ABOUT US

OUR MINISTRY TEAM

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Paul Gray

Ministry Representative - NZ

Paul joined the Friends of Israel as Ministry Representative for NZ in January 2022. Born and raised in Southland Paul came to faith in Christ in 1988 and was baptised at Grace St Chapel the same year. He is married to Therese and they have five children.

With a passion for the gospel, and a heart to share with others how they can know true peace through relationship with Jesus, Paul will be travelling throughout the country helping people understand the truth of God's Word about Israel and Messiah and teaching how people can stand with Israel and the Jewish people.

Paul has a BA in Christian Ministry from Adelaide College of Ministries and an MA in Christian Leadership from Dallas Seminary.

If you would like to invite Paul to speak at your church CLICK HERE.

 

To help support the Gray's financially as they shortly begin ministry with FOI, CLICK HERE 

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Simon Lawry

Ministry Development Representative - AU/NZ

Simon was born and raised in Christchurch and became a christian when he was 11. In his teens he moved to Adelaide, Australia with his family where he met his wife Jo and they have three adult children.

In 2016 Simon began reestablishing the work of Friends of Israel from Auckland and over 5+ years was able to see the work develop in a variety of ways throughout the country.

In 2022 The Lawry's returned to Australia to be based in Queensland where Simon will continue to serve with Friends of Israel in Australia and New Zealand overseeing various projects and helping to expand our ministry further through our online presence, Israel tours and the backpacker project near Mt Ruapehu in the central North Island.

If you would like Simon to visit your church or group to share about what God is doing with Friends of Israel in NZ click here 

 
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OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Jim Showers
Mike Stallard
Simon Lawry
John Wilcox
Les Crawford

OUR OFFICE STAFF 

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Cassy Vivian

Office Administrator

Cassy joined our office staff in Auckland in September 2022 as Office Administrator.

Having previously worked in a variety of settings including her exisiting other role as a Pilates Instructor, Cassy is a friendly and helpful addition to our team. Cassy also has a heart for God, the Scriptures and the Jewish people and together with her husband Lloyd lives and worships locally.

When you call our Auckland office, Cassy will likely be the one you speak with and can assist you with your enquiry.

Jo Lawry

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Jo looks after the FOI-NZ office taking care of all book and resource orders and distribution. Jo also takes care of the bookkeeping, helps the mission stay on top of all things admin and is usually the friendly voice at the end of the phone when people make a call to our office. 

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Jeanine Fourie

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Jeanine will be our new Office Administrator commencing late November and will assume the responsibilities for the office currently held by Jo Lawry. Jeanine will also apply some additional skills in the area of graphic design and desktop publishing.

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OUR HISTORY

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Learn more about The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry

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WHAT WE BELIEVE