About John and Catherine Warren

John and Catherine live in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.

They are Christians and are the Pastors of Northern Lights Church in Halifax.  Click here to go to the website for Northern Lights Church – http://northernlightschurch.org.uk/.  They have been sent out by Manningham Christian Centre, in Templestowe in Eastern Melbourne, Australia.  Both Manningham Christian Centre and Northern Lights Church are a part of the CRC Churches International, an Australian based Pentecostal denomination.  Northern Lights Church is the second CRC Church in the UK.

This blog is their attempt to share what God has put on their hearts, and to share their journey of church planting together.

John’s great passion (apart from Jesus, his family, politics and professional sport) is for the local church.  Issues of church governance and church health are never far from his thoughts.  In 2011 John was a part of the eldership at Yarra Plenty Church in north east Melbourne.  That year concluded with the church voting to join Planetshakers City Church as it’s north east campus.  It also freed up a lot of John’s time, allowing him to write about some of the issues that the local church has to grapple with, and everything that has happened since.  Or whatever else is on his mind.

Catherine’s passion is to live a life that that reflects Jesus’ words in John 14:12 ‘ Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these’ . She doesn’t want to be a ‘barbie doll’ christian but truly walk in the freedom of who God created her to be. She is loud, outrageous, loyal, loving and her hearts desires is to see people come to know the amazing love of Jesus. She thinks the kingdom of God should not be a matter of talk but of power and she constantly positions herself to allow God to use her in whatever capacity He chooses. She adores her husband John and daughter Poppy. She is excited about this blog and hopes it will bless the people she loves and knows. If anyone else reads it and gets something out of it, that’s just icing on the cake.

If you want to contact John and Catherine about an opportunity to minister in your church, or about anything at all, please email us at blogsidebyside@gmail.com.  Catherine has an evangelistic and prophetic ministry.  John is a gifted teacher and preacher.

6 Responses to “About John and Catherine Warren”

  1. Good luck with your projects…

  2. I met you this morning and was excited to hear that God has called you to do His work in Halifax at the same time that we are responding to that call too. In the words of C. S. Lewis, “Aslan’s on the move.” God is moving in Halifax.

    • Hey guys surprise time …..it’s Chris Flett here.
      …..I’m married.
      ….Laura and I are visiting family in Scotland.
      ….we would love to come and visit you !!!!

      Now let’s chat soon …
      I’ve tried messaging you through your church email not sure now successful that was so hopefully we can catch up.

      Our contact number 07 549 080 836.
      My email c_flett@optusnet.com.au

      Blessings can’t wait to hear from you ..

  3. Thank you, thank you!!! You are just beautiful and we love you. How refreshing to read your blog, you are truly gifted and blessed by our God. Tanya, Matt and Maya xxx

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