Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Founder Visits Church He Opened; Members Now Number More Than 2000

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Founder Visits Church He Opened; Members Now Number More Than 2000

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THE founder of international movement Christian Outreach Centre will visit Toowoomba on Sunday for two special services at 9am and 6pm.

In 1974, Queensland-born Pastor Clark Taylor opened the first Christian Outreach Centre in Brisbane, which became the fastest growing church movement during the 1970s and 1980s.

COC Toowoomba started in 1977 with 15 people, but quickly grew.

In 1979, Mr Taylor - along with former Member for the Darling Downs Tom McVeigh - officially opened the building that now stands at 513 Hume Street.

Through the years, Christian Outreach Church Toowoomba has grown to become one of the largest churches in the region, touching more than 2000 members in the community.

Lead pastor Ken Wootton has welcomed the chance to have Mr Taylor back.

"I'm really excited to give Clark the opportunity to return and see that what he began has made a difference not only to the lives of many generations, but also to the local community," Mr Wootton said. …

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