We are a community of believers that are passionate about the things of God and because of this, we have a passion for people, our city, and our world. Our rich history has shaped our core values. Our culture is characterised by worship, the presence of God, family, revival, miracles and healings, and a culture of honour.

Whether it's your first time or you've recently become part of the family, we want to welcome you and also help you look for ways to get more connected and involved.


Transforming lives for good.


Transforming lives through the love and power of Jesus Christ.




Ross & Mary-Lyn have been the Senior Pastors at Bayside Christian Church for the last 18 years and have seen the church grow significantly during this time. They came from Buderim on the Sunshine Coast where they had been the pastors of a growing and successful church for 12 years. Their three adult children Steven, Tim and Rachael are all involved in church life and serve in various areas of ministry in Hervey Bay and Melbourne.


Ross & Mary-Lyn have been married for 38 years and have developed a really good team ministry together, complementing each other with their personalities and ministry gifts. They have trained an exceptional team of leaders and volunteers to minister to the church, city and Wide Bay region. Their leadership and ministry is characterised with a strong love for people and a clear prophetic edge.


Ross & Mary-Lyn are involved in many aspects of leadership in community life including being the Wide Bay Regional Leaders of the Australian Christian Churches. Ross is the chairman of the Hervey Bay Christian Ministers Association and also on the Board of Bayside Transformations. One of their strong desires is to see people set free so that they can live fruitful and effective lives. They have a strong vision to see the transformation of Hervey Bay and beyond with the life and power of Jesus Christ, and would love to meet you at Bayside Christian Church.


Bayside Christian Church commenced in 1940 as an outreach from the Maryborough Assembly of God church in Urangan.  The church grew steadily in the first 25 years then relocated to Pialba in 1964. The church then moved into a new and larger facility at its present location on Neils St, Pialba in 1979. During the 80's and 90's, the church continued to grow as the Hervey Bay area rapidly expanded. In October 2001, Pastor Ross & Mary-Lyn Davie and family moved from the Sunshine Coast to become the senior pastors. Since then, Bayside has grown to become a healthy and vibrant regional church with over 800 adults and children now calling Bayside their spiritual home.



Bayside Christian Church is affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches (ACC), formerly known as the Assemblies of God in Australia.  This movement of churches was commenced in 1937 in Australia and has now grown to over 1100 churches. In our church, you will find vibrant and contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ, express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships. Australian Christian Churches are Bible-believing, Pentecostal and Evangelistic. They believe in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit and desire to show the fruit of the Spirit in their lives.


You can find more information on Australian Christian Churches at www.acc.org.au 



Understanding Salvation

Want to know more about the Christian faith or recently become a Christian?  Then this course is your first step.




Spiritual Home

This step is finding out the importance of having a spiritual home and belonging to the church family here at Bayside.




Discovering your Gifts

In this step, discover your unique set of gifts and talents and how to use them to serve Jesus and others.




Belong is a leadership pathway to assist in growing our church from volunteers to leaders of Bayside Christian Church. 


It provides a pathway along which both personal and spiritual growth are the intended by-products of increasing individual responsibilities and capabilities in leadership opportunities within our church. Support, peer mentoring and training are provided by your leaders and it is relational in nature and intentional in its purpose to provide leadership pathways for growth.