Kris & Megan GilbertPastors to New Zealand

Their Ministry Focus

Kris and Megan are missionaries to New Zealand with the goal being to produce a network of healthy, growing cell churches in numerous locations that are transforming communities through Christ and expanding the Kingdom of God.


Their Story

Kris and Megan have been active in the church for their entire lives, having grown up in homes committed to Christ. Kris has been in vocational ministry for more than fifteen years, and Megan is a physical therapist. Kris graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University and went on to earn MATS and MDiv degrees from Liberty University. Megan graduated from Rocky Mountain College with a degree in exercise science and then earned a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana.

When the Gilberts returned to the States after nearly three years of service at a church in New Zealand in the Wellington area, they weren’t expecting to return. They settled in Billings, Montana, where Kris took a position as a discipleship pastor. But then in 2014 God called them back to New Zealand, and they were amazed at the work that God was doing and the doors he was opening for a return to ministry in a country and to a people that they both passionately love.

The Gilbert family arrived back in New Zealand in July of 2014, and after spending about six months in the culture along with listening and praying, they, along with their board, decided to replant Westside Christian Fellowship as Peninsula Community Church. Today, that community is growing deeper with one another and making connections that will in time result in multiple plantings.

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