Announcing Kris and Megan Gilbert: Pastors to New Zealand
NAME: Kris and Megan Gilbert
COUNTRY: New Zealand
ASSIGNMENT: Pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: May 21, 2014
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Three years
TARGET LEAVE DATE: July 1, 2014
INTRODUCTION: Kris and Megan Gilbert, along with their son Oliver and a new baby boy due later this year, are currently in Billings, Montana, where Kris is a discipleship pastor. They are excited to be going to Auckland, New Zealand, to Westside Christian Fellowship. Kris will serve as lead pastor and Megan will be instrumental in supporting his role there and various ministries in the church.
Kris has an MDiv and has been in vocational ministry for the past ten plus years, and Megan is a physical therapist. After nearly three years of service at a church in New Zealand in the Wellington area, they arrived back in the States this past summer and have been amazed at the work that God is doing and the doors he has been opening for a return to ministry in a country and to a people that they both passionately love. The appointment of the Gilberts is a partnership between Westside Christian Church, Indiana Ministries of the Church of God, and Global Missions.
The Gilberts look forward to working with the people at Westside Christian Fellowship. There is a real hunger among the people there to make the gospel known to the surrounding community and to do what is necessary to be faithful to the Great Commission. God is doing some exciting things in that part of the world, and Kris and Megan feel blessed to be in a position to be used by him.
PROJECT #: 42.11233