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Urban Praise Church is a multi-cultural community with a heart desire to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. It is a place for the diverse cultures of Melbourne to call home.

Urban Praise is a community that makes room for people to encounter the very Presence of God. Our desire is to cultivate a Heavenly community here on earth where we can celebrate and Honor God through our heartfelt worship. Urban Praise is committed to being a house of Prayer for all nations and a safe place for healing and restoration.

We believe that by presenting a multi-cultural service we are in fact able to build bridges for the many people groups who attend, to make a deep connection with Jesus first and foremost while also building bridges with the wider body of Christ.

Pastor Jenny believes that the house of God should represent the nations if it is to be a true representation of Gods Kingdom here on Earth. We believe that God has made a place in His house for all people. (Isaiah 56:3-8)

**Watch this space to find out the opening dates of our Sunday Services**

jenny & jerome phillips

our pastors

"Together, through the direction of the Holy Spirit, we have created a home that allows freedom to express the diverse sounds of worship, a place where people genuinely feel at home and a place where people encounter the Presence of God!"

our pastor

Ps jenny phillips

“My life’s purpose through Jesus Christ, is to bridge the gap  between cultures to aid in establishing a heavenly focused community through providing, teaching and sharing the Word of God in various heart languages and relevant styles/forms/modes/ways.”

Pastor Jenny Phillips has a passion for people, Urban Praise Ministries, and teaching the word of God. It is through her ministry which expresses her compassionate heart towards God’s people. Pastor Jenny’s desire is to reach the diverse cultures of Australia and across the Pacific with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Pastor Jenny received her Bachelor Degree (BA) in Cross Cultural Ministries at Harvest Bible College in 2013. A retired hairdresser and salon owner of 25 years, Pastor Jenny was one of the few in Australia to specialize in Black hair care. It was during these 25 years that she built lasting relationships with her clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Pastor Jenny began by serving in various roles at Monash Christian Church under the oversight of Pastor Phil Martin. It was here that Pastor Jenny began to develop and grow in her faith. Pastor Jenny served as a senior leader, board member and member of the pastoral ministries team. After several years of faithful service at Monash Christian Church, Urban Praise ministry was birthed in 2005.

She is a leader, visionary and carries a strong apostolic anointing. Pastor Jenny acknowledges that her most important responsibility is her personal relationship with Jesus. With an incredible loving and accepting spirit, Pastor Jenny encouragers all those she meets to pursue a personal relationship with God.

our pastor

Ps jenny phillips

My life’s purpose through Jesus Christ, is to bridge the gap  between cultures to aid in establishing a heavenly focused community through providing, teaching and sharing the Word of God in various heart languages and relevant styles/forms/modes/ways.”

Pastor Jenny Phillips has a passion for people, Urban Praise Ministries, and teaching the word of God. It is through her ministry which expresses her compassionate heart towards God’s people. Pastor Jenny’s desire is to reach the diverse cultures of Australia and across the Pacific with the Gospel of Jesus Christ....

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Pastor Jenny received her Bachelor Degree (BA) in Cross Cultural Ministries at Harvest Bible College in 2013. A retired hairdresser and salon owner of 25 years, Pastor Jenny was one of the few in Australia to specialize in Black hair care. It was during these 25 years that she built lasting relationships with her clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Pastor Jenny began by serving in various roles at Monash Christian Church under the oversight of Pastor Phil Martin. It was here that Pastor Jenny began to develop and grow in her faith. Pastor Jenny served as a senior leader, board member and member of the pastoral ministries team. After several years of faithful service at Monash Christian Church, Urban Praise ministry was birthed in 2005.

She is a leader, visionary and carries a strong apostolic anointing. Pastor Jenny acknowledges that her most important responsibility is her personal relationship with Jesus. With an incredible loving and accepting spirit, Pastor Jenny encouragers all those she meets to pursue a personal relationship with God.

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our music director

Jerome phillips

Accumulating 35 years of experience in the music industry, it is clear that Jerome is not only an established member of the music community internationally but also a co-founder, valued member and Worship director of Urban Praise Ministries. Husband to Pastor Jenny Phillips, Jerome has a loving heart for people which is expressed through his strong sense of Pastoral care.

Together, Pastor Jenny and Jerome have three beautiful daughters, Tenaya, Kiara and Shiloh. As a family they are able to share their journey together and the call of God on their lives.
Native to Jersey City, New Jersey. Jerome believes that his contribution to Urban Praise has been the culmination of many years of experience in the music industry. It is a great personal testimony of how God can use one’s pre-conversion experience, talents and abilities for His glory and to further extend the Kingdom of God. It is through music that Jerome feels most at peace.

After 11 years of leading Urban Praise Ministries under the covering of Monash Christian Church, Pastor Jenny and Jerome answered the call of God to step out and plant Urban Praise Worship Centre. Together through the direction of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Jenny and Jerome have created a home that allows freedom to express diverse sounds of worship. In addition, it is a permanent place for the diverse cultural groups of Melbourne to encounter God.

our music director

Jerome phillips

Accumulating 35 years of experience in the music industry, it is clear that Jerome is not only an established member of the music community internationally but also a co-founder, valued member and Worship director of Urban Praise Ministries. Husband to Pastor Jenny Phillips, Jerome has a loving heart for people which is expressed through his strong sense of Pastoral care...

Together, Pastor Jenny and Jerome have three beautiful daughters, Tenaya, Kiara and Shiloh. As a family they are able to share their journey together and the call of God on their lives.
Native to Jersey City, New Jersey. Jerome believes that his contribution to Urban Praise has been the culmination of many years of experience in the music industry. It is a great personal testimony of how God can use one’s pre-conversion experience, talents and abilities for His glory and to further extend the Kingdom of God. It is through music that Jerome feels most at peace.

After 11 years of leading Urban Praise Ministries under the covering of Monash Christian Church, Pastor Jenny and Jerome answered the call of God to step out and plant Urban Praise Worship Centre. Together through the direction of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Jenny and Jerome have created a home that allows freedom to express the diverse sounds of worship. In addition, it is a permanent place for the diverse cultural groups of Melbourne to encounter God.

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