Our Senior Pastors
Wayne and Lyn Alcorn have been the Senior Pastors of Hope Centre since 2000, a church over 80 years old formerly known as Glad Tidings Tabernacle. Evident in its rich history is the mandate to plant churches, raise and send out leaders, and transform communities. Under the leadership of Wayne and Lyn, Hope Centre continues to flourish in its mandate; as a multi-campus, multi-ethnic church in Queensland's south-east corner, reaching communities down the road and around the globe. Wayne and Lyn have two sons, both married: Brendan and Josie, Ryan and Breony, and their much loved grandson, Dallas.
Wayne is a visionary leader and great communicator. He is most passionate about championing the cause of Christ, empowering the local church, and continuing to raise the next generation of leaders. With over 30 years in ministry, Wayne is the current National President of Australian Christian Churches and a sought-after speaker across the globe. He shares candidly through life-experience, humour and Biblical truth.
Lyn is the driving force behind Hope Centre's welcoming environment and strong pastoral care. She is passionate in seeing people find a place to call home. Her care for people extends beyond the sphere of local church and into communities down the road around the globe. Her women's conference She Stands for Justice has gained a significant following in our nation as a very practical conference that connects justice as worship in action.
WE ARE CHRISTIANS WHO EXIST TO BRING HOPE TO HUMANITY, RAISE LEADERS AND PLANT CHURCHES THAT TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES, BOTH DOWN THE ROAD AND AROUND THE GLOBE.
The roots of Hope Centre span more than 80 years ago when we were known as Glad Tidings Tabernacle, based in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. Since then our reach has expanded across South East Queensland and into the Northern Territory with sites in Brisbane, Logan, Moreton, Ipswich and even into Alice Springs with our sister church, Desert Life.
Hope Centre is part of Australian Christian Churches.
Worship is our highest response to who God is, what He has done and is doing in our lives. Above all, He is worthy of our worship.
We value both individual and corporate worship. We encourage believers to develop an expression of daily worship in their life. We also encourage believers to come together each week to offer an extravagant expression of worship to God.
Discipleship is simply a biblical term for personal growth through relationship with Jesus. As we draw closer to Jesus, we cannot help but become more like Him. Ultimately we are responsible for our personal walk with God but equally we thrive in community, which is why we offer discipleship pathways through many aspects of church including Life Groups, Hope Academy and midweek gatherings.
We were created by community (God - Father, Son, Holy Spirit) for community. We thrive in who we are as followers of Christ when we gather together. One of the many great ways to connect with others is through Life Groups.
Our aim is to see individuals and communities find hope and wholeness through the transforming power of the Gospel message. Everything we do is an activity that champions HOPE.
Holistic Ministry: Serving the whole person (spirit, soul, mind & body) and their community.
Opportunity for All: Creating voice and inclusion for all in the community regardless of race, gender, creed or economic status.
Partnership: Partnering with communities and their representatives to see them flourish with dignity transformation and empowerment.
Economic Health: Fostering sustainability, empowerment, and sound stewardship of finances, gifts, resources and people.
Our mission is outworked locally, nationally and globally.
Evident in the 80 year history of our church is a mandate to raise and empower leaders. In a multi-site church, there is room for people to find their expression of service and leadership. Hope Academy is one of our formal avenues for leadership development and Biblical training.