Welcome


Hi, Friend/s

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read about our church. Our website cannot communicate the excitement we share about what God is at work doing amongst us, but we trust that what you do find here will be helpful and uplifting.

Our vision is to be a church where God is glorified and to see his kingdom grown.  We seek to glorify God through our life together as a congregation as well as in our personal walk.  Our commitment to see his kingdom grown is expressed in our participation in local, national and international mission.

Our church community is one of diverse age groups and nationalities and we seek to shape ministries to cater for this breadth of needs, but also to provide ways to express our love for and call to serve our wider community.

We are deeply committed to the faithful teaching of the Scriptures, believing that God’s Word brings freedom and life.  That is why our worship services and small group activity is centred on the Bible. The teaching that is given on Sunday morning is designed to help people understand the Bible in its original context with meaningful application to our lives today.

We have three Sunday services.  Our 10:00AM service is characterised by contemporary congregational worship with the families supported by a vibrant Kid’s Church which runs concurrently with the service.  At 2:00PM we have a Swahili service which is presented in both Swahili and English.  At 5:30PM our service caters largely for youth and young adults in its flavour, maintaining our commitment to gospel-centred worship and faithful biblical teaching.  We hope that these times inspire people to love Jesus more and live for Him daily.

Our programs are about building a unique experience of Christian Community. They are really just steps to help you on the journey of becoming more like Jesus. They are groups where we hope you experience genuine Christian community.

As you navigate through this website, I hope you find something to suit your age group, your interests and your needs.

Feel free to talk to myself or any of the staff about how you can be involved at WDBC.

David Hodgens

Senior Pastor


9:15am Pre service prayer

We invite people to join us for prayer from 9:15 to 9:45 prior to our morning service which commences at 10am.

10am Morning Service

Our morning service commences at 10am. A communion service is held on the 1st Sunday of the month

2pm Swahili Service

Our Swahili service commences at 2pm and is held in English and Swahili

4:45am Pre service prayer

We invite people to join us for prayer from 4:45 to 5:15 prior to our evening service which commences at 5:30pm.

5:30pm Evening Service

Our evening service commences at 5:30pm. A communion services is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month


Our Staff


David Hodgens

David Hodgens was born and educated in Melbourne before becoming a primary teacher in the Western District of Victoria,…

Matt Thorp

Matt’s role as Associate Pastor is to oversee the Pastoral Care of the church, helping people, whatever their circumstances,…

Steve Stokes

Church Administrator

Beth Buckman

Kid’s Church Ministry Leader

WDBC Staff

Youth and Young Adults Ministry Leader

Shanley Dempster
Shanley Dempster – Next Gen Support Assistant

Nextgen Ministry Support Assistant

Liz Buffett

Ministry Support Assistant

Our Leadership Team


The Leadership Team, exercises a ministry of spiritual oversight of the church, of temporal care of the church members, and of management of the church`s finance & property. Each Leadership Team member is elected by the church membership for a two year term of service.

Members of the Leadership Team can be contacted through the Church Office