Biloela, QLD - Baptist

Year Built: 1987

Denomination: Baptist

Address: 1A Valley View Drive, Biloela, Queensland, 4715

Architect: SW & L M Baldwin

Traditional Owners: Gangalu people

Last Updated: 04/11/2022

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History and Architecture:

The first Baptist church in Biloela was erected at 48 Bell Street during 1954 and 1955. It was 50 by 25 feet, with a flat 30 foot by 25 feet attached.

On 5 February 1984 the deacons submitted a plan to the church for the purchase of a new property of two hectares at the corner of Valley View Drive and the Dawson Highway. This was accepted by the church and planning commenced. On 16 June 1985 the church approved the erection of a multi-purpose building with a 250-seat sanctuary, a hall of around 200 seats, and ajoining Offices, a nursery and domestic facilities.

A contract was subsequently awarded to SW & L M Baldwin of Thangool for $319,586 for the construction of the new sanctuary, which was 709 square metres.

The new building, called the Baptist Church Ministry Centre, was officially opened on Saturday 28 November 1987 by Pastor Fred Stallard, Interim General Superintendent of the Baptist Union of Queensland. He was assisted by local church member Mrs Florence Rye, who cut the ribbon at the front door and Mr Walter Andersen, who led the dedication prayer.


Some start and end dates for Pastors from 1955 to 1962 cannot be confirmed at this time.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1954 - Rev David Humphreys From Monto
1955 - Pastor Alan Brady
1955 - Pastor Donald Hume
1955 - Pastor John Parker
1955 - Pastor Norman Butcher
1965 - Pastor Brian Shirley
1969 - 1974 Rev George Thompson
1974 - Rev Philip Gunton
1981 - 1988 Rev Tony Egan
1990 - 1998 Pastor Murray Lean
2000 - 2008 Rev Allan Sharpe Associate Pastor
2003 - 2004 Pastor Jeff Bails Associate Pastor
2010 - Pastor Graham Ballin
2013 - Pastor Nathan Stanley


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Stephen Foxwell. Dates and names of some pastors.


1. Someting more than Gold - Baptists in Central Queensland 1862 - 2012. Edited by David Parker.