Growing church wants own home
Porirua’s Kings Church is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and a move.
However, senior pastor Pete Henare said the church was looking for a more permanent home.
Mr Henare said the church had been based at Aotea College in the Te Manawa hall, but because of refurbishments it now had to move.
‘‘We’re so thankful to Aotea College for being such generous hosts and we understand totally that they need to make improvements to their hall, but for us this means loading up the family van and moving on,’’ he said.
In the immediate future, Kings Church will meet at Pataka Performing Arts Studio.
‘‘The folks at Pataka have been really helpful and it’s great being in such a key community venue. But if anyone has a spare auditorium – please pick up the phone,’’ Mr Henare said.
‘‘It would be nice to have a permanent place so we can continue to grow.’’
The church needs an auditorium that seats about 200 people.
Mr Henare said being based at a secondary school was perfect because it provided an auditorium and rooms for smaller events.
He said the church had not ruled out returning to Aotea College in the future.
Mr Henare said that over the next 10 years the focus would be on growing the church.
‘‘We love being here in Porirua. Over the last 10 years we’ve helped kids, young people, families, older people and professionals to connect with God and with one another and we’re looking forward to doing even more in the next 10.’’
He said the church planned congregations in Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Kapiti. It meets at Pataka, Sundays at 10.30am.
Holy rollers: Senior pastor Pete Henare says Kings Church has moved to Pataka.