In 1980, a young couple from New Zealand arrived in Sydney, Australia with their family and vision to start a church. Ps. Phil & Chris Pringle began Christian Centre Northside (as it was first known) with an Easter service with just 12 people attending. By the mid 1980’s it had grown to over 500 people!
In the early 1980’s the church began to start other churches. As well as this, some independent churches joined in with Christian Centre Northside. As the number of churches grew, the collection of churches became known as the movement Christian City Church (now called C3 Church). At the same time, the vision of 10 churches in 10 cities of the world was developed.