Established in 1995, Rise Church began in a Bi-Lo shopping centre under the name North East Christian Centre. Our church has undergone several name changes and location changes over the last twenty years. Today, Rise Church is one church in three locations across Adelaide and Phnom Penh. Our sole purpose is to make a difference in our community and world through the truth, hope and love of Jesus.
To outwork our mission, we have seven commitments as a church that guide and shape everything that we do. We believe they are valuable in helping every person on their life journey to become all that they are called to be.
We are committed to being dependent on Christ
We are committed to walk in the Spirit
We are committed to living by faith
We are committed to becoming healthier individuals
We are committed to impact locally and influence globally
We are committed to mentor, value and release the next generation
We are committed to bring passionate life changing worship experiences
Tim and Venessa Kreis are the Lead Pastors of Rise Church.
They have been married for eleven years and have two beautiful daughters, Ella & Leah.
Pastor Tim developed his ministry in Rise Church, serving as our Youth Pastor and then as our Associate Pastor, before transitioning to Lead Pastor in 2016.
He has also served as the Youth Alive Director for South Australia.
Pastor Tim has a heart for raising leaders and has been extensively involved in developing the next generation of leaders across the greater church both in Australia and abroad.