Geelong Campus

Grovedale Church

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About Planetshakers Church
Geelong 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 Jake Ford, Planetshakers Geelong Campus embraces all ages and cultures, offering programs to meet the needs of individuals and families.

Ideally situated close to Geelong’s CBD and main highway, Planetshakers Geelong is accessible for all who call the city of Geelong and surrounding areas, 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!

Grovedale Church:Geelong Campus
Location and Service Times


16/147 Marshalltown Road
Grovedale VIC 3216

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Service Times

9:30am & 11:30am

Jake & Emma, Campus Pastors, Planetshakers Church Geelong Campus

Jake and Emma Ford

Campus Pastors,
Geelong Campus

Pastor Jake Ford joined the Planetshakers family in 2010 when the Geelong Campus was first launched— immediately displaying great leadership qualities. He attended Planetshakers Bible College for one year in 2012, while concurrently serving as the Geelong Campus Youth Pastor. In 2016, Jake married his highschool sweetheart, Emma, and in 2017, after obeying the call of God to step into a new role, became the Campus Pastor. Jake and Emma welcomed their first child in 2020.

Pastor Jake Ford is a warm, welcoming and charismatic person who genuinely loves people. He considers it his greatest privilege to serve Planetshakers Church and the people of his beloved Geelong region, and desires to see people’s lives radically transformed as they encounter Jesus and are empowered by the Holy Spirit. He is passionate about seeing the City of Geelong significantly impacted for Jesus.

Russell & Sam Evans, Global Senior Pastors, Planetshakers Church

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.

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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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Level 1, 10-12 Cecil Street,
Southbank VIC 3006,

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