Our Mission

Life Abundant: In Jesus ● As Community ● For the World

Our mission is to welcome people into the abundant life that Jesus promised us. As a member of the Baptist family of churches, we place a high value on the Bible and in teaching people to follow Jesus in all aspects of their lives.

Our church is committed to being authentic with each other, sharing life on a deeper level. We’re honest about life’s challenges and we celebrate together when things go well. We look after one another and we look outward together. We want to see more people understand the reason for the hope that we have in Jesus! Whatever stage of life you’re at and whatever your background, you are welcome. We love the pitter-patter (or enthusiastic stampede) of little feet; we value the wisdom, experience and grace of our seniors and we are thankful for the dedication of all those in between.

Come as you are and start the adventure of a lifetime with us as we follow Jesus together. Read more about what we believe or simply come along and say hi! We’d love to meet you.

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John 10:10

Our Beliefs

There is one God. God created all things: the heavens and the earth and all that exists in them. He is eternal one God in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2

Meet our pastor


Gavin Jones

Lead Pastor

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Meet our Leadership Team


Andrew Geytenbeek

Chair of OLT

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Andrew and his wife, Lyndal, have two young children. Andrew has a keen interest in seeing the church be a place for young families to find a community. Andrew loves sport, and spending time with his family and friends.


Kylee Humphrys

OLT Member

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Kylee and her husband, Darren, have two children. She is enthusiastic about serving with joy, and having an authentic worship experience. She loves travelling, music and finding happiness everywhere.


Danielle Forsyth

OLT Member

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Dani and her husband, Stef, have two children. Dani is passionate about serving the church and getting alongside people and chatting about faith and the big issues of life. She loves travelling, and when her kids sleep through the night!


Jeffrey Argent

OLT Member

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Jeff and his wife, Sarah, have two children. Jeff is dedicated to seeing the church care for and disciple teens to live a life of hope. Jeff loves BBQ ribs, hanging out with mates and travelling. His wife is awesome as well!

Our History

Glen Osmond Baptist Church has met in the historic Myrtle Bank church for over 100 years …

In 1882, it started as a preaching station out of Parkside Baptist and by 1884 it was recognised as a church in its own right and a member church of the South Australian Baptist Union (now Baptist Churches SA). Over the years, it has had lean times and strong times. But at all times it was dedicated to being a strong Christian community in the surrounding suburbs, with links to Glen Osmond Primary School and the War Vets Home.

LifeChurch Unley started out as a ministry of Unley Park Baptist Church, planted in 2009 in the church building. In 2016, the church community realised that God was calling them out of Unley Park in order to be a greater blessing to the community around them, and to find a place of their own to call home and to welcome people in.

In August 2017, these two communities merged together to create a NEW Glen Osmond Baptist Church, believing that God was leading them together to be more fruitful and effective for His glory.