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.
Redcliffe Location Pastors
Sam & Karolina Gunsser
Sam and Karolina Gunsser are passionate about seeing the church be all it can be! For many years, they served as Youth Pastors of Citipointe Church, later broadening their role to oversee the ministries serving all ages from birth to 18 across the Citipointe locations.
Sam has served on several local, state and nation-wide boards as a voice for youth ministries and churches. He travels regularly teaching leaders and encouraging the next generation to rise up, build the church and seek after God. Karolina is a gifted communicator with an uncompromising preaching style and a prophetic edge, calling all types of audiences to be who they are purposed to be. In late 2013 Sam and Karolina and their children (Maja, Layla, Judah & Jesse) stepped into the role of Location pastors of Citipointe Church Redcliffe.
They are now completely committed to building a church in Brisbane’s North that is an unmistakable influence into the region for good and for God.