About Us

Who we are

Perth Free Presbyterian Church meet in our church building on Alexander Road in Padbury. The Church is less than five minutes drive from the Whitfords Avenue exit off the Mitchell Freeway.

We invite you to join with us in our worship services. Our ministry is Christ centred. We believe that since salvation is in Christ alone, we must preach "Christ crucified."

Our Pastor

Rev. Philip Gardiner commenced his ministry in Perth in January 2014. Philip is from Northern Ireland and studied for the ministry in the Whitefield College of the Bible. He ministered in Carrickfergus Free Presbyterian Church for seven years before moving to Australia.

Rev. Philip Gardiner

Our Denomination

The Free Presbyterian Church is Christian denomination which has its roots in Northern Ireland. The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster has sister denominations in Nepal and North America. We also have missionaries serving in Europe, Africa and South America.

In Australia we have congregations in Port Lincoln and Lock (South Australia), Kingston (Tasmania) and here in Perth. The Perth Congregation moved to its present location in Padbury in 2009 having previously met in a school in Kingsway.

The Free Presbyterian Church is:

  • Reformed in doctrine

  • Evangelical in outreach

  • Sanctified in behaviour

  • Presbyterian in government

  • Protestant in conviction

  • Separatist in practice

The Free Presbyterian Church endorses the five great solas of the Reformation

Sola Scriptura — The Scriptures alone for matters of faith and practice

Sola Fide — justification by faith alone

Sola Gratia — by grace alone

Solo Christo — in Christ alone

Soli Deo Gloria — all to the glory of God alone

The sermons from our services can be accessed through sermonaudio.com/perthfpc

Our Articles Of Faith

  1. The Absolute Authority and Divine Verbal Inspiration of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God.

  2. There is but one living and true God, and in the Godhead, there are three Persons, equal in power and glory, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

  3. The Eternal Sonship, Virgin Birth, and Deity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  4. The personality of God the Holy Spirit, and the absolute necessity of His work in Regeneration and Sanctification, and His Infilling of the Indwelt Believer for power to live and witness for Christ.

  5. The Substitutionary Death of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Resurrection as the only way of Salvation through Faith.

  6. God has appointed besides the Word and Prayer the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

    1. Baptism – The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, under Christ the Great King and Head of the Church, realizing that bitter controversy raging around the mode and proper subjects of the ordinance of Christian baptism has divided the Body of Christ when that Body should have been united in Christian love and Holy Ghost power to stem the onslaughts and hell-inspired assaults of modernism, hereby affirms that each member of the Free Presbyterian Church shall have liberty to decide for himself which course to adopt on these controverted issues, each member giving due honor in love to the views held by differing brethren, but none espousing the error of baptismal regeneration.

    2. The Lord’s Supper — The Lord’s Supper has been appointed by our Lord for Remembrance of Him in His work as Saviour. Its purpose to the child of God is for strengthening, and putting a visible difference between the redeemed and the unregenerate. This Sacrament will be observed once each month in every Free Presbyterian Congregation, or more frequently as each local congregation shall decide.

  7. The visible and personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  8. These Articles, together with the Larger Catechism, the Shorter Catechism, and The Westminster Confession of Faith, form the Subordinate Standards of the Free Presbyterian Church.