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Our Vision

Our vision is to be an international and multi-generational church trained, motivated and mobilised to share the gospel to the lost and make disciples.

Mission Statement

We exist to love God and help people follow Jesus.

We believe

...in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...

One God , eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...

Our Lord Jesus Christ , God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...

The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...

The Holy Spirit , by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...

The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Our Values

  1. We Value Our Relationship With God
    The greatest gift Jesus has given to us through His death and resurrection is Himself. We make it our priority to enjoy our personal relationship with God. We believe that loving God is foundational to genuinely loving others and joyfully obeying God’s Word.
  2. We Value Each Other
    We are called to follow Jesus in community. That is why we aim to develop life-long relationships with our spiritual family. We find genuine and practical ways to love and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ, and commit to sharing life with each other.
  3. We Value The Lost
    Because Jesus came to seek and save the lost, we are committed to extending Christ’s love and generosity to the unbelievers God has placed in our lives and introduce them to Jesus.
  4. We Value Discipleship
    We believe that Christianity is a life-long journey of being transformed and growing up spiritually. Since spiritual growth comes from God, we focus on ministering to people’s hearts and helping one another follow, obey and depend on Jesus.
  5. We Value Marriage & Family
    We believe that marriage is God’s idea and design. Therefore, our standards for marriage and parenting are based on His Word. We commit to glorifying Christ in our marriages and raising our children to be disciples.
  6. We Value Corporate Prayer
    We believe that praying and worshipping together is one of the most significant things we can do to cultivate unity in the church. For this reason, we gather every Monday night to worship and pray for the church.

Our Pastors

Ps. Agus Budiman Senior Pastor

Agus Budiman has been the Senior Pastor of Praise Centre Church (formerly known as Indonesian Praise Centre) for over 27 years. Praise Centre is a diverse church. Agus' vision is for Praise Centre to be an international and multi-generational church trained, motivated and mobilized to share the gospel and make disciples. Agus graduated with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering in Germany, and has also completed studies in Leadership and Exegetical Studies at Tabor College in Melbourne. Agus is married to Dr. Lilian Budiman and they have 3 daughters and one grandson (for now). Agus loves coffee, and taking long drives along the Victorian coast-line with his wife.

Ps. Ruth Budiman Tedjokusumo Young Adults Pastor

Ruth left her career in Human Resources to respond to the call for full time ministry in April 2014. Initially, she started as a volunteer in a full-time capacity, helping the church transition to a discipleship-based model of small group ministry and building the young adults ministry. In July 2017, Ruth was ordained as our Young Adults Pastor. She is passionate about seeing students and young professionals live out their missional purpose as disciples of Christ.

She is married to Edwin Tedjokusumo, who works in branding, and they have a son named Levi and a daughter named Faith.

Ruth enjoys having conversations (with anybody) over brunch and trying out new restaurants with her husband.

Ps. Jimmy Wiranto Children Pastor

Jimmy Wiranto has been serving as a volunteer at Praise Centre for the past 18 years. He has been involved in various ministry teams, including the usher team, multimedia team, and more recently, in Kids Church and life group ministry.

After completing a Bachelor of Economic and Finance, and a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems in 2002, Jimmy worked as a Senior Waste Water Consultant in the Government Water Corporation. In July 2017, he left his career to pursue God’s calling in his life, and joined the ministry full time as our Kids Church Pastor.

Jimmy is married to Sandra Suryadi, and they are blessed with 2 teenagers (Keisha and Jovan). He is passionate about raising the young generation, and believes that building leaders and disciple makers should start at an early age. Sandra’s passion is helping young women and families grow in their relationship with Christ.

Jimmy loves food, coffee, driving, adventurous and outdoor activities (except in winter). Sandra loves coffee and dessert. As a family, they love to spend quality time and watch movies together.