Living the Supra-natural Life with Christen Forster


Join us with Christen Forster, author the Supra-Natural Life: Where Word and Spirit Meets.

About Christen Forster
In 2011, Christen left employment as the Senior Leader of River (, a multi-congregation church in the Thames Valley, UK, to pursue this wider ministry full time. Growing up in the Ichthus Christian Fellowship as the son of Roger and Faith Forster, he is a second-generation leader, pastor and teacher. Christen has planted churches, mobilised youth teams, led congregations and served in mission contexts in the UK and overseas. He also has seven years valuable experience as an I.T. Consultant.

After graduating from Royal Holloway College, University of London in 1987 with a BSc in Computer Science, Christen spent time in Pasadena, California taking classes at the Fuller Seminary. While in the U.S, Christen lived with Che Ahn, founder of Harvest International Ministries.
In the 1990s he led Challenge 2000, a DAWN (Discipling A Whole Nation) initiative that was the catalyst for every major UK denomination to agree to place church-planting on their agenda. The keynote speaker of the 1995 Challenge 2000 Congress was Rev Dr David Yonggi Cho, then leader of the world’s largest church in Seoul, South Korea.

Christen is married to Judith and has three teenage children. In his spare time he reads, plays bridge, cycles, enjoys theatre and film and spending time with his family.