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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
We are a Presbyterian Church and the term “presbyterian” refers to how our church is governed.
The leaders of the Presbyterian Church are called ‘ministers’ (who are particularly responsible for preaching) and ‘elders’ (who join with the ministers in exercising pastoral care and oversight in the congregations and courts of the church). These words are English equivalents of the Greek word ‘presbyter’. Ministers and elders are elected by members of our congregations from among themselves, being those whom the members believe are spiritually qualified to lead and care for them.
Each congregation looks after its own affairs under the general guidance and oversight of the presbytery, a gathering of ministers and elders from the several congregations in the local area.
Our Minister is Matt Tegart and he and his family have recently moved to Gisborne and are now very proud to be “Gisbornians”. Matt is married to Rachel and is a proud father of three children (one in 2nd year university, one in year 12 and one in year 9). The other member of the family is Molly a 12 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Matt loves the opportunity of preaching and teaching the Word of God and of sharing the amazingly “good news of the Gospel” . Prior to entering into full time ministry he worked for 18 years in the Shipping and Transport Industry. In his free time Matt enjoys golf, gardening, coffee and eating lots of food.
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Our people at Gisborne Presbyterian church
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