Mission & Purpose


Church History

Our Mission and Purpose is summed up by the phrase “Loving God, Loving People”. It’s short and simple but for us it really sums up Jesus’ mandate for those who follow Him.

In Matthew 22:36-40, when asked by one of the experts in religious law, “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus replied by explaining that all the hundreds of religious laws and all the declarations of the prophets of old could be summed up in two thoughts.

  1. Love God with all you have, your heart, soul and mind and…
  2. Love your neighbour as yourself.

Sometimes life can feel complicated, our to do lists appear to be endless but the Church’s mandate is quite simple- love God and love people. Our desire is to not complicate the call of God for the church. It’s never been about programs or structures, Christianity is about mission. You have been designed by God to be light in the dark places, to live a life that stands out, that when people look at you they see both a love for God and His love shining through your actions towards others.

Here at Kingborough Family Church our desire is to join together and impact the world in which we live with the Love and Power of Jesus.

Our Values


refers to placing God as centre of all we do. Not the first in a long list of priorities but the centre of all decisions, plans and dreams. It’s about being spirit led, God led.


is talking about us as a church family- being inclusive, grace filled and forgiving. Jesus said the world will know you are my disciples because they will see the love you have for one another. Genuine unity is attractive to lost people.


reaches wider than our four walls. It’s about loving people with no strings attached. We as a church choose to serve our Community, to love on them and invite them into our family, no matter their beliefs or behaviour. It’s okay for people to belong before they believe.


As a church we must be growing. Jesus references normal healthy growth through so many of his illustrations in scripture. Fruitfulness is more than just faithfulness. God desires to see growth in our lives, in our character, in our gifts and talents, in our giving, in our understanding of the bible and all too often we just assume that growth just happens as part of the process. It doesn’t! Growth comes from intentional steps we take.


Our Team

Throughout the Gospels we Jesus displaying servant leadership. He set out to raise followers who would serve people and work hard at releasing others.

Here at Kingborough Family Church that’s our desire, to lead from the front. Leadership is not a title but a function and we see it as a privilege to serve those God has called us to minister with.

We have a great team but there’s always room for more. If you desire to serve and want to know more about opportunities please speak with Mark or Andrea .


Our Pastors: Mark & Andrea Ireland

Our Pastors: Mark & Andrea Ireland

Senior Pastor

Mark and Andrea have been leading Kingborough Family Church since 2014.

Mark has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years. At previous churches he has held positions as a youth pastor and associate pastor and has experience in schools, community engagement, discipleship, preaching and leadership.

Andrea runs her own business and has held a variety positions on eldership and boards. She’s had experience in leading teams for music, kids, youth and hospitality and has a passion to see people fulfil their God given potential.  

They’ve been married for 30 years and has two daughters Hannah and Mikayla.  

Andrea Ireland

Andrea Ireland


Paul Hochman

Paul Hochman


Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill

Service Teams

Mark ireland

Mark ireland

Pastoral Care

Katie Nash

Katie Nash


Angela Yost

Angela Yost

Kids / Admin

Matt Yost

Matt Yost

Schools / Jnr Youth

Heike Mumford

Heike Mumford

Youth / Community Care

Church History

Our History and Denomination

Kingborough Family Church was started just over 25 years ago beginning in the Kingston Beach Community Hall before moving into our current property in Huntingfield. The Church was originally planted from Hobart Family Church (now known as Velocity Church) under the Acts Global Churches movement.

Acts Global Churches (formerly Apostolic Church Australia) is one of the pentecostal denominations or families of churches which was birthed in Australia in 1930 from ministry that flowed from the Welsh Revival in 1904.

In many ways Acts Global isn’t different from other Christian denominations.  It holds to all the early creeds of historic Christianity and is in perfect harmony with orthodox Christian doctrine.  It is also in agreement with most other Pentecostal Churches.  Like them, we believe worship should be vibrant, and that God’s supernatural power is available for all Christians for daily living. 

If you would like more information visit- Acts Global Churches.

Acts Global Churches – What We believe

The one true and living God who eternally exists in three persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture.

The original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone, and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.

The virgin Birth, sinless life atoning death, triumphant Resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Second Coming, and eternal Kingdom reign.

The justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him, and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body.

The Sacrament of Baptism by immersion, and of the Lord’s Supper.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.

Christ’s leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the unity, maturity and growth of the Church.

The privilege and responsibility of wise stewardship of all that God has given, including the practice of tithing to the local church.

We believe that the covenant of marriage is the union of a man and a woman who have voluntarily entered into a loving, committed and exclusive relationship for as long as both live.