Founding and Lead Pastor
Andrew and Vanessa have been married 20 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 an 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 traveled 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, and Chicago, USA.
Founding and Teaching Pastor
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. With a clear calling now to Montreal, Quebec, in September 2014 they transitioned their church to be apart of another church launching on the Gold Coast so that the people of Generation Church would continue to thrive. People have always been their passion and leaving was not easy.
However this calling required their all-in. They sold everything they owned, packed 6 bags as a family and had an incredible team of Australians and two Irish who relocated with them to begin this crazy adventure of faith. They were amazed that the Lord would give them this divine mix of cultures in French Canada, having previously been to both those nations with both those people groups on their heart. So Quebec feels like they are living this reawakened dream.
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. Montreal is poised for her best days. They have huge dreams in their heart to raise and release many leaders to church planting both locally and globally. They are honoured to be apart of this unfolding redemptive story and the Montreal Miracle that is happening on our watch.