Grant
Gehrke

Family Pastor

My deep desire is

to see all people have

authentic connection to

God, in and out of the

church, seeing powerful

and free people propelled

toward their God-designed

destiny.

My deep desire is to see all people have authentic connection to God, in and out of the church, seeing powerful and free people propelled toward their God-designed destiny.

Ministry Areas

A bit about me
I grew up going to church with my family and learned lots ‘about’ God. However, I can confidently say that I never really understood or discovered that God wants a relationship with us rather than us just knowing ‘about’ Him. It wasn’t until my late teens and early 20s where God showed me so much more. He opened my eyes to His incredible love for me and that my identity is found in Him. I know now that I am a child of God who’s loved, and He is pleased with me. I went from a superficial faith in God to living out a daily walk of faith in Him, knowing that I carry His presence with me everywhere I go. I love to see people saved, healed, and delivered and step into their own personal walk with God. It’s exciting to see people come alive and set free! I married Kelly in 2004, the same year I moved into full-time ministry after many years of volunteering in youth ministry. I’d been working in outdoor education for a few years prior to this, which is where God really spoke to me about long-term ministry. Kelly and I have four amazing kids (Isabel, Thomas, Noah, and Esther) and we love being adventurous together. From 2017 to 2020 we lived and worked in Thailand, focussing on cross-cultural missions' and had many wonderful and yet, challenging, times along this journey. Together, we share a great love for different cultures, travel, food, mountains, and the beach (basically the outdoors in general). I love cycling (road and off road), coffee, food, trekking, and hanging out with friends and family.
Most defining moment
The moment God spoke to me and revealed with clarity that He loves me, and I am a child of God. I like to describe it as my ‘Father’s love’ baptism.
Why I do it
John 10:10 is reminds us that Satan came to steal, kill and destroy; yet Jesus came to give life and life to the full! When I think about this verse, I can’t help but want to be about God’s plan for full and healthy living.

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