About

Authentic Christian Trust is a not-for-profit trust and a registered Charity in NZ (CC55868), with the purpose of promoting the kingdom of Jesus Christ through various media projects. We exist through the generous support of individuals, businesses, churches and trusts who catch the vision to reach out through print, websites, video and social media.

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Dave Firth

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Dave is a passionate communicator about Jesus Christ, serving...

Dave is a passionate communicator about Jesus Christ, serving as the communications director for Torchbearers International and director of Authentic Media.
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Paul Gardiner

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Paul is a young business leader who's motivations are towards stewarding businesses...

Paul is a young business leader who's motivations are towards stewarding businesses, helping to direct and develop them to God's glory, here in New Zealand. He is currently employed as Whitehall Fruitpackers' Development Manager in Cambridge, NZ.
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Stephen Whitwell

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Stephen has been a pastor for 33 years, and lives in Tauranga with his wife Wendy. He writes...

Stephen has been a pastor for 33 years, and lives in Tauranga with his wife Wendy. He writes a monthly e-letter, Brief Word, which circulates worldwide. He has a passion for helping people discover who they are, for writing and for life!
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Marty Richards

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Marty is a father of 8! and married to the beautiful Julie. He loves God and helping people reach their...

Marty is a father of 8! and married to the beautiful Julie. He loves God and helping people reach their potential by finding God’s purpose for their lives. He is the chairman of Family Ministries NZ Trust which oversees YWAM Matamata. He is the coordinator of the Keswick Summer Convention in Rotorua and on the Keswick Council. He enjoys teaching Bible in schools and helps run a large Sunday school at Tirau Community Church. He can mostly be found running his in-laws dairy farm when he is not mountain biking or attending his children’s numerous sports events and recitals. He is also on the school board of trustees at Matamata Intermediate and runs a men’s Bible study. His favourite verse is Philippians 4:13.
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Jono McCullough

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Jono is a qualified builder and director of Rob May Builders. He has directorships in four other building related...

Jono is a qualified builder and director of Rob May Builders. He has directorships in four other building related companies, a trustee on Give it back trust, Cambridge Community Charitable trust and the BT trust. He is a member of RSCC church in Cambridge and has a passion for mission and overseas outreach, maybe because he was born in Papua New Guinea. He loves spending time on our jet skis relaxing with the family and being a kid again. He is married to Paula with 3 fantastic kids.
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Zane Raphael

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Zane Raphael is a qualified, licensed builder with more than 25 years’ experience in the building industry. He owns...
Zane Raphael is a qualified, licensed builder with more than 25 years’ experience in the building industry. He owns and operates two successful businesses based in Auckland. Zane has built mud huts for the Masai in Africa, initiated and helped organise a televised charity build for a West Auckland family, along with helping other deserving families down on life. He has a passion to see people reach all that God has for them in their lives - spiritually, relationally and financially. He is married to Suzanne with two daughters Imogen and Trinity.

STATEMENT OF BELIEF

We believe in:

  1. The Holy Scriptures as original given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

  2. The triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

  3. The deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His substitutionary atonement for sin, His bodily resurrection and His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory;

  4. The person of the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration and sanctification, who indwells every believer, equipping them with gifts for service and witness.

  5. The necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and the importance of a life fully committed to the will of God in Christ.

  6. The church as one universal body of Jesus Christ, who is the head, called to be God's redeemed people.

  7. The call to all followers of Jesus Christ, to present the Gospel message in word and deed with clarity and enthusiasm wherever and whenever possible!