Citipointe Church began as Brisbane Christian Outreach Centre in 1974 with a group of 25 people meeting as a homegroup.
In 2000, Mark and Leigh Ramsey took over the leadership, renaming it Citipointe Church. Citipointe is now global; with 9 locations in South East Queensland, New Zealand, Bulgaria and the USA and an attendance of 8000 people. Citipointe Church is now one of Australia’s largest and most influential churches with the mission to “Unmistakably Influence our World for Good and for God”.
In 1983, a 110 acre property was purchased in Carindale, Brisbane to position the church for its future expansion; with the campus now including a 2000 seat church, low-cost housing units and an educational hub: Citipointe Christian College (a 1600 student school from prep through to grade 12), Citipointe Kindergarten, Citipointe Childcare, Citipointe International College, Citipointe Ministry College and Christian Heritage College (Higher Education Institute). The church’s influence spans from education to social justice, being the home and birthplace of Red Frogs (Australia and International), It’s Not Ok (Australia and International) and the SHE Rescue Home in Cambodia.
Citipointe Live is the music arm of the church and brings a uniques sound of praise and worship to believers across the globe.
Global Senior Pastors
Mark & Leigh Ramsey
Mark and Leigh Ramsey are the Senior Pastors of Citipointe Church, a multi location church throughout South East Queensland; Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria and the US.
Mark is also an author and preaches internationally. He is passionate about the influence of the local church in the world, equipping leaders and investment into the next generation. His exciting preaching and teaching style sees unbelievers move to faith, believers move towards their destiny and the power of the Holy Spirit transform lives.
Leigh is committed to seeing the broken healed, the captives set free and the local church flourish. Her warm and personal style of communicating speaks directly to the heart and she lives by the belief that there are no limits to what can be achieved if you don’t care who get’s the glory. She is the Founder of the SHE Rescue Home in Cambodia where the lives of so many girls at risk of being trafficked are radically changed.
Mark and Leigh have four adult children and six grandbabies who they adore.
Auckland Location Pastors
Ben & Joelle Cherry
Ben and Joelle are passionate about seeing people reach their full potential. They love Jesus and are committed to building the church.
Ben has worked as the assistant youth pastor for the past 8 years at Citipointe Church influencing highschools, inspiring teenagers and raising leaders. Joelle has served as a leader in the children and families department for 9 years at Citipointe Church. She is compassionate and leads with a gentle and gracious spirit. Ben and Joelle have a beautiful baby daughter named Genevieve who they love and adore. They are excited to be a part of the Citipointe Auckland church family.