In July 1993, a few brothers and sisters in Christ with strong Methodist roots started a Bible Study group conducted in English language. By March 1994, the Bible Study group had grown to about 20 in number, hence there is a need to start a Sunday Worship Service.

In September 1995, a committee was set up by the Local Church Executive Committee of the existing Chinese Methodist Church in Nedlands to pave the way for the formation of a new local church to use English as the main language of communication. On 19 May 1996, Rev Dr. James C. H. Ha officiated the founding of Immanuel Methodist Church (IMC).

IMC continue to worship at 40 Kingsway, Nedlands at the church sanctuary of the Chinese Methodist Church in Nedlands with the view of planting IMC in a separate location. In November 1997, IMC (settlement in April, 1998) contracted to purchase a church building at 33, Cloister Avenue, Manning to be used as a place of worship, meetings, office and Christian education purposes.

IMC moved to the present building in September 1998. Currently IMC has both the English and Chinese speaking Sunday worship services held at 8:30 am, 11:00 am and 7 pm together with the Children Sunday School.

We can only marvel at God’s faithfulness and His providence throughout the past 20 years for IMC. The following timeline shows the development of the church from its formation to the present.

YEAR DATE HISTORY
1996 19 May The founding of IMC (also the formation of women fellowship and youth fellowship); Rev. Albert Chiew appointed as interim Pastor.
1997 1 Jan Pastor James Kwang on completion of Theological studies appointed by Board of Appointment to be Pastor.
1998 30 Apr Purchase and settlement of the church building in Manning.
1998 20 Sep Commencement of first service at Manning.
1998 Dec Church extension (Education centre/Office) completed.
1999 20 Nov Dedication of the Church building by Bishop Dr. Peter Chuo.
2000 16 Sep Groundbreaking for construction of church extension.
2001 16 Mar Church extension (new Parish Hall/ Conference Room) completed.
2001 25 Mar Commencement of first Chinese language service.
2002 May The establishment of the Young Adult Fellowship.
2003 13 Apr The establishment of the first Chinese choir.
2004 4 Jul The establishment of the Chinese Adult Fellowship.
2011 May Celebration of 15th Anniversary at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
2012 May The establishment of 7 pm Chinese worship service.
2013 Mar The establishment of Bunbury Chinese Fellowship.
2013 Aug The establishment of SaMuEr Fellowship and Mothers Group.
2013 Oct The establishment of Junior Youth Group.
2015 Jan The establishment of Bunbury Sunday School.
2015 Feb The establishment of Curtin Immanuel Club.
2015 Apr Starter Brightwater Care Group visiting.
2015 Nov The establishment of Chinese Young Professionals Group.
2016 May Celebration of 20th Anniversary at Perth Hall.