our history

our pastor

Pastor Binh Nguyen is the founding pastor and the primary preacher at Sonlife Church. Prior to being a church minister he worked as a high school teacher within the city of Perth. He has obtained his theological training with the Australian College of Theology and looks forward to further studies in the coming years.

He is a gifted preacher whose sense of humour and practical style has touched the lives of many in this city and beyond and is a passionate man whose desire is to see individuals deepen in their intimate relationship with our heavenly Father, through the completed work of Jesus by the sanctifying power of the Spirit.

He is extremely proud to be a “sandgroper” and loves his WA sporting teams, especially the graceful Freo Dockers who have shown great humility over the past few seasons. Apart from praying for God’s people, he also keeps his mighty Dockers in his prayers and looks forward to their first premiership…one day!

He is very happily married to his beautiful wife Tran and they live in the beautiful city of perfect Perth with their three children, Oliver, Cameron and Matilda.

meet the team

Church Elders

The Council of Elders functions to oversee the growth of the Church in its entirety. The roles of an Elder are to pray, study the Word of God, lead the vision of the Church, care for the members of the Church, teach the Word of God, train and develop other leaders and live lives that are exemplary.

  • Benny Ho – External Elder | Faith Community Church
  • Binh Nguyen – Local Elder | Sonlife Church
  • Cheng Lai Lim – External Elder | Faith Community Church
  • Mike Keating – External Elder | Champion Lakes Christian Church
  • Simon Yung – Local Elder | Sonlife Church

Executive leadership

Sonlife Church in its financial and property affairs shall be governed and operated by the Executive Leadership Team upon consultation with the Council of Elders, who shall provide spiritual and scriptural directions and guidance.

  • Alan Ong – Executive Member
  • Binh Nguyen – Chairman
  • Brenden Lee – Executive Member
  • Bryan Chan – Executive Member
  • Claire Overheu – Church Secretary
  • James Seow – Executive Member
  • Ken Li – Church Business Manager
  • Reid Ballantine – Church Treasurer

Church Staff Team

The day-to-day running of the church is handled by the Senior Pastor and church staff, under the guidance of the Executive Leadership Team and the Council of Elders.

Binh Nguyen
Senior Pastor
Ken Li
Church Business Manager
Shereen Sidhu
Admin Support
Alan Ong
Admin Support
Timothy Wood
Pastoral Intern (Kids & Youth)
Long Nguyen
Pastoral Intern (Young Adults)
Samantha Phillips
Finance Officer

mission & vision

MISSION

Our mission is to bring glory to God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the centre of God’s mission is bringing reconciliation and redemption to a fallen creation. This center is found in the person of Jesus Christ. In Jesus we experience the grace of God, the love of God, the justice of God, the compassion of God, the mercy of God, the holiness of God and the patience of God. It is in this gospel that we see the vivid and comprehensive demonstration of God’s glory.

So at Sonlife Church we are really all about Jesus Christ. We want to make disciples of Jesus – someone entirely devoted to worshiping Him alone. By worship we don’t mean over a song during a Sunday service but rather see that every thought, desire, deed, and word brings glory to Jesus Christ.

VISION

We see a church in the western suburbs of Perth transforming our personal lives, our families and our city through the Gospel.

our beliefs

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God as originally given. We believe it is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe in the unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead. We believe there is only one God, who is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal return.

Grace by Faith

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God. We believe the justification of the sinner is by the grace of God through faith alone.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the personal presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration. We believe the indwelling, work and gifts of the Holy Spirit in all believers and in the church.

Universal Sin

We believe that man was created by and for God; that the universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, has rendered them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

Our Core Values

Bible-saturated

We are a contemporary Reformed Charismatic church with a passion for God’s Word. We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The proclaimed Word of God is central to everything we are and do at Sonlife Church.

Gospel-centred

We believe the Gospel of Jesus is the centrepiece of God’s redemptive plan for his beloved humanity. We preach the Gospel uncompromisingly to everyone for it leads to transformed, Christ-like lives. Our church will be culturally relevant so that our gospel-ministry engages and connects with our context and setting.

Spirit-led

We want the Holy Spirit to lead us in all aspects of life. This means waiting upon the Spirit for guidance and depending on him live a life that glorifies Jesus. We seek to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the benefit of others in our community.

Passionate in Worship

We worship Jesus with our all – our time, abilities, thought-life, actions and resources. We seek to worship and pray to Jesus with the passion he deserves, while remaining true to our God-given personalities. Our goal is to see Jesus glorified and exalted through joyful praises and intimate personal worship.

Authentic in our Relationships

We are a Church that enjoys doing life together in authentic relationships. We aim to love each other in ways that are genuine and practical, knowing it is more blessed to give than to receive. We want to be far more than a friendly church; we want be people that are warm, kind friends.

Intentional in Discipleship

We want to make and mature Christ-followers. Jesus called us to know him, to love him and follow him – and he then commissioned us to tell the world about him. We will challenge all to actively pursuing a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus, where we mature in many areas of our lives. We will all be discipled and then in turn pour out our lives into other believers in the Lord.