Our Sunday morning messages are engaging and compelling. Through them, we cultivate a culture that emphasises growth, and challenges and empowers leaders. We are a Church which points people to Jesus as their saviour, Lord and the answer to every problem.
Pastor Brenden Giles
Brenden grew up in Sydney NSW, in a great family.
An avid rugby player, Brenden was selected for NSW Waratahs in 1996. Life was on track for Brenden. Not long after this selection he was blindsided by a knee injury while playing a pre-season trial match that required knee reconstruction surgery.
On that fateful day a devastated young Brenden felt his dreams literally shatter. Recalling that moment, armed only with a small knowledge of the Christian faith, he felt God come into his world filling it with peace and confidence. Ironically when he should have been completely broken, he realised in that moment that God had a different plan for his life, a plan that was so much better and greater than his.
The following year he signed up for full time Bible College where he found himself surrounded by faith-filled people. Brenden was transformed and challenged during that time at College. And it as at Bible College he meant the most wonderful women in the world, Anna.
Pastor Anna Giles
Anna grew up on the West Coast of North Island of New Zealand in a strong Christian family. Born while her family were living on Christian Camp site. Surrounded by five brothers and she grew up in Church every week on Sunday. Accepting Christ at a young age herself and leading her young three-year-old brother to the Lord she was always passionate and connected to Jesus during her childhood and teenage years.
After College, (high school) Anna enrolled into Palmerston North College of Education where she trained to become a Primary School teacher- majoring in English and Music. Teaching for three years at a local Primary School she felt the call to train as a counsellor seeing an ad in a Christian magazine to enrol at MTC (Ministry Training College) at Oxford Falls Christian City Church (now known as C3 Oxford Falls).
Enrolling for the course she was instructed to do a pre-requisite course of Christian Ministry. Moving to Sydney Australia, alone and with no contacts or family, she began her first year of Bible College in 1998.
Anna and Brenden met while attending Bible College at C3 Church Oxford Falls in 1998. Since marrying in 2000 they’ve had four beautiful children – Jonah, Samson, Josie and Phoebe. They have been members, leaders and pastors in the C3 Church Movement for over two decades.
In 2007 a job opportunity arose to move to Cairns, Far North Queensland and they felt strongly to accept. What transpired from those events has lead to the planting of C3 Church Cairns in March of 2010 and the beginning of a great adventure.
Brenden and Anna are passionate about leading people into their BEST LIFE, and that happens when we align ourselves with Jesus.
They believe that the House of God should be alive and powerful.