Pastor

Nick Riddel

Worship Pastor

Contact me

NICK’S MINISTRY AREAS INCLUDE

Riverlife Worship Community
Sunday Services
Creative Arts
Song writing

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More Info

E nick.riddel@riverlifechurch.org.au
P 07 3378 3595

“I love seeing people encounter Jesus for who He truly is! Nothing compares to it.”

A few things about me:

  • I love whenever I get to travel and explore different cultures
  • I love my wife Paula and our dog/fur-child Koda
  • I love ministry! I’ll never forget seeing a blind eye healed while praying for someone – that messes you up.
  • I am passionate about worship and what can happen in that environment
  • Lazy unplanned Saturdays involving friends and family, good food (and motorbikes) are the best!

I was convinced for most of my life I was going to be a sports physio and was heading down that road until God entered the picture at age 18 and turned my life upside down.

The image I saw of God as represented in the world today didn’t match up with what I had experienced personally. I soon developed a heart to see Jesus re-presented for who He really is and do all that I could to bridge that gap in today’s culture.

I wrestled with what taking the leap into full time ministry would mean for my life for quite some time, but I simply couldn’t argue with the difference I’d seen personally and in the lives of others. There is absolutely nothing better than seeing people encounter a real God in a real way… no hype, or myth, or religious obligation… just raw and authentic. He is just so good and most people don’t have a grid for it, but when they experience love personified they’re never the same.

After working as Youth Pastor at KBC and Riverlife for the past six years, it’s a huge privilege to now oversee all things worship here.  My heart every week is that the Spirit of God would move in our church in a powerful and tangible way and the overflow would be people’s lives changed for the better!