirelive Church

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Shirelive Church
Country  Australia
Denomination Australian Christian Churches (Pentecostal)
Senior pastor(s) Brad & Alison Bonhomme

Shirelive Church (formerly Christian Growth Centre) is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God denomination. The church's main campus is located in the commercial district of Sutherland, a southern suburb of Sydney, Australia, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. It also has one smaller congregation located in Surry Hills, New South Wales. The senior pastors are Brad & Alison Bonhomme, who on 20 October 2013 were passed the leadership from Pastors Michael and Valery Murphy, who had led since 1996.

[1] Michael is also a member of the National Executive of the Australian Christian Churches,[2] which oversees more than 1,100 churches.

Shirelive Convention Centre.


The church was founded in 1957 by Pastor Norman Armstrong. [3] The church grew to a size of 300 and remained small for several decades. In the 1980s, a new building to accommodate 600 people was constructed. It has since been demolished and replaced with the Shirelive Convention Centre.

In 2007, [4] the church undertook a building project which consisted of stage one, major demolition of existing auditorium, youth centre with the construction of a new 1090 seat convention centre.


Shirelive Building.

Shirelive Church runs many different ministries in addition to weekend services and events.

Shirelive Kids Pastored by Hannah Shand is the children's ministry of Shirelive Church. Shirelive Church provides a children's program for all weekend services at the Sutherland.

Shirelive Youth is the youth ministry of Shirelive Church.

  • Ignite 5:30PM (Years 6 to 8) Friday nights - Pastored By Jackson Moore
  • Impact 7:30PM (Years 9 to 12) Friday nights - Pastored By Timothy Biasetto

Shirelive Young Adults runs quarterly events every year.

Shirelive Adults runs social events & gatherings.

  • HQ (Headquarters) (25-35)
  • Nexus (40+)


See Change Community Services

Sea Change, a not-for-profit service run by Shirelive Church for the benefit of the community, includes:

  • Shirelive medical centre
  • Esteem (Self esteem help for women)
  • Unlimited (addictions counseling)


Reach is the annual outreach day for the church where members go into the community renovating houses, washing cars & supporting people in need [5]

Bushfire benefit concert

On 28/02/2009, Shirelive Church hosted a bushfire benefit concert which raised $33000 [6] for the victims of the Victorian Bushfires. Many big names attended including Shannon Noll, Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, New Empire, Jason Stevens, Glenn Wheeler, and several Australian Idol finalists.


The member for Cook, Scott Morrison and family are part of the Shirelive congregation.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Levin, T. (2007). People in Glass Houses: An Insider's Story of Life in and Out of Hillsong. Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited. p. 38. ISBN 9781863954143. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  2. ^ "ACC > About Us > Our Leadership > Sean Stanton - National Executive". Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  3. ^ "CE ART at the Christian Witness Ministries Web Site.". Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Street party - Local News - News - General - St George & Sutherland Shire Leader". Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Youth blitzes shire - Local News - News - General - St George & Sutherland Shire Leader". Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  6. ^ [1] Fairfax newspapers 28/02/2009.
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