Who we are, what we believe

Our vision is to see Bass Coast and South Gippsland changed and renewed by the salvation of Christ Jesus who has died for us.

There are lots of things we do here such as supporting young families through our weekly programs. Not only that, but we have started multiple overseas programs supporting the needy and providing hope and joy to God’s Global family.

We believe everyone has a purpose and destiny and we want to help you achieve your greatest self.

Pastoral Team

Here at Grace Chapel, we strongly believe in serving the church and serving our community. We want to make available as many opportunities for people to volunteer and serve alongside our staff team.
Even those serving on our staff team, including our pastors, are all volunteers passionate about serving Christ and the children of Christ.

Senior Pastor Peter and wife Janice have been serving at Grace Chapel since 2018 originally as Associate Pastors but accepted the appointment as Senior Pastors in 2021. Pastors Peter and Janice pastor two church communities, Grace Chapel, and their original fellowship at Yarram Community Church and love doing so! Pastor Peter is a full-time builder and Pastor Janice is a casual relief teacher at Chairo Christian School. Pastors Peter and Janice invite you to contact them directly;
Janice: 0400 425 250.

Assistant Pastor Karen Thorp has been part of the Grace Chapel family since the “80’s”. Karen started serving from 2010 as Pastor Christopher Chetland’s secretary and recently appointed the position as Assistant Pastor in 2021 helping Peter and Janice Muir.
Karen: 0432 189 911.

Our Declaration of Faith

The Bible – its full inspiration and infallibility.

The eternal unity and trinity of the Godhead, comprising Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Lord Jesus Christ – his pre-existence with the Father, his virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death for the sins of the world, his resurrection for our justification, his ascension to the Father’s right had, and his personal premillennial return to reign upon the earth. 

The Holy Spirit, the Comforter – received personally as at Pentecost, with signs following; the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit.

Full salvation – for everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ; the necessity of the new birth by receiving Christ by faith; and cleansing from all sin through his blood.

The ordinances – baptism by immersion, for believers only; and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.

Divine healing for the body, as secured in the atonement of Christ; and deliverance from demon possession and from all the bondage of Satan.

The Church which is the Body of Christ, comprising born-again believers of all nations and denominations; the cooperation of all members of the Body of Christ in the unity and power of the Holy Spirit, for the presentation of an all-sufficient Christ to all peoples.

Bible prophecy – its fulfilment in world events, heralding the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the setting up of his millennial kingdom upon earth.