About Planetshakers Church
Melbourne East Campus
The heart of Planetshakers Church is to see lives transformed and empowered through personal encounters with God’s Presence.
Under the leadership of Pastor John Herbert, Planetshakers East Campus caters for all ages and cultures, offering a variety of programs to meet the needs of individuals and families.
Situated near Ringwood train station, Eastland shopping precinct and the Ringwood Bypass freeway exit, Planetshakers East Campus is accessible for all who call Melbourne’s East—home.
Planetkids provides a safe, fun-filled environment where children enjoy an age-appropriate church experience. planetboom offers teenagers a place to belong, cutting-edge creativity, and teaching and mentoring to help them thrive.
PlanetUNI programs provide community, support and mentoring for university students while PlanetBusiness connects business people, empowering them for influence and success in the marketplace.
Empower Ministry provides food relief, support for refugees and asylum seekers, prison ministry, mentoring and care for vulnerable people.
Everyone is welcome!
Ringwood Church East Campus
Location and Service Times
251 Maroondah Hwy
Ringwood VIC 3134
Pastor John Herbert has belonged to the Planetshakers family since 2010. He is married to Debbie and is the father of two champion sons—Nate and Javan.
Born and raised in South Africa before migrating to Western Australia, John always had a heart for his homeland and returned with his young family in 2011, to plant the first Planetshakers international campus in Cape Town. John and his family discovered their God-given passion for embracing diverse cultures and pioneering new campuses, going on to plant a second international campus in Singapore before returning to Melbourne, Australia in 2020, to establish a local campus in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs. John currently serves as Campus Pastor —Planetshakers East.
John is known for his grass-roots, systematic approach to evangelism and discipleship, and is passionate about nation-building mission endeavours. He lectures at Planetshakers College and is a zealous supporter of the Manchester United and Collingwood football clubs.
Russell and Sam Evans
Global Senior Pastors, Planetshakers
Russell and Sam Evans are the founders and global senior pastors of Planetshakers Church—a large and rapidly-growing church that gathers in 6 local campuses across Melbourne, Australia, and 3 international campuses in Cape Town, South Africa; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and Singapore.
Russell and Sam are committed to the church’s God-given mandate of Empowering Generations to Win Generations, seeking to present the good news of Jesus Christ in ways that are contemporary, relatable and attainable for people of all ages, race and social status. They are passionate about producing fresh praise and worship music that facilitates personal encounters with God and brings healing and breakthrough to people’s lives.
An atmosphere of fun and faith where kids can learn, grow and connect.
A gathering of hundreds of teenagers from across Melbourne together to have the best time and to encounter God.
On a campus near you planetUNI is a place where all college students can connect, belong and grow into all that God has called them to be.
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Planetshakers Church (Main Office)
Level 1, 10-12 Cecil Street,
Southbank VIC 3006,
Monday – Friday except public holidays
9am - 5pm