CHRISTIAN GROWTH INTERNATIONAL was founded by Rick and Bev Murrill when they came to England from Australia in 1996 to lead the church that became known as Christian Growth Centre in Chelmsford.  Out of this church a network has developed as churches have been planted out of Chelmsford and other churches have sought relationship with CGi. 

As a network of churches, CGi aims to provide support and covering for churches and groups who have come together in relationship with a common DNA to build church and to extend the kingdom. Take a look the map of churches below to see who's in our network.

As a network we also seek to actively build relationship and accountability with each other through praying strategically for the churches in the network. There are many ways that prayer connects our CGI Churches together, and a key way is through Prayer Connect. Prayer Connect is a way for us to intentionally get to know part of the family for a while and support each other in prayer. Each CGI church/ mission has a 'Prayer Connector' whose job it is to connect with the church or mission they are linked with on a regular basis.

Our Prayer Connector at Freedom Church is Chris Pointer and our current CGi Prayer Connect church is Cherish Uganda.