Genesis Christian Ministries was established in 1996, under the direction of Len & Helen Rossow, with a desire to see a restoration of prophetic and apostolic ministry to the church, and a clear calling to the wider-Church and community as a resource centre. Len handed over leadership of the church to Bruce Ward in 2015, but continues to build into the foundations of Genesis with regular teaching and as a member of our board.
Len is also actively involved in vision and leadership for One Heart One Purpose, a non-denominational combined churches group on the Gold Coast committed to supporting each other and working together in unity to make a difference.
Primary leadership responsibility at Genesis Church is shared by church pastor Bruce Ward and his wife Nadene, together with the church board. A Team from the 9am and 5pm services also provide practical leadership at a service level and consultative support to the board.
Bruce and Nadene’s heart is to see lives changed and relationships restored through genuine love and commitment to each other. They are passionately wanting to see God at work in healing, evangelism and the prophetic. As the adoring parents of a young family Bruce & Nadene recognise the importance of children in the church family.
Genesis pastoral staff includes Jenny Murfet. Jenny is responsible for pastoral care and coordination of our Connect Groups, and also runs programs at local schools. She is also the coordinator of City Women Gold Coast, a support group for women’s ministries on the Gold Coast.
As of April 2017 Kenny Cheung has joined our pastoral staff in the position of Youth Pastor. He has an energetic approach and a passion for growing young people through relational discipleship.
While essentially an independent charismatic church, Genesis Church is also a member of the Southern Cross Association of Churches. The core mission of Genesis Church is to reach out, restore, raise up and release disciples of Jesus Christ. We are determined to influence the spiritual climate over our city.
CityLink Resource Centre is the property and services arm of Genesis Church, acting as an umbrella for the activities of Genesis that serve the Church of the Gold Coast and the broader community. CityLink also coordinates use of the property for other organisations and events.