We always have an exciting line up of both local, national and international speakers. We can’t wait for you to hear what they have to say! Keep watching as we unveil those who are coming…
Bruce will be returning to us from Wales this January. Bruce was responsible for overseeing New Wine’s International Networks, which now operate in 13 countries, and now co-leads the development of networks for New Wine Wales. With significant experience in helping Christians to rely on the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit, he trains and equips people in healing, prophecy and deliverance. Most recently in Wales they have seen many healings and salvations during cafe evenings, where people share stories of what God has done, pray for healing and deliverance and invite God to move in their lives.
Dr Alistair Reese
Alistair is a farmer, historian and public theologian who lives with his Canadian wife Jeannie on their Bay of Plenty orchard. He holds postgraduate degrees in Theology, History and Tikanga Māori. Alistair is a Research Affiliate at the University of Otago and his research and speaking interests centre on the New Zealand story with particular regard to post-colonial identity and reconciliation. He is involved in local and national efforts to promote reconciliation between Māori and Pākehā, and exploring understandings of what an indigenous form of Christianity might look like. He enjoys swimming, hiking and good coffee…
Bishop Justin Duckworth
Justin is not your average bishop. Justin hails from Lower Hutt, has dreadlocks, usually wears shorts and bare feet, pioneered Urban Vision, has a life focus on serving the poor and lives in community. He worked in youth and community work for nearly 20 years pioneering loads of different projects. The driving passion for Justin is to see people equipped and encouraged to work together for a better world.
Dr Roshan Allpress
Roshan is the National Principal/CEO of Laidlaw College, where he has the privilege of working with a brilliant team of Bible scholars, Ministry leaders, Theologians, Teacher educators, Counsellors and others – seeking to equip Gospel-shaped leaders to renew their communities in Aotearoa and beyond. Prior to this he helped found and lead the Compass Foundation (now part of the Venn Foundation), working with young adults. Roshan’s doctoral research at Oxford focused on how intergenerational groups of Evangelical entrepreneurs in the eighteenth and nineteenth century British world shaped society and culture. He is married to Lottie, and they have two daughters.
Mark, originally from Minneapolis, spent 17 years as part of an international youth mission organisation that contextualised the gospel among secular and post-Christian youth culture. Mark spent many years doing unconventional ministry, including running a ‘Jesus Kitchen’ at new age festivals, and is now Priest In Charge of St Thomas’, Newtown, which is described as a wonderfully colourful and multicultural inner Wellington suburb.
Aaron is a counsellor who combines over a decade’s experience as a local church pastor and his postgraduate studies in psychology. In addition to being a powerful speaker at many Promise Keepers events over the years, he has been a radio host on the Southern Star network, as well as performing regularly as a stand-up comic – so you can be sure he will be engaging as well as educational.
An auditor, accountant and mother, Lydia leads the team at New Wine in addition to pastoring Hope Vineyard Church with her husband Shane, and being the financial manager for their farming and property business. She is energised by God’s church and being with ordinary people who live dynamic personal faith journeys, who are, in her mind, heroes of the faith.
Jasmine is married to Nauma Maiava and they are active members of St. Martin’s Presbyterian Church in Papatoetoe, Auckland. Jasmine’s testimony of God’s healing and restoring grace is what motivates her to impact as many people as she can through evangelism, preaching, teaching and the prophetic minister of the gospel. Jasmine has much experience, both locally and abroad, in running Prophetic/Healing meetings in Auckland and Wellington as well as prophetic schools. Jasmine ministers powerfully in the prophetic and it is her heart to encourage and empower all to hear God’s voice, respond to His love and be healed in the process.
Richard is the founder and Managing Director of Strength to Strength, a counselling and training organisation. He is an ordained minister and a trained counsellor, who works alongside churches providing specialised support for their pastoral care. His aim is to help people strengthen their thinking, be proactive in relationships, and succeed with life. Richard’s ‘Just a thought’ segment is broadcast each week on Radio Rhema (NZ’s national Christian radio station).
For the last seven years James has spent his days working for Attitude, the youth education division of The Parenting Place, where he talks to people about things that most people avoid talking about. James has spoken to more people than he can count, which isn’t hard cause he reckons he can only count to 326. He loves it because he gets to meet people from all sorts of different backgrounds and talk about the passion he has for life, and how he found that passion when he met Jesus as a 19 year old.
Ben is Passion Kids Pastor for Grace Vineyard’s City Campus. He says “I was born in 1995, grew up in Christchurch, and I’ve been blessed to be part of Grace Vineyard since I was in nappies!” Having spent a year in Northern Ireland as an intern with Alan Scott at Causeway Coast Vineyard he has returned to take up his current role, for which he’s a crazy, zany, excellent fit.