Our story so far

Marty and Margot McCrindle are the Senior Pastors of Generation City Church.


Generation City Church carries a full and fruitful history that spans over seven decades. It was established in 1937 as Hamilton Assembly of God, one of the early cooperative partners with the newly established Pentecostal Movement, Assemblies of God in Australia. Our Church has been instrumental in the birthing of new churches throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, has raised and commissioned Christian workers to many parts of the globe, and has enriched the lives of an immeasurable number of families and individuals across our city.

Generation City Church is part of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement.

Generation City Church is a contemporary, relevant, and generational church, seeking to provide a clear gateway that connects people to God by bringing Jesus Christ to a broken world.


Our desire is to lead people to the life-changing knowledge of Jesus Christ and the empowerment to live in the freedom He came to give us, by building a Christ-centred, Bible-based, outward-focused Church. 

What we Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives


We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.


We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and to empower us for life.


We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.


We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.


We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.


We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.


We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.