OUR Story

1978

Evangelical Chinese Church Melbourne began as a bilingual fellowship in Box Hill at St Andrews Unity Church under the spiritual oversight of the late Rev. Ang Hoe Peng, a retired Methodist pastor from Malaysia.

1982

The fellowship was formally registered as Evangelical Chinese Church Melbourne (ECCM), and purchased a property on Elgar Rd, Box Hill to reach out to migrants and refugees.

1984

ECCM started an English service. 

1994

The English service moved into a second property on Holland Rd, Blackburn.

2000

2001

“Evangelical Community Church, Inc” was registered with the Victorian Corporate Affairs under the Victorian Association Act in September 2000.

The 11:15am service of the ECCM English Congregation in September 2001 became autonomous from ECCM and adopted the entity Evangelical Community Church, Inc (ECCI) with Dr (Mrs) Cheer Ring Ang as its first President.

2004

2005

The entire English Congregation of ECCM joined the autonomous ECCI in April 2004. The ECCI Mandarin ministry began in August 2004 as a Chinese fellowship using the Chinese Bible as the text to learn Chinese and English.

The Mandarin-speaking fellowship grew into a congregation in July.

2010

ECCI purchased and moved into Court Street, Box Hill.

2018

The Cantonese ministry began in October.

2021

The Cantonese ministry grew into a congregation in February.

Today

Today, we have two ECCI campuses for worship – the Blackburn campus conducts English and Mandarin services, while the Box Hill campus conducts English, Mandarin and Cantonese services.