Ps Paul and Kate Bartolo have been in ministry for over 13 years. Ps Paul’s journey began in Innisfail Christian Outreach Centre (COC) where he was raised as a child and developed as a young person.
In 2001 he came to Caloundra to serve as Youth Pastor of CityEdge Church, going on to lead the youth ministry until 2009. In the beginning years of ministry in Caloundra he met and married his beautiful wife Kate. Together they led an influential Youth Ministry, raising great leaders and impacting over six schools weekly. Their influence has seen hundreds of young people encounter and surrender their lives to Christ. Today Empire Youth continues to grow, impacting teenagers across the city – a testimony to Ps Paul and Kate’s leadership and legacy.
In August of 2010 the opportunity arose to accept the leadership of CityEdge Church, marking the beginning of a brand new chapter of their journey. This journey has included the blessing of three wonderful children to their family – Josiah, Riley and Abigail.
Ps Paul & Kate have courageously and faithfully led CityEdge Church, during which time it has grown and flourished. Together they have an abounding love for Caloundra and their desire is to grow CityEdge to become significant on the Sunshine Coast. Their vision is for a church that impacts the secular world and develops fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
They believe that CityEdge is a community that inspires and encourages people to become influential in their world. It is a place where people are empowered to reach their full God given potential; where families can be restored with hope and vision, where business leaders are empowered to prosper, where every person can find a real and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a place that exists to transform the community and make the name of Jesus famous.
Ps Paul and Kate’s journey together has included the pursuit of tertiary education. Ps Paul holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Ministry and Theology through Unity College Australia. Ps Kate holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland. These qualifications have equipped them to effectively tackle the many situations and demands of church leadership.
Ps Paul and Kate and their family anticipate with great excitement the amazing future that God has in store for CityEdge Church and the Sunshine Coast.