If you live on the Gold Coast, you’ve hit the jackpot… right?
With our perfect weather, stunning beaches, and relaxed lifestyle, we have everything we need. Or do we?
Living in a beautiful place like the Gold Coast doesn’t mean all our problems disappear.
We still have work-stress, money-troubles, family-pressures, relationship-difficulties. As much as we might try to escape with endless entertainment and distractions, at the end of the day we’re still left searching for the ‘good life’.
Jesus said ‘Whoever believes in me will live’.
Could discovering the authentic Jesus be the very thing you are looking for?
Let’s explore authentic faith together
We want to see everyone discover a transforming and renewing relationship with Jesus.
Together we are journeying to genuinely live out our faith and encounter the deep joy that can only be found in Jesus.
Whether you’re just curious to know more about Jesus or have been a Christian for years, all are welcome!
What it’s like to be part of our community
Three ways to get involved in our community
1. Visit this Sunday
2. Join a Gospel Community
3. Live an Authentic Christian Life
Get to know your team
Sam joined the team in 2018 as one of our inaugural church planting residents in our Planters Academy. Sam is now the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Gold Coast which launched publicly in 2020. Sam has a passion to see people discover the life, joy, and hope that is only found in Jesus. He loves to preach the bible to whoever will listen and is energised by seeing leaders developed and released to use their gifts and passions for God’s glory. Sam is married to Sally and they have three sons Bailey, Hudson and Zion. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and a member of Acts 29.
Jimmy joined the team as an Associate Pastor in 2022, and works alongside Sam in knowing Jesus and making Jesus known on the Gold Coast. Jimmy has a passion for people to know Jesus and his offer of forgiveness and eternal life, and how such an extraordinary hope shapes everyday life. He loves to teach from God’s Word, meet with people to encourage them in their faith, and equip the Church to do the work of ministry in whatever context God has placed them. Jimmy is married to Katie and they have daughter named Ava. He is an ordained Anglican Minister.
We’re part of a larger movement
Know Jesus and
Make Jesus known
Visit this Sunday
We meet at 10am at Worongary State School.
We are a welcoming and diverse community. Each week we sing, pray and have a talk from the bible. Jesus is at the centre of everything we do.
All are welcome! Whether you’re just curious to know more about Jesus or have been a Christian for years, there is a place for you. We love and value children. Each week we run a kids program for creche age right up to year 6.
Worongary State School
Frequently asked questions
On Sundays we gather together to build friendships, learn about Jesus from the bible, sing together, pray together and some weeks take communion together. Everyone is welcome no matter if you’re new to Christianity, interested to learn more, looking for prayer, or have been a Christian for a long time.
Come as you are. We dress pretty informally!
You sure can! No need to let us know you’re coming, but if you do let us know we can save you a seat, and make a plan to connect with you before or after our gathering.
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: Gold Coast is that we will be a “city set on a hill” (Matthew 5:14) where souls are saved and a family where deep disciples are made.
Church planting is one of the most effective ways to build new disciples of Jesus, and grow the broader church. New churches are new communities, and therefore new opportunities for people to connect or reconnect with a church community. And new churches stretch Christians to pray more and be on mission, sharing the good news of Jesus with others.
Absolutely! The more the merrier. No need to let us know.
The gospel is the good news, or in other words good story of Jesus. The God-man who became like us – human, 2000 years ago. And then lived a perfect life, suffered a brutal death, before rising from the dead on our behalf. The gospel is bad news of our sin and rebellion, but also the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness and offer of a new life. A new way to live: one of joy, peace, and hope.
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 holy and meaningful Christian lives.
We believe that Jesus is the God-man. That he was a real, historic man who was also God in the flesh. We believe he lived the perfect life, suffered, died and rose again on our behalf. We believe that soon he is coming back to judge the living and dead, and that following him leads to a better life, one of quantity (eternity) and quality (joy).