Simon Lawry

21 Nov 2021

Our New NZ Ministry Representative

We are delighted to introduce and welcome Paul and Therese Gray to the ministry of Friends of Israel. Paul will serve full-time as Ministry Representative for FOI-NZ and take over the role Simon is currently doing from 17th January 2022.


Paul is a graduate of Adelaide College of Ministries and Dallas Seminary and has been serving in pastoral ministry in Southland for 20 years while also working part time in another industry. He and Therese have five children ranging in age from 11-22.

Paul will be visiting churches, teaching and sharing about why Christians should love Israel and the Jewish people. Both Simon & Paul will continue to work closely throughout 2022 to see the ministry continue to develop and grow as we seek to connect with more people and provide new resources aimed at encouraging the Church to press on for the sake of Messiah and reaching out to Jews and Gentiles with the gospel.


Will you pray for for Paul & Therese as they transition into this significant role in Jewish missions and as they also prepare to relocate further north later in 2022.


To support Paul, Therese and their family as they begin their ministry, CLICK HERE.