Pastor Phil Pringle and his wife Christine founded C3 Church Global, launching a worldwide movement of rapidly growing churches. Currently with over 500 churches in 64 countries, C3 Church is reaching over 100,000 people, and has a vision of 1000 churches established by the year 2020.
Living as hippies in the 1970’s, Phil and Chris were radically converted to Christianity in a small, conservative Pentecostal church. Marrying soon after, they totally embraced their new life and faith together; preaching the gospel with everyone they encountered, reaching out to the poor and needy, and literally sharing all they owned.
Eventually they pastored a small church in the town of Littleton, New Zealand. One day in a café, ever the artist, Pastor Phil sketched their church dream on a napkin as they shared coffee (what value that napkin be!) and the rest, as they say, is history. Leaving the picturesque south island of New Zealand in 1980, Phil and Chris, their three children and some faithful friends, followed the call of God and established the first Christian City Church in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, known globally today as C3 Church.
Pastors Phil and Chris Pringle’s greatest love is the local church, and ultimately winning Sydney to Christ, as well as the many other cities C3 Global has now expanded into. Pastor Phil is increasingly in high demand as a key communicator on faith, church planting and leadership. He says, “Boldness is the signature of God in this world.” He is committed to developing the many bold and varied leaders that are needed to expand the C3 Global vision and plant churches where hope can be found, the lost saved, the power of the Holy Spirit revealed, along with all the colourful vibrant storytelling of the gospel synonymous with Pastors Phil and Chris Pringle.