Spectacular Future

How do we best pass on the leadership baton?

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”

1 Timothy 4:12-16

Presented by Hannah Cossey, Jonathan Edmeades and Eduardo Mendonca

Hannah Cossey, Regional Young Adults Coach 

I love God and I’m totally sold on that. I was in youth ministry before stepping into my current role. I’m really big on embracing simplicity. I’m on a totally rad adventure at the moment living out of a van. I seek out challenge, I love fun and I totally dig good rest.

Jonathan Edmeades, Interim Lead Pastor, Henderson Baptist Church 

Jono is currently Interim Lead Pastor at Henderson Baptist Church, but will shortly be getting married to the lovely Gabby and heading off to the sunny Bay of Plenty, where he will join the team at Whakatāne Baptist. He loves Jesus, a round of golf and journeying alongside others in figuring out their part in the mission of God. 

Eduardo Mendonca, Pastor, New Generation Church

I am Eduardo Mendonca, born in Brazil and living in NZ for 15+ years. I love our Lord Jesus Christ above everything, and I love my beautiful family, who supports me and is involved 100% in my pastoral ministry at New Generation Church. I’m passionate about the Word of God and love sharing it with others.

Tanya Lameta, Pasifika student support, Carey Baptist College

Tanya is NZ born Samoan, currently works in the student support team at Carey while studying a Masters degree in Counselling and Education. Together with her husband, they are the senior pastors of Hosanna Lighthouse Baptist located in South Auckland. Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world and Tanya is passionate about Pasifika people and their role in the mission of God in Aotearoa.