We are a Church affiliated with the Queensland Baptist Union of Churches. Situated 8km north of the Brisbane CBD, we are a Bible based, evangelical Church.

Our mission is to follow Jesus, who said, “Come…follow me… become ‘fishers’ of men and women, and…go into all the world and make disciples.”

Folk from many nationalities meet each Sunday in our church complex. Our desire is to be relevant to all ages providing ministries which cater for the whole person, meeting physical, social and spiritual needs of people. There is a welcome waiting for anyone wishing to meet with us and to become part of our vibrant Church family.


Stephen Hendrick
Senior Pastor
SH Commenced 26 March 2017.

Murray Lawrence
Associate Pastor

I was born and bred on the north-side of Brisbane. My wife Coralee and I have two sons – David and Peter.

My previous employment has included 18 years working in the financial industry and 10 years as the manager of a small business. I enjoy travel, golf and running my model trains -especially my live steam models. Given the opportunity, I would love to continue learning to fly.

Stafford Heights Baptist has been my church home for the past 30 years and I’m pleased to be able to serve God in my current role.

Merryl Lyell
Office Secretary
I was born at Mundubbera in the Central Burnett region, famous for its beef and citrus industries. I grew up on a dairy farm and am an only child. Prior to marrying Glen and moving to Brisbane in 1988, I worked as a law clerk with a firm of solicitors. I was employed by Westpac until the arrival of our first child in 1992 and within a few years we became a family of five. I rejoined the paid workforce in 2003 as the Office Secretary at SHBC.I enjoy my part time role on the office and feel blessed to work with such a wonderful team. I am fortunate to still be playing netball and have the privilege of being in the same team as two of my teenage children. I love a good book, cooking, watching the kids play various sports, collecting stamps and spending time with my family and friends.