Good Shepherd Christian School commenced in the early 1980s, born out of a conviction of the members of Good Shepherd Baptist Church to begin a school where their children could be educated and nurtured within a context of Biblical values and truth. Using the ACE curriculum, the Year 1 to Year 12 school was begun in 1983, meeting in rented premises for the first year. The following year, the church and school moved to the present site in Albany Creek, sharing their newly constructed building.
By 1988, a second building was necessary to accommodate the growth that was occurring in the both church and school. Since that time, with assistance from both Commonwealth and State Governments, various buildings have been added, including a library (using Commonwealth BER funding), and a purpose-built Prep Centre (using State Capital funding). Existing buildings have also been modified to provide computer and science labs, as well as home economics and study rooms.