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Senior Pastors

Hi, we are Mike and Allison.  We are privileged to serve as the senior pastors of Heart of the North Celebration Centre.  We came to Kaikohe as teenagers with a sense that God had called us to minister to youth.  Our ministry began mostly with a focus on reaching out to kids who did not know Christ.  We were just an ordinary couple, a forestry worker and a young mum who loved God.  Then God began to give us a love for His church.  He spoke to us out of Galatians 6:9 Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially those who are of the household of faith. The words "especially those who are of the household of faith" began to really challenge us and we found God giving us a great love for His church and that love has continued to grow. In 1998 we were ordained by our apostolic parents Murray and Nancy Watkinson.  We are happy to be serving God in this place.  He has blessed us with seven wonderful children and  a large spiritual family.  He has brought alongside us some truly magnificent people and together we are extending the Kingdom the God into many different places.