Scott and Melody have been part of the Baptist World Mission family since 1980. After church planting for seven years in Papua New Guinea, they moved to Australia to continue their ministry. They are working to establish the Northside Baptist Church in Quinns Rocks, north of Perth, Western Australia. Their goal is to see the church become a self-governing, self-supporting, conservative, independent Baptist church. They have three church services each week. Our evangelistic outreaches include door-knocking, distributing tracts, youth activities, teen activities, church activities, Bible studies, and a website www.northsidebaptistchurch.org.au. Both numerical and spiritual growth has been very slow, but we praise the Lord that several souls have been saved. The Lord often brings visitors to our services and attendance is increasing.
The Perth area of Australia is temperate year around. Hot and dry in the summer; cool and rainy in the winter. Perth is the capital of Western Australia with a population of about two million and is located in the southwest corner of the country. We are serving in Quinns Rocks and surrounding suburbs in the extreme northern portion of Perth.