Mike Pilavachi
  • 102-104 MacNamara St, Edge Hill, QLD 4870

  • The Lakes Church

Mike Pilavachi

Mike Pilavachi


You can find the audio recordings of Mike Pilavachi’s weekend with us here.


On Sunday 14th October we have a visiting speaker from the UK. Mike Pilavachi is the founder of Soul Survivor church and festivals and is a well known speaker and author. In both services that Sunday, Mike will be speaking about how God sees us, in spite of our weaknesses. Later in the day he will run some workshops on understanding and using spiritual gifts in our every day lives. Set aside Sunday 14th October to enjoy his down-to-earth and entertaining style of speaking, and to be impacted by God through Mike’s ministry.


Church Services – 8.30am & 10.30am

Mike will be sharing the same message in both our morning services; at 8.30am and 10.30am. He will be speaking about how God sees us, in spite of our weaknesses.

If you are visiting us for the first time, be sure to grab a welcome pack near our info desk, there’s also welcome activity packs for the kids. Our exciting kids programs are held during the entire service at both 8.30am and 10.30am this Sunday. You can check your kids in before the service, and then find a seat. We also have two parent rooms available for parents of young children.

Enjoy a hot or cold drink after the service and for the kids there is a Nature Playground to explore!

Workshops – 5pm & 7pm

Later in the day Mike will lead two different workshops; at 5pm and 7pm. He will be speaking about understanding and using spiritual gifts in our every day lives.

We will have dinner available, by donation, between the two workshops.

For catering purposes, we’d appreciate your RSVP by the secure form below.


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Workshops (check all that apply)
5pmdinner (by donation)7pm

Buses travel from Cairns City to Greenslopes St on Sunday mornings. You can plan your bus trip using Translink’s Journey Planner.

More about Mike Pilavachi

The following blurb is from Mike’s wikipedia page:

The Reverend Mike Pilavachi (born 7 March 1958) is a British charismatic Christian evangelist and author of Greek Cypriot descent. He is the co-founder and leader of the Soul Survivor charity based in Watford, United Kingdom.

He is also the Senior Pastor of the Soul Survivor Watford church, based in North Watford, which he set up in 1993 along with worship leader Matt Redman. A former accountant, he became a youth worker at St Andrew’s C of E church in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. It was here that two ministers at St Andrew’s, David Pytches and Barry Kissell launched the New Wine Christian Family Conferences. Pilavachi has written a number of books on Christianity including Soul Survivor (with Nicky Gumbel, 2004), Live the Life (with Craig Borlaise, 2001), Storylines;Tracing the Threads of the Bible and most recently, “Everyday Supernatural: Living A Spirit Led Life Without Being Weird”, which he co-authored with friend and colleague Andy Croft.

Pilavachi is celibate and encourages celibacy to those outside of marriage. He has stated in interviews and seminars that the “gift of celibacy” enables him to do certain work which he would not be able to with a family.

Pilavachi helped run the international evangelistic event, Soul in the City, London in 2004 and Soul in the City Durban in 2009. He was also one of the founders of the Hope 08 project, an initiative of the churches of Britain and Ireland which is helping to demonstrate Christian faith in action. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England at St Albans Abbey on 1 July 2012.

Here is a video of an extended interview with Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft.


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