Paradise Community Church is a member church of Australian Christian Churches. The church is based in Paradise, a north eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, and has three satellite locations in the north and west of the city, and in the city centre itself. It is pastored by Ashley and Jane Evans. Ashley Evans is the State President of Australian Christian Churches in South Australia, a position he has held since 2002. He is also a member of the National Executive of ACC, which oversights more than 1,100 churches. Jane Evans is an international author and a national board member of Compassion Australia.
The church was founded in the early part of the 20th century after meetings held in Adelaide by Smith Wigglesworth. Andrew Evans took over the church in 1969 when it was based in Klemzig. By the early 1980s, the church had grown from 150 in 1969 to over 2,000 people. In 1981, the church bought the current property in Paradise and it was officially opened the following year.
In June 2000, Ashley and Jane Evans became the church's Senior Pastors after years as the visionary and youth pastors. Since 2000, the church has grown from 3,000 to over 6,000 people.
Paradise Community Church has been a key part of launching some very successful churches such as Edge Church in Adelaide and Planetshakers City Church in Melbourne. The Planetshakers conferences and music started in Paradise Community Church, and in 2004 a church was planted by Russell Evans (Ashley Evans' brother) to carry the Planetshakers vision.
After winning Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian continued his association with Paradise Church, recording on their albums, "Adore" in 2004, (Sebastian wrote the track Adore) and "Set Me Free" in 2005.