Meet our team of passionate leaders

Our Pastors

Ruan and Katherine Swart


Ruan and Katherine passionately encourage people to be dependent on God by pursuing Him with all of their hearts. They are great encouragers and they love to help people grasp a deep revelation of their identity in God and working out their calling. Their mission in life is to equip others to experience the future that God has for them. Katherine is the worship leader of the church and loves to help people engage in deep and sincere worship.

Simon and Hannah White

Youth and Young Adults Pastors

Simon and Hannah are passionate about training and equipping people to walk in their gifts and to go out into the world to do God’s will. Simon and Hannah love God and ministering in the Holy Spirit freely, studying the bible and prayer. They enjoy teaching people about God in a fun, exciting way, while also raising them to be strong disciples.

Leon and Marlise Steyn

Young Families Pastors

Leon and Marlise have a heart to connect young families together. They love to see people enjoy fellowship with each other and grow in their relationship with God. 

Pastoral Support

Theunis & Debbie Lange

Service Coordinators

Theunis and Debbie immigrated from South Africa. They have a desire to help people feel loved and accepted. They are an honorable, steadfast, and loving family and always willing to help people. They lead by example without compromising their love for God and people. They also run a connect group in Albany.  

Peter and Maxine Gostick

Care and support

Peter and Maxine have been at Ignite Faith church since the very start of the church. They are true examples to young and old, always showing a loving attitude and eager to serve others. They are humble and kind and absolutely sold out for Jesus. They  help take care of the older generation in our church Family. 

Alan and Raewyn Meikle

Community care

Alan and Raewyn oversee our community care ministry. They have a real passion to minister to broken people. They love to reach out and connect   people with the local church. They are very generous and humble in Spirit. They are true demonstrators of the love of Jesus.

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Sunday Service 10AM at Ignite Faith Centre
5 Link Crescent, Arkles Bay, Auckland

Phone: (09) 242 0502

Email: office@livingfaith.org.nz