Chris Wright serves as Lead Pastor of Eastgate Forerunner Fellowship, and as a co-leader of the House of Prayer & Missions Base serves on the Eldership, and sits on the Board of Directors. By God’s extravagant kindness & grace, he does so alongside his closest friends, founders & directors Kirk & Cheryl Smith, and a passionate & gifted leadership team.
A lover of the Word, Spirit, & sacraments, he has a deep passion for the beauty & presence of the Lord, and Jesus’ heart for His church, for Canada, and for revival. Prior to Eastgate, Chris and his wife Reagen were for 20 years members & leaders of a fellowship on the west coast, and were core leaders of a church plant there, while involved in a second. Convinced of Christ’s commitment to build His glorious church – whole, restored, mature and every part flourishing in unity - we carry the life & light of the gospel to a broken world.
Community & discipleship are vital means by which we grow, and Chris oversees pastoral & small group ministry, catechism, men’s ministry, and Restoring the Foundations healing ministry. In addition to pastoring & teaching, he is called to leadership in prayer & worship, in which he has served for over two decades. Chris was a part of Canada's first-ever house of prayer from its foundation, and along with Eastgate continues to also serve in leading intercession with another national prayer ministry: Multiply House of Prayer. Other areas of ministry focus include counselling, and justice & mercy. He is an author, songwriter, and scholar.
Chris & his beautiful wife Reagen moved from the west coast of Canada, and now live in Rothesay, near Saint John, New Brunswick. God’s good gifts include reading, writing, & music; home & garden; walking, badminton, & boating; and adventures & travel together with his wife, enjoying & exploring the glory of creation.