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

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!


Greg & michelle de laborde

Young Adults Pastors

Mark & sara sadlier

Youth Pastors

Jason & Maria Cannon

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

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

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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.