Peter and Karen began their ministry journey by leading a growing youth group in Hillcrest Christian fellowship, which was started by Eric and Gill Tocknell in 1984. They also served on the Eldership Team and in 1995 were handed the leadership of the church.
In 1994, as a team, they started the Hillcrest Christian Academy – an independent Primary School which has now grown into a much sought after education choice in the area. In recent years a high school was added. The whole school is now under the oversight of Curro Schools and the leadership of Melville Temlett.
In 2000, Peter responded to a word from God to “Build for the Harvest”, and together with the Eldership Team and the Church, stepped out in faith to build a new auditorium to seat 4500 people. The new building was completed in 2005.