Eastern Districts Alliance Church (EDAC) is part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA, or ‘Alliance’) of Australia. Our primary location is in West Swan, WA, and we’re passionate about our local community. We offer a range of activities and events, including two weekly Sunday morning services at West Swan, one in Armadale, and one in Northam.
We began in 1991 in Eden Hill but quickly grew, and in 2016, we were able to build our own church building in West Swan. We moved in February 2017, and continue to be blown away by God’s faithfulness in providing such a amazing home for us as we continue to grow. We also meet in the Avonvale Primary School and Southern Hills Christian College Gym and we’re thankful too for these great locations.
Our aim is to magnify God’s holy name by bringing people to Christ in all His fullness; helping them to grow in the faith so they become worshipping members in His family, develop Christian maturity, become equipped for ministry and fulfil their part in the Great Commission.
About the C&MA
The Christian and Missionary Alliance (also known as the Alliance) of Australia, is part of a global movement centred on Jesus Christ, focussed on His Kingdom and mission. We are more than 6 million strong, and exist to fulfil God’s mission on earth- bringing the Good News of Jesus to our neighbourhoods, and to the world.
In Australia, the Alliance is a multi-ethnic movement, with more than 73 congregations.
The C&MA holds to a four-fold gospel. Jesus gave his very life for us and is the Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King. He has called us to share the story of His life, death and resurrection with others. The passion to share His story is fuelled by our desire to live the “deeper life” — a commitment to a growing and personal relationship with Jesus.
Meet Our Team
Senior Pastor, Rev. Russell Holmes
Russell was born in Bridgetown WA and became a Christian while studying metallurgy in Kalgoorlie. Shortly after, he married Corlalie, and after completing his degree, Russell and Coralie moved to Canberra, where Russell completed a Bachelor of Theology a the Alliance College. Russell and Coralie pastored a number of Alliance churches and, after the birth of their three kids, moved to Ambae in Vanuatu as missionaries. After a few years they returned to Perth, planting EDAC in 1991.
Associate Pastor, Rev. Dr Graeme Robinson
Graeme was born in London, in the UK, and immigrated to Australia as a toddler. As a child he grew up and was educated in Pingelly and Narrogin where he met his wife, Adele. It was in Narrogin that Graeme came to faith in Christ. Graeme and Adele were married in 1969, and Graeme began working for BP Oil at their Kwinana refinery, where his career spanned almost thirty years. Graeme then felt a call to ministry, left BP and travelled to the Alliance College in Canberra, graduating three years later with a Bachelor in Theology. Graeme was appointed Associate Pastor at EDAC in 2004. After further studies, Graeme graduated with a Masters degree in Ministry in 2006, and a Doctorate in 2016. Graeme and Adele have four children and eighteen grandchildren.
Ministry Director, Kyran Holmes
Kyran was born in Manly, NSW, to Coralie and Russell Holmes. The family moved to Vanuatu when Kyran was a toddler, and they worked as missionaries there for a number of years before returning to Perth. In 1991, Kyran’s parents planted Eastern Districts Alliance Church where he has remained ever since, serving as a youth group leader, Worship and Youth Pastor, and more recently Ministry Director. Kyran married Elena at age 23. Kyran is a gifted musician, having studied jazz guitar, and is currently completing a Ba. of Ministry through the Australian College of Ministries.
Office Administrator, El Holmes
El was born in Perth and has attended EDAC for over a decade. She has helped lead EDAC Youth and Young Adults ministries, and currently Team Leads Frisbee in the Boro. El has worked as a social worker and admin coordinator and now works part-time for both EDAC and Scripture Union WA. El is married to Kyran, and they live in Beechboro.