It is with great sadness for Everyman’s that we announce the passing of REP Chris Wainwright. At 2am on Saturday 14th October 2023, Chris peacefully passed away at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.
Chris had been suffering a decline in health over the past few years when God finally called him home to be with Him.
Almost right up until his passing, Chris was continuing to serve God and his community as an Everyman’s Welfare Officer with the Australian Defence Force, and in assisting his son Timothy with Fire Support NSW, as well as serving as Chief Officer of the NGO Operation Fire Support Ltd. Chris served the community in many additional roles including: professional firefighter, chaplain, lifeguard, wildfire specialist, trainer, educator and pastor.
During the COVID lockdowns, Chris put together some “Comfort Packs” and delivered them into the mailboxes in his neighborhood, asking if they were OK and inviting them to call him if they felt the need. Chris lived in a suburb among many naval personnel and their families and wanted to let them know he was there if they needed him. All this was done while adhering to the State Government restrictions in place at the time.
After serving and caring for others and looking after people so well and for such a long time on Earth, God finally called His good and faithful servant home to Heaven, to be with Him in Eternal Glory.
We pray for our heavenly Father’s peace and comfort to be with the Wainwright family during their time of mourning. Chris will be sorely missed from the Everyman’s ministry team.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. There is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved his appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 CSB