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Speakers 2016


Mike Pilavachi : Soul Survivor, UK

Mike is the Senior Pastor of the Soul Survivor Watford church, based in North Watford, UK. He also launched the Soul Survivor Christian festival in the summer of 1993. The event is a 5-day long charismatic Christian festival aimed at youth, and under the guidance of Pilavachi, the event has grown to accommodate around 30,000 people.


Joel Holm : PathFinders International, USA

Joel Holm is no stranger to NZ and Beyond, having been a keynote speaker for almost every year since the start of the conference. Joel was born to missionary parents in South Korea and so has always had a global perspective on life and ministry. 

Joel now teaches and consults with churches and church networks around the world. He designs resources and writes on current global trends and leads PathFinders, a ministry that helps Christian leaders working in the developing world fulfil their mission.   

With this wealth of knowledge, Joel’s messages have been challenging and inspiring in engaging the church community in active mission in their neighbourhood, city and the nations. Always thought provoking, Joel calls the church to world  changing discipleship. 


Lui Ponifasio : LifeChurch, NZ

Lui Ponifasio is the Senior Pastor of LifeChurch in South Auckland and Chairman of the Pacific2Nations mission movement. He is also the CEO of SMG Ltd, a multimedia company operating radio, television and a newspaper.

Lui is an inspirational speaker with a burning passion to train, empower and release the next generation of mission leaders.



Tak Bhana : Church Unlimited, NZ

Tak Bhana is the host of New Zealand & Beyond and senior pastor of Church Unlimited. Tak is also the host of Running With Fire; a radio, TV and magazine ministry that goes into 80 countries around the world
He travels extensively around New Zealand and the nations fulfilling his deep passion to see the rapid growth and advancement of the kingdom of God globally. New Zealand & Beyond has been birthed from this deep passion, and the conference is now held in three locations - Auckland, Christchurch and Karachi, Pakistan.