Hi, I am John Rigby. I have been the Minister of the Word at GPUC since the middle of 2018.
In this role I offer pastoral leadership and seek to facilitate a church (including our worship service) that is God honouring
and encourages everyone to integrate their personal story with the biblical narrative.
As a church we seek to work together, minister to each other’s needs and respond, where we have the capacity, to support the needs of the broader community.
We have a high emphasis on sharing our story through relational hospitality that demonstrates much needed care and compassion; as we listen to each other, we seek to hear Christ’s invitation to deepen our relationship with him as well as our sense of his mission for us.
My life before ministry was in engineering, education and the visual and performing arts. As we share our lives and seek to explore the relevance of the bible to our lived experiences, I seek to bring creativity to my role and explore ways in which the transformational message of the ancient text brings insight, hope and peace.
I am delighted to be part of the Gladstone Park Uniting Church as we strive to be Christ centred, inclusive, open, compassionate,
justice oriented, creative, passionate about worship and engaged in the community.