Pastors Ben Windle and Cindi Windle began the journey of starting Lifeplace Church in Brisbane because they have a passion to see people discover Jesus, and to be a part of a church family that serves the community. They have a genuine love for people of all ages, and of all nationalities. Both raised in Brisbane and coming from ministry families, they have been married since 2002. In 2008 they had the joy of welcoming their first child, Houston into the world, in 2010 came their second son, Benjamin ‘BJ’, and in December 2012 they welcomed a third son – Jameson.
Ben’s heart is to build a thriving local church that is alive with a passion for Jesus and motivated by an authentic love for people. He is a well known voice on Brisbane’s 96.5FM where he speaks to the issues our local community face. His ministry as known to be inspiring, down to earth, personable, and practical.
He has a love for people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and a passion for the local church.
Ben has worked full time in ministry since 2000. He spent a number of years serving on staff as a Youth Pastor at the renowned City Bible Church in Portland Oregon where Frank Damazio is the Senior Pastor. He was also part of the adjunct teaching faculty at Portland Bible College.
Ben has studied at eight different universities and colleges in both theology and management. Most recently he completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) through Deakin University in Melbourne.
The greatest joys in life are his wife Cindi and sons Houston, BJ, and Jameson.
Being raised in the church and daughter of prophetic ministers, Cindi grew up with a love for God, His house and His people. From a young age she felt the call to pastor and has a heart to see people living a blessed life with Jesus.
Cindi has been actively involved in the church all her life, from serving in the church café with her Grandma at age 3, to leading small groups and serving as an associate pastor and youth pastor since age 18. Cindi has a Bachelor of Education and taught high school students for 3 years. Not only did she enjoy teaching them in the natural, but loved being able to help and guide them in their personal and spiritual lives as well.
Cindi is highly active in the church, leading worship on Sundays, pastoring the women, and serving those in need in the community.
Her 3 sons Houston, Benjamin, and Jameson are the joy of her life and Cindi absolutely loves her role as a Mummy.