About Us

What is Firstlight about? You’ll get to meet some of the most loving and generous people around, because we have experienced the perfect love of God in Jesus. Thanks to caring leaders who show us what life with Jesus is all about, we know why we exist and where we’re heading.

If this sounds good so far, we invite you to take the next step – come and visit, connect or partner with us. Thanks for checking us out!

Jesus Christ

When Jesus died on the cross He said, “It is finished!” He had done what we could never do. In one act, He changed our standing with God – forever. From now on, God pours His love upon us without ever holding back! This is grace and this is what matters to us most.

Our identity as sons and daughters of God

Jesus welcomes us into God’s family. As sons and daughters, God empowers us to do good works for His purpose. We don’t do good works because we have to, but because we get to!


We see our church as a family, not just a Sunday event. Here we grow together and love seeing the best in each other, as God does, which helps us put aside our differences and build each other up.

Sharing the good news

We’ve experienced something that is too good not to share – real love, hope and peace in Jesus. Our heart is to share this message all over the world with words supported by actions and actions supported by the Word of God.

Click here to read our detailed statement of beliefs.

Firstlight originally began as the English-speaking congregation of Perth Chinese Christian Church (PCCC) in Doubleview, Western Australia. However, on 6 July 2008 we mark our new beginning as a church with a fresh vision for our city and beyond.
As a people of God, we have had many reasons to celebrate God’s goodness. His faithfulness and provision enable us to be difference makers for Jesus Christ in communities all over the world!

Our Leadership Team


Pastor Richard Tan

Rev. Richard Tan has been serving as our pastor since August 2005. Prior to that, he served with the Methodist Church in Singapore for 10 years before completing a Master in Theological Studies programme in New Zealand. While he was there, he was an itinerant minister with the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand for almost 3 years. Currently he is connected to the Wesleyan Church of Australia and associated with AFCM Australia.

He is married to Joanne, and together, they have two lovely children, Amanda Joy and Nathaniel Faith.

Sang Nguyen

Sang serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Management of Firstlight Church. He has worked in the mining industry for over 16 years in various leadership roles, from managing large operations to centralised strategic teams. Sang has a passion for missions and sharing Gods word inside and outside the local community. He is married to Anna, who leads the kids ministry at Firstlight, and together, they have two spirited children, Kieran Elijah and Mia Scarlett.

Sang enjoys time with his family & friends, tennis and also traveling and is invested seeing our community grow for His kingdom.