Our church, Place of Joy, is a branch from Indonesian Family Church in Perth, WA. Started in 2005 as a church with small number of people, our church soon grows to a community that aims to be a blessing to many people, impacting many lives, both in Melbourne and in Indonesia.
We are proud to call our church home.
Daniel Ong is a servant of God, called for full time ministry when he was 18 years old. He started ministering in a children ministry, teens, and youth group in Indonesia. He is married to Karen Susan Ong, and has two sons, Gershom and Eizer. Daniel and Karen are originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and migrated to Perth to serve God’s calling in their life. Daniel has a motto in his ministry, “to maximize God’s gift in his life, until the time he meets God”.
Yuwandi Buntarja is our pastor of Place of Joy Melbourne. Along with his beloved wife, Lina Suprijadi, they both have ministered to us since April 2007. We call them Ko Iwan and Ci Lina. God has entrusted them to grow a church that puts the unity of the body of Christ as one of its core values, a church that is contextual, modern, and full with the spirit of a family.
Our Vision & Mission
Our vision is to build a strong community based church with far-reaching capability impacting nations.
Our mission is for us to embrace His love and share it to others so together we can change the world to be a better place.