In November 1968, twelve people met to discuss the possibility of forming a church in the new suburb of Altona Meadows, just bare paddocks at the time. In 1971, a block of land designated as a church site became available and was purchased. Initially meeting in temporary facilities, the church grew rapidly with thriving adult and children's ministries. However, it wasn't until the 90's that the site could be developed and plans progressed. The church building was progressively constructed as funds became available, and finally completed in 2002.
Today, Altona Evangelical Church is a growing community that stands on the truth of God's Word, a place where the Gospel is proclaimed, the Bible is studied, the truths of Scripture are taught and where Christians may fellowship and reach the community around them with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.