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.
1. Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.
2. Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.
3. Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.
4. Knowing and obeying God’s word is fundamental to all true success.
5. Completing the Great Commission requires the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.
6. Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit we can accomplish nothing.
7. Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.
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. 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 Ministry Director. Kyran married Elena at age 23 and continues to serve at the church he grow up in.
Assistant Pastor, Rev. Andrew Vallance
Andrew lives in the small country town of Northam, Western Australia and pastors the Northam Alliance Church Plant while serving as a missionary for the C&MA in his community. With the support of his wife Kerry and a core group of dedicated and extraordinary volunteers, Andrew has built a Youth Group and church that reflect his heart for all the people of his town.
Associate Pastor, Rev. Dr Graeme Robinson
We would like to thank Graeme and Adele for their service at EDAC from 2004 to 2024. Two decades is a long time to pour yourself out in service to a community of believers, so words cannot express how grateful we are for them. In their time with us, they have made an eternal impact and will always remain part of our history and culture. We pray they would know God’s direction and blessing in this new season, and selfishly hope it involves continuing as a part of our community.