Pastor & Leadership Team
Rev Jock & Cathy Brunskill
Pastors, Rev Jock and Cathy Brunskill have been blissfully married 36 years and have 8 children and 10 grandchildren. They love family times, reading, swimming, gardening and walking the dog together. They met through Christian youth camps when Jock was a youth group leader and Cathy the camp registrar.
Jock was a lawyer for 10 years and a partner in an Auckland law firm. They were both involved in planting the former Northwest Baptist Church in West Auckland. Then the LORD called Jock into full-time ministry. He trained in Bible College with AOG Australia and was the Senior Pastor of Franklin Baptist from 1990-1996. He and Cathy really enjoyed the bi-cultural journey at Franklin and were strongly connected with Baptist Maori Ministries. Later he took the family to Canada where he did an MA in New Testament Theology at Briercrest Seminary.
For the past 19 years Jock and Cathy served with WEC International as missionaries. Jock was the Dean of Studies at Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies for 13 years, and for the past 6 years he was the National Director for WEC based in Gordonton. Cathy’s role has been Jock’s chief supporter, home maker and home-school teacher. She taught all their children up to tertiary level. Now that they are empty nesters Cathy likes to be available for Mum and Nana duties while sharing in hospitality, debriefing and offering a listening ear to those who need to talk.
Jock was also the Licensee and Board chair for Rainbows Gordonton Early Childhood Centre on the WEC/Eastwest campus since 2002. He has served on the NZ Board of Wycliffe Bible Translators since 2010. Jock and Cathy have travelled quite extensively encouraging and mentoring mission personnel reaching the unreached in many WEC fields.
His ministry gifts are pastor/teacher, giving, and serving. Jock’s main teaching areas were interpersonal relationships, preaching across cultures, prayer and ethics.
Our office manager Karen Allen is usually the first voice or person you meet when you phone or visit the office. This person juggles lots of different things and is a great source of information and often a good starting point if you have an enquiry about the church and will then be able to direct you to the correct person. Please feel free to contact the church office and if outside the hours the office is open, leave a message and we will get back to you.
Where to find us
100 Malfroy Rd, Victoria, Rotorua ph. (07) 348 5263
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