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.
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.
Chris has a deep passion for the beauty & presence of the Lord, and Jesus’ heart for His church, Canada, and for revival. He loves the Word, Spirit, & sacraments. 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. He is convinced of Christ’s commitment to build His glorious church: maturing us into the fullness of Christ – whole, restored, and every part flourishing in unity - carrying the life & light of the gospel to the world.
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 another national prayer ministry with Redleaf House of Prayer. He is an author, songwriter, and scholar. Other areas of ministry focus include counselling, and justice & mercy.
Chris & his beautiful wife Reagen moved from the west coast of Canada to serve Eastgate, 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.