A New Story Begins
Every night around the dinner table, a loving husband and proud father would enthusiastically open his Bible, select a scripture and say a prayer, treasuring those moments learning about God and sharing it with his family.
Richard Holland was a ‘people person’, who loved and genuinely cared about everyone he met. People from all walks of life were drawn to him - he truly was ‘once met, never forgotten’. This love for people and desire to share the gospel with those around him were the catalysts for Richard starting a Sunday school in his house with neighborhood children, which was subsequently attended by adults. The small group quickly grew into quite a few families.
The vision that became CityLife Church was started in a small rented shop-front in Glen Waverley that was called ‘Waverley Mission’. But more importantly, it started in the heart of one man and a small group of fervent followers of Jesus Christ.