Our Story

The Freedom Centre story is simple, to help lead many into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. From the beginning Freedom Centre has focused on making disciples through the presence of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.

We have now grown to over 750 regularly attending our gatherings, an increasing number of weekly small groups and a thriving School of Ministry. All this to support the vision to see people Encounter God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference.

We also belong to a large ministry with thousands of people worldwide coming under the Freedom Centre banner. These include churches, schools, hospitals and clinics and bible college’s through Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Rwanda.
Learn more about our missions at www.freedomministriesint.org

Leadership

Five Fold Pillars

The Five FolD

The core structure of our Church is based off the Five Fold structure based around Ephesians 4:11. "And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ"

Apostolic Pillar - Adem Guneyi
Prophetic Pillar - Grace Guneyi
Evangelic Pillar - TBD
Pastoral Pillar - Reuel Percy
Teacher Pillar - Jared Mitchison
Administrative Pillar - Hannah Jones

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Lead Pastors

Adem & Grace Guneyi

Adem and Grace have been Lead Pastors of Freedom Centre for the last 10 years. Pastor Adem got saved from a life of crime and drugs and had a radical transformation through the power of Jesus. Pastor Grace was raised in the church and experienced transformation from church being a religious experience to a relationship with Jesus.

They both carry the fire of the Holy Spirit and are super passionate about seeing people have a life-transforming experience through Jesus. They moved to Tauranga from Melbourne, Australia and had their three kids; Eva, Eliana and Josiah all in Aotearoa. As a family, they love seeing God's kingdom expanded!

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Te Puke Pastors

Reuel & Natalie Percy

Reuel and Natalie are the Pastors of Freedom Centre Te Puke, a new vibrant church plant in The Bay of Plenty.

Pastor Reuel was raised at his family church in South Africa and is a 5th generation Pastor. Pastor Natalie is a Tauranga local and grew up in the church in Mount Maunganui and up in Auckland.

Reuel & Natalie have been radically transformed by incredible encounters with Holy Spirit. They both carry a deep love for God and His people, and are extremely passionate about seeing people encounter God, lived transformed lives through the power of The Holy Spirit, and thriving in the call of God. They moved to Tauranga from Auckland 7 years ago, and have their son Ezekiel.

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Lead Pastors

Adem &
Grace Guneyi

Adem and Grace have been Lead Pastors of Freedom Centre for the last 10 years.

Pastor Adem got saved from  a life of crime and drugs and had a radical transformation through the power of Jesus. Pastor Grace was raised in the church and experienced transformation from church being a religious experience to a relationship with Jesus.

They both carry the fire of the Holy Spirit and are super passionate about seeing people have a life-transforming experience through Jesus.

They moved to Tauranga from Melbourne, Australia and had their three kids; Eva, Eliana and Josiah all in Aotearoa. As a family, they love seeing God's kingdom expanded!

Five Fold Team

Adem Guneyi

Apostolic Pillar

Grace Guneyi

Prophetic Pillar

Mark Sadlier

Evangelistic Pillar

Jared Mitchison

Teaching Pillar

Reuel Percy

Pastoral Pillar

Hannah Jones

Operations Pillar

Leadership

Greg & michelle de laborde

Tauranga Young Adults Pastors

sara sadlier

Tauranga Youth Pastor

Jason & Maria Cannon

Tauranga Kids Pastors

Keith & Hannah Jones

Creative and Operation Directors

Jacques & Chene Roux

Small Groups Pastors

Jared & Jessika Mitchison

FSM Principals

Glen Austin

Kingdom Builders Director

WE EXIST TO

Encounter

Equip

release

Our vision is to see every person encounter God, find freedom, discover purpose and make a difference

OUR VALUES

Our core values define who we are. They are not just what we do, they are part of our DNA.
These are non-negotiable values to live by for our staff, leaders and members.

01

Jesus:
Our Everything

Jesus is our Saviour. Jesus is our Lord. Jesus is our King. Jesus is our message. He takes centre stage. We are Jesus people, not religious people. Methods will come and go, yet He remains the same.

02

People:
Our Priority

Our heart is for ALL people. All people are loved by Jesus. We make no apologies for being specifically focused on reaching those far away from God. We desire to bring the broken home at all costs. We believe that our light is best seen in the night.

03

Presence:
Our Pursuit

All that matters is that He shows up. From our worship to our service we do it with His presence in mind. When God is in the room, all kinds of life change happens.

04

Honour:
Our Culture

We are vocal with our honour, meaning we are not stingy with our words. We are a people who can celebrate who a person is without tripping over who they are not.. We honour and care for those God has placed around us.

05

Family:
Our Function

The kingdom of God is not a business, it is a family of sons and daughters living in relationship with their heavenly Father. The Church is a covenant family.

06

Miracles:
Our Expectation

God is a supernatural God and we are a supernatural people. We will not be defined by what the natural realm tells us. We live in and expect the miraculous in seemingly impossible situations.

07

Discipleship:
Our Mandate

Every believer is called to make disciples. It may look different for everyone, but one thing remains, we want real relationships that create real disciples who then go and make more disciples.

Our Values

Jesus

Our Everything

People

Our Priority

Presence

Our Pursuit

Honour

Our Culture

Family

our function

Miracles

Our Expectation

disciplehship

our mandate

What we Believe

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
  • We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
  • We believe that sin separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
  • We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the “new birth”, we must repent of our sins and place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • We believe that in order to live the life that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.
  • We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and holy communion
  • We believe that Jesus, the same yesterday today and forever still heals, performs miracles and is actively involved in the life of the believer.
  • We believe that our eternal destination of either eternal union with God or eternal separation from God is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
  • We believe marriage is a gift from God that is designed for one man and one woman. Sexuality should only be expressed in the context of that marriage covenant.