South Island – Ministerial Staff


Frank Boniface

Invercargill & Wicklow Street Church Pastor


Gordon Gosset

Prison Ministries / Ilam Church Pastor

Pr Grant Burton

Grant Burton

Ministerial Secretary


Jesel Royokada

Christchurch Fijian Church Pastor


Jonathas Custodio

The Haven (Nelson) & Westport Group Church Pastor


Ben Martin

Bishopdale Church Pastor

Since graduating from Avondale college in 2006 with a Bachelor of Ministry/Theology, Ben has been serving in the North New Zealand Conference, most recently at the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church, as well as pastoring pastors in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Ben’s passion is to see the local church be a place where people feel welcomed and accepted – and where they can have a real and powerful encounter with God. Ben’s passion as a local church pastor is preaching and teaching from the Bible, and he loves to  help others find that passion and joy for the word themselves. Born in Sydney, yet is half Kiwi (father from Christchurch) resides now in Christchurch with his wife and two sons. He enjoys in his spare time traveling, technology, photography, mountain biking, and motor racing.

Faafetai Matai

Samoan-Addington & Aranui Church Pastor

Mebzar Quinto

Timaru & Christchurch Multicultural Filipino Church Pastor


Peter Taivairanga

University Church & Dunedin Church Pastor


Phillip Hawken

Greymouth Lay-Minister


Romina Masih

Rangiora & St Martins Church Pastor


Siaosi Kei

Oxford, Aranui & Garden City Fellowship (Tongan) Church Pastor

Pastor Siaosi Kei first came to New Zealand in 1996 and in 1998 he got baptised. He has been in ministry for six years, including  one year as a Bible Worker. Pastor Siaosi is married to Mo’uifo’ou and they have seven children. Five girls Ailine, Hazel, Estelle Ana, and Siola and two boys Siaosi Jnr and Sinamoni. Their love for God transpires in their willingness to surrender their lives to Christ daily. Their heart’s desire is to make a positive impact on anyone within their sphere of influence and lead them to Christ. Pastor Siaosi says that learning to be content with whatever the Lord give them and share with others is a great blessing in this journey of ministry.


Tulaga Aiolupotea

Invercargill Church Pastor & School Chaplain


Younis Masih

Ashburton & Garden City Fellowship Central Church Pastor

Younis has experienced the overwhelming impact of Jesus in his life and has been motivated to love and serve others as a result. He considers it a privilege to spend his life extending that invitation to others.  He is married to Romina Lata and has one son—Avishai.  He loves building relationships and speaking on topics that answer the most fundamental questions of life from the Bible.  He is passionate about sharing his discoveries and guiding people on their journey towards a greater quality of life in Jesus Christ.