Welcome to The Diamond Tree! My name is Gareth Lowe and I have started this blog to inspire and equip leaders with wisdom. If you are interested in leadership, discipleship, church planting, reforming society, and spirituality then this blog is for you.
My dream is to be part of a church planting movement that re-ignites reformation in Germany and Europe. Our first step was planting Every Nation Berlin (www.everynationberlin.de) in September 2009 along with a team that relocated from South Africa. Our goal is to plant hundreds of churches throughout Germany and to inspire thousands more.
I was born in Zimbabwe, lived in Zambia and South Africa, and now live in Berlin, Germany. I was ordained as a pastor in 1998 at the age of 23, after giving up my dreams of becoming a world traveller, white-water rafting guide, and Cadbury’s worker by the chocolate waterfall; as well as overcoming my greatest fear – becoming a missionary. To my great shock I became a senior pastor at the ripe-old age of 25 and led His People Grahamstown (www.hispeople-ght.org.za) for 7 years until we left to plant in Berlin. I am married to Taryn, an elegant, ingenious, courageous beauty and I have 4 of the cutest kids on the planet. I enjoy reading, writing, travelling, thriller movies, juicy steaks, theological debates, and cuddling with my kids.
I hope you find some diamonds on the tree!