The idea for a Byford FRC was set in the minds of the men and women who attended the congregation in Armadale, but lived in the Byford area or south of it. Initially, these members met as bible study groups and then assessed whether the group was willing and able to assume the responsibilities of Church institution.

The Free Reformed Church of Byford was instituted on Sunday 27 January 1985 with 171 members. Initially, the group met for Sunday services in the local Byford Hall, but 2 years later, on 26 January 1987 the Byford Church building was officially opened and within this same year received its first minister and pastor, Rev C Bouwman from Canada. He served the congregation for 7 years and after a vacancy of 16 months, Rev W van der Jagt arrived from the Netherlands having accepted the call to serve in this congregation. (December 1995).

As a daughter church of FRC Armadale, with rapid growth, Byford soon became the mother church of Rockingham (1992), Bunbury (2001), Darling Downs (2003) Mundijong (2009), and Cardup Brook (2023).