In May 2016, Pastor Allen Beardmore was sent as a church planting missionary from First Baptist Church in Clinton, LA. We originally met in the Shenton Park Community Centre and held a morning worship service, followed by a time of bible study, a luncheon and then an abbreviated afternoon worship service with a corporate prayer meeting. For the next year and a half, a biblical and theological foundation was laid to begin a Reformed Baptist church based on the 2nd London Baptist Confession of 1689. In November 2017, ERBC formally constituted.
Over the next few years, the congregation grew and the Lord allowed us to hire the play group facility next door to the community centre, which enabled us to have more space for a children’s Sunday school class as well as a safe play area. However, at the beginning of 2022, we lost our use of the community centre due to COVID restrictions put in place by the local council. In God’s providence, Covenant Bible Presbyterian Church in Attadale opened up their building for our use on Sunday afternoons. Although this building could only be a temporary solution due to space limitations, it was a gracious gift to our congregation from our brothers and sisters at Covenant and we enjoyed their hospitality from February 2022 – October 2022.
Since that time, we have been meeting at our current location here at Kingdom Light in Cockburn Central. While our two churches do not have a formal connection and in fact are quite different in our theology and practice, we nevertheless have a very good relationship with one another and ERBC is thankful to the Lord for his kind provision of an excellent and spacious building in which to worship him.
Thank you for visiting our website today and if you stop by our church in person, we would love to hear your own history of how the Lord has been at work in your life.