About HCC

We are Christ followers.

We value all people.

We are committed to making disciples of Jesus.

We are committed to bible-based teaching and preaching.

We believe that prayer is central to our being, and all our activities.

Lead Pastor

Martin Kariuki

Hello, my name is Martin Kariuki. I was born and raised in Kenya, near the capital, Nairobi.

During my third year of studying law at university, I heard God calling me into ministry. Initially I thought it was to be in addition to my career, but through prayer and discernment, God made it clear that he wanted me to become a full time Pastor. This stayed with me throughout the years after I completed my law degree and served in churches, Experiential Christian camps and learning institutes.

In 2014 I moved to New Zealand to take up the role of youth pastor at St Augustine’s Anglican Church. I had an amazing five years there, leaving only to follow that initial call. Since moving to Christchurch I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Theology from Laidlaw College, and married my wife Anna.

My personal life vision is to inspire those around me to be the best they can, through real discipleship and relationship. I am passionate about creating leaders who are willing to disciple and be discipled as followers of Jesus while staying connected in community. I believe this is what the local church has been called to do.

HCC

Mission Statement

We believe in the authority of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – creator of Heaven and Earth. We believe in salvation by faith through the grace and finished work of Jesus on the cross. We believe in the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and in the promise of His return. We hold to the authority of scripture and believe that it is inspired and God given.

HCC

Mission Statement

We believe in the authority of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – creator of Heaven and Earth. We believe in salvation by faith through the grace and finished work of Jesus on the cross. We believe in the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and in the promise of His return. We hold to the authority of scripture and believe that it is inspired and God given.

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