OUR PASTORS

Pastor Andrew

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Andrew and Vanessa have been married 17 years and have four beautiful daughters Indianna Hope, Avalon Jade, Eden Cleopatra and Sahara Justice. Andrew’s passion is seeing people reach their full potential in Christ. He has an advanced Diploma in Christian Leadership and is completing his final thesis as part of his MBA in Entrepreneurialism. Vanessa’s passion is seeing people find wholeness. She has a Degree in Christian Counselling and worked as a Life Coach for many years.

Having found Jesus in their young adult years, they both served voluntarily and on staff positions at Hillsong Church, Sydney Australia for over ten years. In 2003 they travelled to Canada and France with a desire to plant a church in either of those nations. However a clear call from God came to pioneer a church on the Gold Coast, Australia and so they laid down their dreams for the Northern Hemisphere.

In 2004 they were blessed and supported by Hillsong to pioneer Generation Church with 9 people. For 10 years their church thrived, extended to three campuses on the Gold Coast and grew to around 1500 people. Over those 10 years they released team to plant a church in Bali, Indonesia (www.theparadisechurch.com) and Chicago, USA (www.peoplechurch.org)

Church planting has always been their passion and in 2014 God stirred that dormant dream in their hearts to relocate to the northern hemisphere. This came as a complete ‘suddenly’ since their hearts were now knitted to the people on the Gold Coast. In September 2014 they transitioned their church to be apart of Hillsong Church as they launched on the Gold Coast and it became a win win for the Kingdom!

“And here we are. God is so kind. He spoke this word Montreal into our hearts in May, 2014 and so we jumped on a plane a few months later to discover she is the most perfect city to pioneer Resurgent Church. We don’t think there would have been more than a handful of people that knew we had asked God whether He would release us to Canada or France to serve and love for all our days… But God heard our request 10 years ago and although we had laid down the desire He now is doing ‘more than we could ask or imagine even in our wildest dreams’ (Ephesians 3:20) in French Canada – beautiful Quebec.

 We sold everything we own, packed our 6 bags as a family and had an incredible team of Australians and two Irish who relocated with us to begin this crazy adventure of faith also. This leads us to right here and right now. They have settled their family, established them all in French schools. Their family, marriage and church is thriving, living out this reawakened dream. Montreal is poised for her best days. They are honoured to be apart of this unfolding redemptive story.

Pastor Vanessa

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"To reawaken the spiritual heartbeat of our city and restore the church to front and centre relevance in people’s everyday lives."