Promise Keepers has been privileged to have some of the best men's speakers at our national Events. To help your Ministry with Men find a suitable high quality men’s speaker, we have assembled the following list of men, willing to be approached regarding speaking at events around the nation.
Each speaker has a short bio and a list of messages or topics they are able to speak on. Email and/or phone details are provided so you can make direct contact with them.
Mark is Minister of St Elizabeth's Anglican Church, Auckland which he planted in Manurewa, South Auckland. Mark realised that if he made men his top priority then everything else would fall into place. He is an advisor for Alpha, runs workshops on fatherhood, is on the Diocesan Evangelism Council, and is also involved with Marriage Encounter. Mark has been married for over 30 years and has four children.
• He is open to a variety of topics.
Ph: 09 266 1040
Ivan is passionate about seeing men reaching their potential in God and making a difference in their communities. He currently pastors a growing church in Napier. He and his wife Glenda have been Salvation Army Officers for 27 years, serving in various places throughout New Zealand. They have two adult children, Rebekah and Nathan.
• "Who told you, you are a man" - Looks at the need for young men to have older men (fathers) speaking into their lives.
• "The transformed mind of a man" - Strategic steps to pursue a transformed mind.
• "Life follows expectations" - The need for dreams, visions and expectations.
• "Generational transfer" - Passing on a baton to another generation.
• "What visions do dads need for their kids?"
• "Giant-killers needed today!" - Strategies for defeating those obstacles in life which seem impossible.
• "Invading the impossible" - Divine strategy for a Spirit-filled life.
• "Heaven on earth" - God's mandate for men in the garden where they have been placed.
Ph: 06 844 4941
Tak is the Senior Pastor of West City Christian Centre. He graduated from Auckland University with a BCOM/LLB and practised as an accountant before going into full time ministry over the last 24 years. Tak is heard daily on the Radio Rhema network with the popular program 'Running with Fire’. He is married to Adrienne and they have an adult daughter.
• To wake up the mighty men into all God has called them to be - Joel 3:9
• Walking in victory
• Authority in Christ
• Inspire men to have a burning zeal to love and serve God
• A deeper walk with God - to know Him more and more
• Men on mission to a lost world
Tak’s Personal Assistant, Jodi Tolley. Ph: 09 836 1294
Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. David was ordained in to ministry in 1980. David and his wife Linda have been Senior Pastors at Tauranga Worship Centre for the past 12 years, with a mission vision for the nations. The ministry that David and Linda share is focused on helping the Church of Jesus Christ be all it can be.
• Facing your biggest battles
• Healthy emotional love
• How men have been created for worship
At the age of 15 a desire for revival in New Zealand was ignited in Seth and he studied the history of revivals and revivalists. All this time he was saying, “If you can use these people, you can use me God!” Today, Seth is the Senior Pastor of the Hope Centre where regular weekly revival meetings are held.
Seth has a remarkable ability to reach people through his compassion, love and wonderful sense of humour. Seth is powerfully anointed and moves with the fire of God. Many lives have been healed, transformed and set free through his ministry.
He has been married for 25 years and has 5 daughters.
• Being a Dad
Contact Details for his PA, Jo McLeay:
Ph: 04 566 1319
Nick has served as the Senior Pastor at The Street City Church in Wellington for the last 11 years. His call to ministry came while teaching music in a secondary school. That call has compelled him to lead and teach others so that the church can fulfill the vision of helping people become total followers of Jesus Christ. Nick and his wife Sarah have been married for over 20 years. They regularly teach on marriage and relationships and they have three children aged between 10 and 16.
• Family and marriage
• Spiritual growth
||Dr Mike Gorrie
Dr Mike Gorrie is an ordained minister, keen Bible scholar and conference speaker. Many have been blessed by his stimulating marriage seminars, in which he asks the question: "Is your marriage Bliss or Blisters?!" For five years he was the Counselling Manager of Cornerstone Christian Counselling and has taught at a Bible School in Auckland for the past seven years. Mike offers fresh insights into marriage relationships and under the power of the Holy Spirit, will challenge you to move to a higher place in God.
• Is your marriage bliss or blisters? (marriage seminar)
• God is looking for men not males! (developing masculine maturity)
• Raising the bar of holiness in Christian living
• The blessings of obedience
Ph: (09) 486 0097
Founder and visionary of PK’s youth event, “Transition”, Gary has got what it takes to understand the times and know God's response to tough questions. He has been sharpened by the experiences of being a golf professional, a youth pastor and husband and father of four sons. Gary has looked life in the eye and not blinked! He brings a wealth of experience and dynamism to the PK team.
Email: Gary Grut
Mobile: 021 476 946
Brian was a surfing photojournalist for many years and also produced “Beyond the Break”, a sports special surfing show. In the ’70’s Brian travelled extensively through Mexico and Central America. He and his family lived in Australia from 1979 to 1997. During this time he planted and pastored the first church in Brusselton, Western Australia. He then came to New Zealand and planted Calvary Chapel in Auckland. Brian has been married to Kathy for over 30 years and they have two adult children.
“I have no qualifications except a love for Jesus, the Word of God, and the people God allows ministry to, because Jesus lives in my heart and the Holy Spirit enables me.”
• Importance of the Word of God in your life
Ph Calvary Chapel: 09 918 8000
Jim lectures extensively on character development and leadership training. Since 1972, he has travelled internationally with his wife Kaye to talk about marriage and family issues, stress management and excellence in the workplace. They have also undertaken three national tours conducting men’s events and promoting Promise Keepers.
Jim is a great speaker with experience in a variety of topics.
• Workplace excellence
• Discovering your gifting and using it
• Knowing who you are in Christ
Through the Promise Keepers Office - Ph 09 627 0101
As a boy, Aaron dreamt of being a pirate on Radio Hauraki’s breakfast show. As a man he fulfilled the dream but found life at the top was strangely empty. Now with the Rhema Network, he has planted 2 churches and pastors one, as well as hosting the breakfast show on Rhema and writing for Challenge Weekly.
Through Harvest Christian Church
Tavale is a pastor at Auckland Word of Life Church. He is also involved with the Bible College of NZ; is a radio host for the Abundant Life program on Fofoga Radio, Auckland; is a Samoan chaplain in Paremoremo Prison and works with the police on the Pacific Islands Advisory Council and as a translator. He also serves on the Board of Promise Keepers. Tavale is married to Alison. They have four children and five grandchildren. Tavale is a treasure and always much appreciated at Promise Keepers Events.
• Character building
• Disciple making
• Speaker for Men’s groups / camps
• Speaker in church services for strengthening the saints
• Special interest in Pacific Island churches or ministries
Radically converted from a life of alcohol, drugs and violence, Norm now pastors House of Breakthrough and has a heart to see men reconciled with God and with each other.
• Men’s personal issues, including emotional, mental, sexual and relational.
Boyd is the Worship Pastor at Elim Christian Centre in Auckland. One of his passions is to see people connect with God through worship. Boyd moved to New Zealand from Sri Lanka ten years ago and is married to Sharon. He has been involved with Promise Keepers since 2000.
Robert is a talented and gifted evangelist and communicator to those who are Polynesians and those who are not. He is the International President of Open Air Campaigners and was one of the founders of Polynesian Ministries based in New Zealand, now a department of the Auckland branch.
The work Robert is involved in includes: teaching WTB Seminars, training Christians on evangelism, preaching, running children’s evangelistic outreaches, doing personal evangelism in the shopping malls and on the streets and speaking at camps and conferences. Robert also ministers overseas, especially in the Pacific region in countries such as Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands and Vanuatu. Recently he has also been doing a lot ministry in the USA, Europe and South America with the OAC teams there.
Robert is a Niuean by birth and is married to Laisa, who is Fijian. They have three children - Deane, Ritchie and Joanna.
• Evangelism and Missions
• The challenge of backing up testimony by the way we live daily
• Commitment to God and to His calling
• Developing a real desire for God and His Word
• Communicating the Gospel effectively and relevantly
Ph: 09 275 4163
Cell: 027 235 9881
Tim Sisarich is the Executive Director of Focus on the Family New Zealand, a role he has had since November 2006.
Tim comes from a broadcasting background, with over 12 years experience working with some of New Zealand’s biggest broadcasters and production companies including Television New Zealand, Touchdown Television, MORE FM and with the international ministry of Chuck Missler - Koinonia House.
Most recently, he has worked with New Zealand's largest Christian media organisation, Rhema Broadcasting Group, where he started and developed a news department, moved into programming the news/talk based Rhema Radio Network and hosted a magazine-style news and current affairs programme.
Tim and his wife have spent time abroad, including 18 months in Israel as volunteers on a Kibbutz. While there, he freelanced as a journalist for radio stations and newspapers in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Canada.
He is still involved in commenting on family-focused issues in the media.
Born in1974, Tim has been married to Jesmae since January 1996, and has 4 children - twin boys, Matai & Ari, a daughter, Nelah, and a young baby son, Levi.
• He is happy to speak on any issue to do with a man and his role as a father, husband, mentor...
Myan started his own financial advisory business in South Africa working as a life and insurance broker and tax consultant at age 19. He then immigrated to NZ in 2000. He and his wife Jolene hosted a TV show that helped migrants to New Zealand and he currently works as a business advisor and life coach.
Myan has a lot to offer men. His testimony is rich with godly principles on how to take initiative in your career, how to battle for your faith in an anti-Christian culture and how to trust God with your life.
He is the author of 3 books, “From the Pit to the Palace”, “You Can” and "Game On, For the Prize" (compilation of testimonies).
• Godly living
Nick was a New Zealand Police Officer for over 25 years. Specialising in youth work, he spearheaded police initiatives that had astonishing results in reducing youth offending in his patch. He has been widely recognised with a bucketful of awards (which he is too modest to tell you about). He is now the Manager of the Pacific Youth Development Strategy for the Ministry of Social Development. Nick is a top communicator who really connects with his audience. He is married and has three teenage daughters.
• Dealing with the two ‘uns’ (unforgiveness and unconfessed sin)
• How to spot a Christian
• Finding favour with God and man
Under Graham's leadership, Brother International (NZ) Ltd has become one of the top performing distributors of Brother products worldwide. Graham has also worked with several not-for-profit organisations including the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and served on the Board of Promise Keepers. Graham has proved that Christian principles applied in the business world can lead to success and that fundamental integrity, truth and honesty is now a practice many businesses are striving to adhere to and be recognised for.
• Has a wide range of topics and can support any that are given.
Geoff pastors the church he planted in Auckland 13 years ago, Eden AOG. In his church he runs a strong Ministry to Men. Geoff has been involved in several Men’s Small Groups, both with his own men and also other pastors. He is married to Joanne, and they have two adult children and one teenager.
Geoff first got involved with Promise Keepers in 1995, assisting at the second Auckland Event. He was a speaker the following year, and has been a speaker most years since then. Until recently Geoff was Chairman of the Board of Promise Keepers NZ, and still serves on the Board. He worked as the first Men's Ministry Coach and helped develop and run Coaching meetings nationwide. Currently Geoff is responsible for the Single Focus Seminar at PK Events and assists with Event programming and Coaching. He has been used powerfully at men’s events as an evangelist who understands men.
Geoff has been part of the DNA that has steered Promise Keepers to where it is today, being used mightily by God to impact men.
• Devotional life
• 5 love languages
• Dealing with addictions
• The fear of God
• Overcoming passivity
• How to produce nothing
• Men’s Ministry
...and a whole lot more
Mobile: 021 438 463