Pastor Brady is passionate about Global Ministries and travels frequently to countries around the globe to train leaders, plant churches, and build partnerships with related ministries. In the past few years, Pastor Brady has traveled throughout Kenya, Guatemala, Ukraine, Hungary, and Israel on various trips. He desires for everyone at New Life to have a passion for the nations and encourages everyone to get involved through prayer, taking a trip, or supporting those who are missionaries.
Riaan serves as the Global Ministries pastor at New Life Church. He has extensive global ministry experience obtained through service to local churches and YWAM (Youth With A Mission). He most recently served on the staff of YWAM NSI, located in the world prayer center, as a communicator and consultant regarding dynamics of global church growth, strategic missions implementation, and local church missions-development. Riaan served Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound, TX as the pastor of Adult Ministries, which included small group and mission ministries. He has also served as the Associate Pastor of Global and Small Group Ministries at Hillcrest Church, Dallas TX.
Riaan has traveled extensively leading teams and loves teaching on Islam, global church growth, and the biblical missions mandate to the church. It is his desire to see every generation mobilized into God's call to the nations. He is convinced that missions exists because worship does not and has dedicated his life to see the nations, on every shore, worship the one true God. Riaan's priorities in ministry include the following:
- the development of a theologically sound and strategically relevant missions philosophy.
- the education and mobilization of each individual in our church to be a part of the going, sending, or praying roles in missions.
- utilizing the unique gifts of individuals in our body to extend God's kingdom through the global ministries of New Life Church.
Riaan is a native South African with completed studies in Theology, Business, and Engineering. He loves living in Colorado Springs and enjoys photography, playing tennis, golf, and fishing.
Gary and his wife Anna were born and raised in rural Zimbabwe (Africa), and have three sons: Logan, Connor, and Cayman. For over 25 years Gary has been involved in various areas of ministry, yet possesses a primary passion in pastoral nurture and leadership development. It is his desire to see people use their God given potential. He believes that personal, regional, and global transformation can only come through the manifest presence of God.
Personal note from Pastor Gary:
"I believe the Church of Jesus Christ should be a unique culture, that is...a community of believers that share a common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His transforming power of our daily lives."
Before coming to New Life Church in 2012, he served as Pastor at River of Life Church in Texas for seven years. Gary is also a graduate from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, and is currently finishing degrees in theology and counseling at King's University.
Gary is a rugby fan and cheers for the Western Force and the Wallabies. He likes to run, fish, camp, hike, and spend lots of time with his family.
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