Having grown up on a dairy farm in the Waiuku district, at the age of 19 Ian had never been to Church or had any contact with Christians.There had been several “spiritual” experiences all designed by the enemy to hold him in fear. But nothing of the truth.
Ian always had a belief in God, although he did not know him or his claims on his life.
In September 1976 Ian was working as a Herd tester in the Tokoroa area of New Zealand. The family with whom he was staying said, “We always read the bible after dinner and pray, would you like to join us?” Ian listened to the bible story, but became nervous and excused himself to bed.
The moment the light went out and as a result of the family praying The Lord came in a mighty presence and overwhelmed him. Not knowing what to do Ian called out “God Help me”. That night Ian went from believing that God existed to Knowing that he did. And over the next few months God set about answering that genuine heartfelt prayer, “God Help”.
By July 1977 a desire to attend church was so strong that Ian could no longer resist the call and so on the 3rd July went to church at the Matamata AOG and made a public confession of faith in Jesus. This was all very new to him with no church or Christian background it was like a wonderful adventure. One night in July at a men’s meeting, the Pastor said, “Lets all join hands and pray” He said, “Holy Spirit move in and through these men and fill each one with power”, That instant he was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues for the first time. From that moment a desire know the word of God and all about this wonderful saviour Jesus was a driving passion.
In October 1977 the AOG was celebrating 50 years in NZ, and as part of this celebration, hosted meetings with Evangelist A C Valdez from USA. Ian attended the one in Putuaruru. A C Valdez was 83 years old, full of faith and a mighty Evangelist. He made a call for people who wanted all God had for them to respond, Ian was first up. The moment A C Valdez laid his hands on him the call to be an Evangelist echoed in his ears, that call is as strong today as it was at 9:15pm on October 5th 1977.
There have been many adventures and trials since that night involving this developing ministry. Leadership roles in various church’s led Ian to be Pioneering Pastor of the Franklin Elim church in 1990. Ian & Joye handed the church over to others in 1995 and from 1995-1998 Ian served in various leadership roles with Tuakau Apostolic church. In October 1998 the call to Pioneer another church was answered and Papatoetoe Elim church was born.
Ian is ably assisted by his wife Joye, who has an amazing capacity to hear from God and pray through situations to bring victory. Joye is a very able minister in her own right and is used by the Lord increasingly Joye comes from a well known Pentecostal family being the daughter of E T Mellor the chairman of the AOG in NZ from 1931-1943.
Ian moves strongly in the prophetic and is well known for very accurate and encouraging words. The gifts of the Spirit are very evident in this ministry which has led to many salvation’s, healings, and the release of ministry to needy.
Since February 1999 Ian has been conducting healing crusades in Papatoetoe, as well as in other areas in co-operation with local church groups. Many lives have been touched by the Power of God, with people being healed of such diseases as Cancer, Asthma, Diabetes, Deafness, spiritual and emotional problems. Many people have made first time commitments to Jesus, and others have been released into ministry as they work in the team. This Evangelistic ministry was called Powerpoint ministries
In 2003 the miracle ministry took a step up when Ian & Joye where introduced to the glory realm and we are seeing many signs & wonders released in our midst, The ministry name was changed to His Amazing Glory Ministries in 2004, Ian now travels in NZ & internationally for His King & saviour.
A successful church planter with many years ministry experience. Able to move strongly in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and bring a strong sense of vision to Church and ministry situations. A lover of the body of Christ, and a belief that the church, is God’s instrument for reconciliation in the world.
Compassion: Expressing and teaching in a way that brings change while respecting the individual.
Evangelism: Finding methods to express the love of God to all mankind in obedience to the call of God
Vision: having strong Godly vision, and able to impart to others
Church planting: a pioneer able to work through difficult situations
Inspirational teacher: Delivering the Word of God in a fresh & dynamic way.
Experienced in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lover of Jesus: Total commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church.
1977. Received call to ministry at A C Valdez meeting.
1979-81 Matamata AOG. 1980 began preaching night services. Street, door to door & café evangelism
1981-88 Living Waters Christian centre Pukekohe
Evangelism director, Church business council, evangelistic services, Evangelistic outreach to various towns.
1988 mission to Fiji
1990-1995 Franklin Elim Church Pioneer Pastor .
1995-1996 Relief Pastor Pukekohe CLC
1996-1998 Tuakau Apostolic Church Elder Evangelism & ministry coordinator.
1998-2007 Papatoetoe Elim Church Pioneer pastor
1998 Founder Powerpoint ministries ( Healing crusades Evangelistic rallies in various parts of NZ & overseas)
2004 -2006 Miracle crusades in India & Australia.Changed ministry name to “His Amazing Glory”
2007-present – Full time itinerate ministry based in Auckland NZ 2010- 2015 – Member of the Govenrmental team at Horizon Church in Auckland NZ. 2015 Commenced The South Wind Fellowship in Pokeno NZ.
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