About us and our church

We are an Australian Christian Church and follow their beliefs


We are One Life Church Taree

We are a spirit-filled family, passionate about becoming everything that God made us be.


One Life Church Taree is a safe place where unity, honour, and encouragement are fought for, and change and conflict can be navigated with love, grace, and strength.  We are inspired by called people who submit to God and one another in reverence to Christ and endeavor to minister God's love naturally and sensitively.

Our vision is to smash Christian stereotypes and radically impact our world.

Our mission is to love others with the holy spirit, so that they may have intimate encounters with Jesus.

The hopeshop community centre is open Tuesday to Thursdays, drop in in and say hello, have a coffee and some yummy treats and have a browse in our wonderful little op/vintage shop. We also have well equipped rooms to hire out to businesses and other organisations for meetings and workshops.

Meet our Leaders

John & Mary-Ann Parer

John and Mary-Ann Parer became Senior Pastors in Jan 2015. 

John is passionate about people, community, church (and repairing the damaged stereotype it has) and seeing people become all God has destined them to be.

Mary-Ann has vast experience as a worship leader and has a passion to see the supernatural 'naturally' manifest and to see people find healing and freedom. 

Senior Pastors 

Kids Life

Agile Team, Mens & Hospitality

Graeme Elliott

Senior Key Leaders, Pastoral Care, Life Groups & Elder

Alex Elliot

Youth & Service Team

Peter Beale

Senior Key Leader & Elder


Caesar Tabacco

Assets & Elder

Judy Saundercock

Finances, Assets
 & Elder

Rob & Lois Peters

Senior Key Leader, Pastoral Care/Life Groups,  and Service Administration

Cathrine Newall

Kids Life Leader

Our History

One Life was established by indigenous evangelist Ps Willie Dumas in 2000.

He followed God's lead to foster and lead the rest of the community towards further reconciliation and restoration. He named the Church 'One in Christ' which was changed to One Life in 2011. ​

We have been in our building at 75 Muldoon Street for 20 years

Previous Pastors

Willie and Sandra Dumas

Peter and Wendie Dawson

Geoff and Lynn Rolls

John and Judy Harwin