Leadership team

Meet the people

JOURNEY LEADERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS

Paster Terry and Rowena Bradley

Terry and Rowena Bradley

Senior Pastors

Terry & Rowena are our Senior Pastors.
They arrived in the late 80’s and Terry became senior Ps in early 2001. Terry completed his Masters in Christian Leadership 5 years ago and this has been significant in providing direction and vision for the church, he also is in his third term serving on the New Zealand Assembly of God Executive Presbytery. Both Terry and Rowena are passionate about our local community. If you want to be inspired, find time to have a chat with Ps Terry. If you can’t find Terry going about church business, try the local golf course in Piopio. Rowena however, is most likely to be building, gardening, renovating, visiting or catching up with her delightfully busy grandchildren. She has an amazing level of energy and this is also reflected in her vibrant faith.

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07 878 7387, 021 703 008

Liz Brandon

Liz Brandon

Assistant Pastor,
Childrens Church Leader,
Te Kuiti Life Group Leaders

Liz has been a member of the church since the late 90’s with 7 of those years in a leadership role. As Assistant Pastor Liz oversees the Children’s Ministry, and is a life group leader. She is passionate about seeing people find a real authentic faith…Liz also works part time in the Health Sector and loves being able to connect with people in our community.

email me

lbrandon@xtra.co.nz

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07 878 7563, 027 303 1206

John and Emma Hunt

John and Emma Hunt, with
young Joni

Worship Directors

John & Emma oversee our Music/worship team. Their commitment to excellence has brought together a multi-faceted team with great heart. John and Emma are both teachers and musicians. They moved to the area 6 years ago. John has enjoyed dog trialling and Emma is Head of Dept for Music and Performing Arts at our local high school.

email me

emma.john@hotmail.com

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07 878 6717

Simone Brandon

Simone Brandon

Young Adults Pastor

Simone has been a part of the team at Journey Church for over 10 years and has been specifically involved with the youth and young adults ministry. She loves to see young people find connection with God and become knitted into the church family. Simone has grown up in Te Kuiti, loves being a local and most importantly she is passionate about food and coffee!

Michael and Waikauri Hirini

Michael and Waikauri Hirini

Youth Leaders

Michael and Waikauri Hirini lead Journey Youth every Friday night. These two enjoy collaborating with the Youth and having a fun filled night with activities, laughter and encouragement. Their aim is to create an environment for young people to build positive relationships and be empowered as individuals in their day to day life and most importantly in their journey with God. They are both almost at the finish line with their studies, Michael being in his final year as an electrical apprentice and Waikauri also finishing her last year of a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

John and Emma Hunt

Margo and Brian Watson

Te Kuiti Life Group Leaders

Brian & Margo are life-group leaders and have lived in Te Kuiti for the last 11 years. They’ve been involved in various departments of church life wherever they have lived, and they love to find areas to contribute. Brian’s cheeky sense of humour livens up any event and they are great hosts. Both have been involved at international level with coaching and umpiring bowls and continue to play for the local club.

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bandmwatson@xtra.co.nz

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07 878 5177

Jean Hunt

Jean Hunt

Accounts Manager

Jean is our Accounts Manager; she has a great eye for detail and systems and manages this area with excellence. Jean has been married to Roy for 48 years; they both have a passion for church being family and central to their daily life. They moved to the area to be closer to family and thoroughly enjoy looking after their granddaughter whenever needed.

email me

jeanandroyhunt@gmail.com

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07 878 3642

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our Vision

‘Follow Christ; change our world’. Our vision is to see the local church through its relationship with Christ, make best use of the opened doors and opportunities that God gives us.

Our Values

Our values are excellence, integrity, creativity, courage, love and grace, with a willingness to learn and adapt to the needs around us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to introduce people to the redeeming life of Christ, through our actions and where appropriate, our words. Our empowerment comes from the Holy Spirit, and our inspiration comes from the life modelled by Christ through the gospels, and through the experiences we have drawn from Him on our journey.

Biblical Foundations

We believe that the Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testaments are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to humanity; they are infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. The beliefs of Journey church are consistent with those of our movement, the Assemblies of God in New Zealand. Please follow the link for a more thorough look at what our doctrinal beliefs are. Click on the page menu at the top of the home page menu that says ‘who we are’ ... www.agnz.org