Our Story

The beating heart of TRIBES Church

Meet Cody and Chantel Byrne​

Cody Byrne’s life story is a tapestry woven with diverse geographic influences, shaped by his parents and guided by a divine plan. At the tender age of 20, Cody crossed paths with the radiant Chantel, who would become the love of his life. Today, they celebrate nine years of marriage and the joy of parenting four wonderful children.

Cody’s spiritual journey led him to receive ordination at Calvary Church, where he devoted over five years to nurturing the hearts and minds of young people in the youth ministry. Chantel, with her own five years of experience leading youth in the city, brought her unique expertise to Cody’s ministry when they joined their lives. Together, they embarked on a remarkable journey, leading the youth at one of the largest churches in America. Both Cody and Chantel earned Bachelor of Science degrees in family studies from the University of New Mexico, a testament to their commitment to family and community.

But Cody harboured a dream—a divine calling that disrupted their lives. An invitation to step out in his faith, to trust and believe in God’s plan, and to leave behind the familiar and embark on a life-altering journey.

A leap of faith

Cody and Chantel packed their life into six green duffle bags and embarked on a life-changing adventure to Perth, Australia, where they laid the foundation for TRIBES Church. Their hearts were aflame with the desire to help people experience the vibrant and diverse nature of God. Cody and Chantel were determined to create an environment where God's presence could move in powerful ways.

Humble beginnings

TRIBES Church was birthed in a living room, with just six individuals gathered around a table that only had room for four chairs. The heart of TRIBES Church reflects this humble beginning—a place where intimacy, connection, and transformation intersect with God.

Beacons of hope

Since those modest beginnings, TRIBES Church has blossomed. We've witnessed families find restoration, celebrated the birth of children within our church family, and rejoiced as people discovered salvation through the good news of Jesus Christ. We've seen individuals baptised and filled with the Spirit, ready to be sent out as beacons of hope to neighbouring nations. Our community has been transformed, one life at a time.

Our Values

Commonly held values are the key to unity and are the foundation upon which all our activity must be based.

Our Beliefs

We believe there is one living true God, eternally existing in triune: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.