Our History


Trinity Baptist Church was started in 1979 by Buddy Smith, who then pastored the church for 11 years. For the first several years, the church gathered in school rooms and rented facilities.


Our next pastor was Steve Gibb, who helped grow the church through expository preaching and an effective counselling ministry spanning 14 years. Pastor Gibb inspired an enthusiasm for missions by leading short term trips to Outback Australia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. TBC also constructed an auditorium at the current White Rock location in 1996.


In 2006, when the Lord led Steve Gibb and his family to serve in Vanuatu as full-time missionaries, the church called Steven Mock to be our pastor. Under Steven’s leadership, TBC has grown in its vision and desire to begin another church in a lesser-served area of the wider Cairns region.

Our property was upgraded in 2014, creating space for classrooms and administration to better serve our church family and our local community.