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Find the life you
are looking for

We are City on a Hill: Brisbane, a Christian community that exists to Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known.

Visit this Sunday at 9am (Palace Barracks Cinemas)

Encounter a
Deep Spirituality

Discover Hope,
Joy & Peace

Follow Jesus in
a Loving Community

Do you ever feel like you’re ‘doing life’ rather than living life?

You might have realised you’re just going through the motions. Each week is filled with work pressures, money concerns, relationship highs and lows.

You’re craving a deeper life. A more meaningful spiritual connection.

But where is that fulfilling life? Where can it be found?

Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Encounter a life-changing spirituality.

We all want to be the best versions of ourselves. In a quest to improve your life, you might have read all the self-help books and tried all the self-improvement techniques but you’re still looking for more.

We believe Jesus is the only one who can truly transform your life. At City on a Hill: Brisbane, we seek to explore an authentic faith based on the teachings of the Bible. We invite you to join us in this pursuit.

You are welcome no matter your beliefs, background, questions or opinions.

Jesus tells us that He came to give to us real life. Through the gospel, the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, I’ve personally known this real life with Jesus. We’d love to help you come to know Jesus so that you can see how He is the answer to the life you’ve been looking for.

Zech Sargent

Lead Pastor – Brisbane

What it’s like to be part of our community

Joining City on a Hill Brisbane has been a transformative experience. The emphasis on the Gospel provides a solid foundation, and the strong sense of community create a loving and supportive environment for spiritual growth.

Three ways to get involved in our community

1. Visit this Sunday

All are welcome! You’ll encounter bible teaching, engaging worship, a kids and youth program in the morning, and a friendly, diverse community.

2. Join a Gospel Community

Learn more about following Jesus by joining a mid-week Gospel Community, a small group gathering where you engage with the bible and build deeper connections with people. people.

3. Live an Authentic Christian Life

Discover your identity, confidence and joy by knowing Jesus and making Jesus known alongside others.

Attend an event

Listen to a sermon

Listen on your favourite podcast app

Serve on the mission

Jesus invites us to be used by him in building his church. Whatever your background or skill set, there is a place for you to contribute by using your gifts to serve.

Give to the mission

God invites us to worship him in all areas of our lives, including the way we spend our money. Your generous giving fuels the health and growth of City on a Hill Brisbane.

Get to know your team

Zech Sargent

Lead Pastor

Zech Sargent

Zech is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Brisbane. He, along with his wife Hannah, have two kids named Sonny and Zoey. Zech loves the local church and is keen to be a part of what God is doing in Brisbane through City On A Hill. He is also currently studying his BTh at Queensland Theological College.

Jimmy Jensen

Associate Minister (Next Gen & Ministry)

Jimmy Jensen

Jimmy serves as the Associate Minister at City on a Hill Brisbane. He and his wife Chelsea have two kids, Luke and Sarah, and as a family they are excited by the opportunity to serve and love the local church in Brisbane. Jimmy’s passionate about seeing the next generation (kids, youth and young adults) discover the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus and has been involved in ministry to young people for more than 20 years. He and the family also love all things sport, watching, playing, discussing and dreaming about sport on a regular basis.

Joey Slough

MTS Apprentice (Youth)

Joey Slough

Joey is an MTS Apprentice at City on a Hill Brisbane, serving as the Youth Coordinator. He also works as a disability and mental health support worker. Joey is constantly blown away by hearing others’ testimonies and sharing in the mission of deeply reaching hearts with the transforming message of Jesus.

Joey loves taking his dogs to the beach, challenging his buddies to a game of tennis, and participating in eating contests. With a BA in Communications and a Master of Teaching somewhere in his back pocket, Joey is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Divinity at Brisbane School of Theology.

Melissa Brown

Women’s Discipleship Minister

Melissa Brown

Mel serves as the Women’s Discipleship Minister at City on a Hill Brisbane and as the Many Rooms, Living Room Program Manager. Both these roles combine two of her passions: encouraging others to reach their full potential in Christ and providing practical ways to do so.

Mel loves a good coffee and a great conversation in a nice cafe. Also, she loves relaxing on the beach, reading, exercising and watching her children play sport. Mel is married to Steve and together with their three children, they attend City on a Hill Brisbane. Mel has a BComm and a MDiv but it was so long ago that she really can’t remember much of either!

Mike Wziontek

Associate Minister (Community & Mission)

Mike Wziontek

Mike is the Associate Minister (Community & Mission) at City on a Hill Brisbane. He is married to Sarah and they have three young kids, Elle, Lily & Harrison. He loves engaging with people from all walks of life, and is passionate about the life-changing message of Jesus. He also enjoys playing or watching all types of sport and trying a new cafe or craft beer.

We’re part of a larger movement

One Movement,
Many Churches

Currently City on a Hill exists across 10 local churches, in 6 cities, and 3 states. City on a Hill: Brisbane launched in 2016.

Know Jesus and
Make Jesus known

Our churches are united around this mission. We want many to experience the life-changing joy of knowing him.

10 Cities

City on a Hill’s vision is to reach 10 cities with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus, by planting 50 churches.

Visit this Sunday

We meet 9am at Palace Barracks Cinema.

Come along to one of our friendly gatherings. Every Sunday we meet to hear God’s word, sing, pray and spend time together. Our morning service has a children and youth program.

Parking: There is plenty of parking underneath Palace Barracks Cinema, make sure to visit our welcome desk to have your ticket validated for up to 3 hours free parking.

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Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on Sunday?
On Sundays we gather together to be built up in the good news of Jesus. We learn about him from the Bible, we sing, pray, and forge friendships with one another. We have a creche, City Kids and City Youth programs at our 9am service that caters for children from 10 months upwards. Everyone is welcome!
Is there a kids program?
Yes, at our 9am service we have a creche and City Kids program from 10 months to grade 6. We also have a City Youth program on Sunday mornings from 9am, for grade 6 and above. On Fridays during school term there is also a City Youth gathering, get in contact with us to find out more. Jesus welcomed little children and, like him, we want to build them up by teaching the Bible and helping them make new friends.
What should I wear?
Whatever you like! We dress pretty informally, kind of like what you would wear to catch up with your friends.
Can I just show up on a Sunday?
You sure can! You’re free to join us any Sunday, but we’d love to know if you’re coming so we can welcome you on your visit.
What denomination of Christianity are you?
City on Hill: Brisbane is an independent church that is part of the City on a Hill movement of churches. Some City on a Hill churches are independent and some are Anglican.
What is your vision?
City on Hill’s vision is to reach 10 cities with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus by planting 50 churches. Our vision at City on a Hill: Brisbane is that we will be a “city on a hill” (Matthew 5:14) where people encounter the real Jesus and join in the work of building our church.
Why plant new churches?
Church planting is one of the most effective ways to build new disciples of Jesus. New churches are new communities, and therefore new opportunities for people to connect or reconnect with the good news of Jesus in community. New churches also stretch Christians to depend on God and live on mission, sharing the good news of Jesus with others.
Can I invite others?
Absolutely! The more the merrier.
What is the gospel?
The gospel is the good news of Jesus’ perfect life, sacrificial death and victorious resurrection. God created us and our world and it was very good, but all of us, by nature and choice, have turned from our Maker, living life our own way. In response, God sent His Son, Jesus, to live a perfect life in our place, and die a sacrificial death, paying the penalty we deserve for our turning away. Jesus rose again, physically in history, assuring us of His grace, forgiveness and defeat of death. By trusting in Jesus, we receive his perfect life and are adopted into God’s family. Those in Jesus are heading toward an eternity with Him, as God redeems all things in a new heavens and new earth.
What do you believe about the Bible?
The Bible is God’s revelation to us. The words of the Bible are divinely inspired and without error. The Bible is sufficient for knowing God and equips us to live like we were made, reconciled to God and walking with Him.
What’s my best next step?
The best thing to do to find out more about our church is to come along on Sunday and get to know our community. You can also go to so we can help you take your next steps. We host regular Newcomers lunches where we can unpack with you the history, vision and mission of our church, as well as ways to get more connected. We would love to have you help us build our church and together, know Jesus and make Jesus known.

Could discovering the life Jesus be exactly what you need?

Visit this Sunday, we’d love to see you.