A group of Christian believers meeting in Yungaburra

Yungaburra State School Hall | Sundays @ 9.30am
YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN USSunday Worship, Live Streaming

lease Note:  Change to Worship ServiceSunday March 24

Combined Service to be held at Atherton Tablelands Baptist Church, 16 Gibson Street, Atherton. 
Service Commencement – 10.00 am.

There will be no Service in Yungaburra on Sunday 24 March

Easter Services

Good Friday – 29 March – 9.30 am

Easter Sunday – 31 March – 8.00 am.  Note now at the Yungaburra School Hall


Every Sunday


9.30 am  Yungaburra State School Hall

(entrance via Maple Street, Yungaburra

Live Streaming For those who cannot make our worship service in person, e.g, you are incapacitated or are not feeling well, Lakeside Community Church, now provides a link to our worship service via Zoom.  If you would like to link in with us on a Sunday morning, please text 0474 964 497 and you can then be provided with a link.

You are welcome to join us!

Sunday Services

We meet as a church family to worship God every Sunday morning at 9.30 am in the Yungaburra State School Hall, entrance via Maple Street, Yungaburra.

We aim to make our service, honouring to the Lord and to each other.

Anyone is welcome to attend our Sunday Service.  During our worship service we will sing songs of praise to God, we will pray and we will hear a message from the pastor or another speaker from God’s word, the Bible.

We are a family friendly church, children are most welcome!


About Us

Lakeside Community Church Yungaburra is not a building.  Our church is a group of Christian believers who are bonded together through the belief that Jesus Christ is God’s son.  We believe that in dying, he took on our sin to make things right between God and us.  One of the main differences between Christianity and other religions is that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.  He is as alive and real today as he was 2000 years ago, having a positive impact on the lives of those who love him and accept him.

It is important to note that we are certainly not perfect, but as a group of believers, seek to support each other, with God’s help through the Holy Spirit.

Jeff Lawson is the pastor of the church.  To learn more about Jeff and where he is coming from, please select below.


Visiting Information?

We meet together as a church in the Yungaburra Memorial Hall, 9.30 am each Sunday morning.  If you would like to know more, please call 0417 782 588.

Have Kids?

Jesus loved kids and so do we!  We have have a number of younger families who fellowship with us.

So in short, kids are very welcome at Lakeside Community Church Yungaburra.

Connect through
Home Groups

During the week, a number of our congregation get together through what we call “Connect Groups”.  You are also welcome to join one of these groups.  Please use the contact form below to ask for more information.

Live Streaming

Though Lakeside Community Church does not live stream, every Sunday morning, Atherton Tablelands Baptist Church live streams it’s service via Zoom.  The Atherton service starts at 10.00 am.

If you would like to link into the Zoom worship service, please call or text 0474 964 497 anytime.

Also, Atherton Tablelands Baptist Church records the weekly message usually given by the pastor.  This is available to hear on iTunes podcast or via direct download from

About Pastor Jeff Lawson


Jeff has a burning desire to tell people about the transformed life that can be theirs through a life- changing encounter with Jesus Christ.  Coming to faith in Jesus in his mid-thirties, Jeff knows the difference faith makes to life through firsthand experience.  Seeing people come to a place of true freedom, hope and joy is what he longs for everyone.

With a passion for young people, he has served in Youth Ministry for many years, previously in Mackay Baptist Church, and then as Associate Pastor at Atherton Tablelands Baptist Church.

Jeff works with and encourages those who have faith in Christ to live their lives in the freedom of Christ through the teaching of the promises found in the Bible, the Word of God. Married to Karen, their life purpose is to serve God and His Church as a team. Jeff and Karen have two adult children and no grand children.

You are welcome to call Pastor Jeff on 0417 782 588 or drop us a line through the below contact form.

Where to find us on a Sunday Morning!

Yungaburra State School Hall, 2 Maple Street. 

Heading to Yungaburra, if you turn north onto Maple Street, the school hall is on the intersection of Maple Street and the Gillies Highway.

Yungaburra State School Hall

About us

Our Baptist Church Heritage

Lakeside Community Church is part of the Queensland Baptist family of churches.  Many of the congregation which are now meeting in Yungaburra, previously met at the Atherton Tablelands Baptist Church building.  That church has seen significant growth in the past couple of years and a decision was made to expand out to other communities, Yungaburra being the first.

Baptist churches are members of a family of churches, each one independent but adhering to the same beliefs.  Importantly, we hold to believers being baptised and regularly observing communion, both important teachings in God’s word, the Bible.

One interesting point with Baptist Churches is that if a cross is displayed , it is always an empty cross, why?  The reason is simple, the Scriptures teach us that  Jesus Christ died on a cross.  He was buried and rose again to life on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4).  He did this voluntarily, dying for and taking on the sins of you and me.  Jesus is is alive, he is no longer on the Cross!  Scripture also teaches no person is without some type of doing wrong (called sin).  God cannot stand or be in the presence of sin.  All sin, not matter how small, or how great, can be forgiven.  Some of the important people taught about in the bible, committed terrible sins, even murder, and were forgiven by God.  If we put our faith in Jesus, and accept him as Lord of our life, God will forgive us, no matter what we have done.  No sin is too big for God to forgive.  God can save us from being rejected by him and he gives us the opportunity to be with him for all time, even though we may physically die.  We believe that even though the cross is a wonderful symbol of Christianity, it is an empty cross thanks to the life and work of Jesus Christ. 

If you want to know more about what the Bible teaches us, please call Pastor Jeff today!