Shirelive Church

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Shirelive Church
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34°01′50″S 151°03′38″E / 34.0306888°S 151.0604458°E / -34.0306888; 151.0604458
Country  Australia
Denomination Australian Christian Churches
Churchmanship Pentecostal
Website Shirelive Church
Senior pastor(s) Brad & Alison Bonhomme
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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. 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]


Shirelive was established in 1949 as a pioneer church plant of the Assemblies of God in Australia under the leadership of Pastor Norm Armstrong who was passionate about seeing a Pentecostal witness established in the Sutherland area. The first meeting was in the Sutherland School of Arts Hall.

In the early 1950s the current property at 7-9 Stapleton Avenue, Sutherland was purchased and constructed.

Over the years, the church has been through several name changes. It was founded as Sutherland AOG, then becoming the Christian Growth Centre until 2000 when it was renamed Shire Christian Centre. At this time the church moved from an unincorporated body to a company limited by guarantee and in May 2006 the church was rebranded as Shirelive.

In 2007,[2] 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.

On the 20th October 2013, Pastors Brad & Alison Bonhomme were appointed as the Senior Pastors of Shirelive.


Shirelive Building.

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

Shirelive Kids: Pastored by Hannah Shand

Shirelive Kids is the children's ministry of Shirelive Church. Shirelive Church provides a children's program for all weekend services.

Shirelive Youth: Pastored by Jackson Moore and Alyssa Searles.

Shirelive Youth, is the Youth Ministry of Shirelive Church. We are passionate about Jesus and the next generation. We exist to make a difference in the Sutherland Shire. We run two age groups every Friday Night. IGNITE: Junior High (Years 6-8) IMPACT: Senior High (Years 9-12)[3]

Shirelive Young Adults: Pastored by Timothy Biasetto.

In 2016 Shirelive Young Adults launched Avant-Garde Conference, which is a three-day event held at Shirelive Church for young adults across Australia on SEPTEMBER 29TH - OCTOBER 1ST The Avant-Garde Conference is tailor made for young adults, a mix of faith filled preaching and worship, creativity and the arts, apologetics, practical teaching, amid plenty of socialising.[4]


The member for Cook and Treasurer Scott Morrison and family are part of the Shirelive congregation.[5]

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  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 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Street party - Local News - News - General - St George & Sutherland Shire Leader". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shirelive Youth". Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Home". Avant-Garde Young Adults Conference 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Scott Morrison: bio and family life at the Wayback Machine (archived 15 September 2009)

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