AN IPSWICH CHURCH
General Life at Vision Christian Family
Vision Christian Family grew out of the Ipswich Christian Outreach Centre which was first pioneered in 1975. It became an independent church in 1980 and in 1990 joined Christian Life Churches International, a fellowship of like minded churches in Australia and abroad under CLCI’s founding Chairman, Trevor Chandler. This group has now joined with two other, like-minded church groups to become A2A (Acts 2 Alliance).
Our vision is to be a caring and empowering community of God’s people, bringing healing and restoring hope through life changing encounter with Jesus Christ.
Pastors John and Jocie Meadth have recently begun ministry at Vision Christian Family. Their hearts are to see people wonderfully transformed by God’s Word and Spirit and living as real disciples of Christ.
“We not only have a big heart for people but a big heart for our city. Vision Christian Family is one of a number of Ipswich churches who want to see Christ’s kingdom dynamically established in the lives of God’s people. Everything we do ultimately works toward this single purpose.”
Pastor John Meadth and his wife, Jocie
John and Jocie have been married for over 40 years and have adult children and 11 grandchildren – in Ipswich, Melbourne and in Santa Barbara, California.
John and Jocie graduated from Life Ministry Bible College (Melbourne) in 1980. They pastored Liberty Family Church in Healesville, Victoria from 1986 to 2011. From 2011 to 2014 they led Port Au Prince Fellowship in Haiti. From 2014 to 2020, John was Associate Pastor at Catalyst Church, Ipswich and Jocie was involved in café management and the women’s ministry.
In August 2020, Pastor John and Jocie accepted the call to follow on from Pastor Geoff and Theresa Wilson in the leadership of Vision Christian Family.
John’s interests include music, classic cars, sports including the Western Bulldogs AFL team and acrylic painting. Jocie enjoys water colour and acrylic painting, gardening and cooking. John and Jocie both enjoy time with their grandchildren and bush and beach walking.
Both share a passion for the local church and enjoy being a part of what God is doing in the lives of His people.