About Phil & Chris Pringle

About Phil & Chris Pringle

Phil and Chris Pringle came to Sydney in 1980 from New Zealand to start a church with a passion for Jesus and a desire to see this world won for Christ. Just 12 people attended the very first service on Easter Sunday at Dee Why Surf Club. With that service, C3 Church and the C3 Global movement as we now know was birthed.

Numbers grew as the venue changed while connect groups blossomed through fun dinner parties and hangouts. Phil had a vision of creating a contemporary church, which included creating modern, relevant worship music and recorded sermons that truly resonated with a crowd of people that hadn’t felt connected to church prior. Week by week, the altar call would be filled with people wanting to meet and experience Christ. The vision was growing.

Expanding to a Brookvale warehouse, Phil and Chris sent much loved friends and fellow church builders overseas to plant C3 Churches abroad, fighting for years to see a patch of paddocks transformed into the state-of-the-art venue that now exists at Oxford Falls. Today, C3 Oxford Falls has grown to a congregation of thousands and C3 Sydney has expanded to C3 Silverwater, C3 Rozelle and C3 Penrith, with further extension services at Avalon, Bankstown, Manly, Merrylands, Mosman and Wahroonga all continuing to move towards a local vision: Sydney, A City For Christ. 

Phil is the President of C3 College, a ministry training college developing leaders and ministers for the church today with over 5000 graduates. Each week, C3TV broadcasts church services to thousands throughout the world, under Phil's leadership. 

In his meetings, Phil has seen powerful moves of God, with the glory of God filling the atmosphere. As a result, many have been saved and lives totally changed. Chris is known for her responsiveness to the Holy Spirit, cheeky demeanor and life-giving messages.  

Phil and Chris are parents to Rebekah (married to Matt), Dan (married to Leah) and Joe (married to Christine), and grandparents to Sonny, Finn, Rooney Bea and Goldie Jean. 

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