Pastor

John Mansfield

Pastor Family and Community Development

Contact me

JOHN’S MINISTRY AREAS INCLUDE

Families and Community Development
Men’s/Women’s Ministry (inc. Beloved)
Soul Cafe
Growth Groups

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More Info

E john.mansfield@riverlifechurch.org.au
P 07 3378 3595

“I am passionate about seeing the Kingdom grow as people grow in their faith.”

I’ve been coming to our church since I was 14 years old, back when we used to meet in a small hall.

Over the years, I feel like I’ve been part of pretty much every ministry in our church. I was in the first Youth Choir. I was a youth group leader. I ran Jan Camp. I’ve overseen Men’s Ministry, and served as an Elder. I used to joke that I’ve been involved in everything – except Women’s Ministry – but now I oversee that too in my role!

Wherever I’ve served, though, my passion is the same. I want to see people grow in Christ and become ‘whole’ in the process. I love working through difficulties with people and seeing them come through victorious on the other side.

So many of my life-changing moments have happened at our church – it’s even where I met my lovely wife Amanda so many years ago. We’ve brought up our three children – Jade, Sam and Zac – here. For me, this is where ‘family’ happens, and that’s why I want to see everyone in our congregation connected, growing and thriving in their relationship with God. I want us all to feel part of a big family.

My journey into ministry happened later in life, after I’d transitioned through many jobs. I’ve completed a Diploma in Divinity at Malyon Baptist Theological College, but I initially started as a watch and clock­maker. I then owned my own businesses, worked in sales and marketing, and later became a national manager of a large jewellery chain.

I can honestly say all those experiences fell into place when I stepped into this ministry role. It’s like God used all those things to prepare me for what I now do at our church.