Our story started in 1996, when Pastors Claude and Carolyn Carrello became the senior ministers through a swift and unexpected beginning, which resulted in years of transition, challenges and incredible growth in membership and attendance.  


In 1999, our story at Awaken City developed further as we launched a fresh vision for the church. God had spoken separately to Pastor Claude, and his eldest son Christian, about naming the church “River of Life,” and gave them the vision to build a Bible Believing, People-Empowering, Soul-winning, and Nation Changing Church.

River of Life joined the C3 Church Global movement in 2003 and became C3 Rockingham. Growth in faith and membership continued, and over the next few years, purchased facilities in Port Kennedy with a small deposit.  Fast forward to today, we are currently in the same building, but with purpose-renovated facilities over the years, to cater for the growth and needs of our church.


In 2012, our vision expanded to include reaching 'One Million Souls for Jesus' by partnering with churches all around the world including Australia, Africa, Asia and more. 


Locally at our Port Kennedy church, we believe in providing a house of worship for all ages and generations to come.  We know God has called us to 'awaken our city' to worship.  A place where people can be equipped to KNOW GOD, FIND FREEDOM, DISCOVER PURPOSE and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Now, we are stepping into a new era as 'Awaken City'.  A C3 Global church. 


Our new name identifies who we are and encapsulates the driving force behind everything we do - reaching one more for Jesus!

Welcome to Awaken City!