History of the Church
- Birkdale Baptist Church and Cannon Hill Baptist Church are churches in partnership. They combined in July 2013 to seek to advance God’s work in both their neighbourhoods.
- The Birkdale Baptist Church and its forerunners have been serving in the suburbs around Capalaba in the Redland City Area since the middle to late 1970’s. Initially a Sunday School held at the Birkdale State School was begun in the mid seventies. This was followed by a home group from the Cleveland Baptist Church which met in the area and was later to form the basis of a separate Baptist Church to be known as the North Redlands Baptist Fellowship.
- Worship services for the new Baptist Church began at the beginning of 1978 and were initially held in the Birkdale State School. In 1980 another Baptist work was established at Capalaba to be known as the Capalaba Baptist Church.
- In 1987, the Redlands Baptist Fellowship and the Capalaba Baptist Church joined forces to purchase a parcel of land on the corner of Jones Road and Old Cleveland Road East for the purpose of constructing a building. In 1992, the building was completed and the merged congregations became known as the ‘Birkdale Baptist Church’. The heart of the formative members was to be an expression of the voice of Jesus in the community, build each other up, and continue to outreach.
- Further facilities were added to the site in the form of three demountable classrooms installed in 1997-8. 2002 saw a wing of offices constructed adjoining the church auditorium and finally in 2005/6 the church auditorium was extended and a separate kitchen and playgroup and conference room were added.
- In 2004, an adjoining additional block of land was purchased to give further available space for car parking and ministry activities.
- There are two services operating each Sunday with on average, 270 people attending per week. The total number of people regularly attending is about 740, with about 480 of these being adults.