Our Story

The Early Years

In 1901, Stanmore Baptist Church (SBC) was established by a handful of Christians who wanted to reach the growing city of Sydney with the good news of Jesus. The church called C.J. Tinsley from Spurgeon’s College, London to be it’s first pastor.

By the grace of God, SBC rapidly became a centre for evangelism and a base for building up the wider church. The church had a vibrant ministry to children, supported numerous missionaries and positively impacted the community over the 44 year ministry of C.J. Tinsley. More information about the First Fifty Years can be found here.

This gospel zeal would continue over the course of time with various ups and downs in the life of the church. Since it’s founding, God has proven Himself to be steadfast and faithful throughout 110 years of our church’s history.

The Latest Chapter

The commitment by SBC’s founders to reach Sydney for Jesus is still very much a part of who we are, and what we are passionate about today.

Whilst our city may have changed dramatically from its towering skyline, relentless pace of life and fast growing multicultural population, some things never change. The greatest need for the people of our city is to be in a right relationship with God through Jesus.

At SBC, our desire is to know Christ, and to make Him known throughout Sydney. This can only be achieved if we are Christ centred, Bible based & loving community.

We work together as a body, design our ministry efforts to engage those around us with the gospel, and encourage meaningful relationships with God, each other and the world.

We invite you to join us in transforming our city for the glory of God.