Origin & History.

In 1975 a few families from Malaysia began to meet together in the home of one family. Their aim was to minister to the spiritual needs of newly-arrived Chinese migrants and overseas students.

Initially the church service was conducted in English, but as the Church grew the need arose for translation into Cantonese and then Mandarin.


By 1983 a Chinese Speaking congregation started meeting at the same time as the English Speaking congregation.

In 1985 CCCB registered with the Queensland Government as a Religious Organisation.

For the first 13 years of its existence the Church occupied a number of borrowed or rented premises in a few different suburbs, all within 15 km from the University of Queensland from where many students joined the Church.

In 1988 the Church purchased an old hall in Auchenflower where it met for 3 years before selling the buildings and purchasing a former Uniting Church building in St Lucia (near the University) where two of our Churches continue to meet (one English speaking, one Mandarin/Cantonese speaking).

In 1993 the Church, desiring to expand its Chinese Speaking work in the south of Brisbane , purchased a former Baptist Church building in Holland Park where our third congregation (Mandarin/Cantonese) started meeting. While they were there a small English Speaking congregation also began meeting.

Then in 1999 the Holland Park congregations moved to larger premises in Rochedale where they continued to meet until May 2004. From there they moved to Sunnybank State High School for two years.

In May of 2006 CCCB signed a contract to purchase a new warehouse building in Coopers Plains which our two south-side Churches now use for meetings.

In 2009 a fifth congregation (5:17 Church) began and thrived for several years, but then folded in January 2017 as the key leaders left the Church, either for personal reasons, or to take up ministry positions elsewhere.

We have seen much blessing in CCCB over the years with many people growing in God and several committed to full time Christian service.

In 2007 and 2008 we began a restructuring of CCCB in order to recognise and facilitate the growing autonomy of our 4 congregations, and a major corresponding rewrite of our Constitution. These were approved at a General Meeting in April 2009.

When we did this restructure, we recognised that it would serve us for a few years, but something more robust would be needed for a longer term. Hence in 2013 we again reworked CCCB’s structure so that Member Churches under the CCCB umbrella would be able to function autonomously, and this new structure was approved toward the end of that year and implemented at the beginning of 2014. So now, CCCB’s 4 Member Churches are individually registered with the Queensland Government as branches of CCCB, and each has its own Constitution and Management Committee. While operating independently, we all share the same desire to grow disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ and to honour His name.