Simon & Charlotte MacGregor
My wife Charlotte and I are youth pastors at City campus and met doing youthwork at City and in the Linwood area. I was five years old when my parents planted Grace Vineyard and I started to pursue Jesus for myself when I was eleven years old, after experiencing His presence very strongly one day and feeling a call on my life to pastor people. After leaving school, I went to England as part of an internship with Mike Pilavachi (the founder of Soul Survivor). In that year I learned theology and trained in other ministry skills while being around some incredibly gifted people and ended up working for Soul Survivor Church pastoring 18-24-year-olds.
When I came back to Christchurch in 2013, I became the youth pastor and started leading together with my wife Charlotte when we got married in 2016. We have a passion for setting young people up to experience God’s presence and be filled so that they too would bring their friends to meet Jesus. My greatest hobby is surfing and Charlotte and I love a good Indian curry and watching a good series together. Our greatest joy on earth, however, is our precious boy Marley who makes us laugh and is the most fun and entertaining wee man.