About us

What is Nations Church all about?

Our vision is simple: “Changing our world. Growing people to be GOING people”.
We exist to make disciples who in turn make disciples.

Disciples build:
1. An ongoing life-changing relationship with Christ
2. Ongoing life-changing relationships inside the church
3. Ongoing life-changing relationships outside the church

Our mission is based on Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18-20 “make disciples of all nations”.
Making disciples means we are to:

Win people to Christ
Connect those we reach into a loving caring church family
Equip people to serve God with all their heart
Serve release and empower people to serve God in the community and beyond

Here at Nations you will find five things really matter to us:

God and His Word.
That means we value His presence, His power, His principles and His passion. As a result we must be people of faith.
Nations Church as family.
Because we are family we believe people should be treated with honour, respect, love, acceptance and forgiveness.
Excellence.
We do the best we can with what we have and with ALL our heart.
Generosity.
We believe it is important that we become giving people in all aspects of life.
Creativity.
We value using our talents creatively for the glory of God.

Who’s who?

Pastor: Peter Tate

Pastor: Peter Tate

An experienced pastor of over 30 years. Peter has served for 6 years as an Executive member of the Assemblies of God in New Zealand and has also served as a Board member and lecturer for Alphacrucis NZ (the National AG Bible College). Prior to entering the ministry Peter worked as a primary school teacher for 11 years.
Pastor: Annette Tate

Pastor: Annette Tate

Annette is a Speech Language Therapist who has taught English as a Second Language in primary schools prior to moving to Dunedin. She is now the Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Otago Community Hospice, in Dunedin.
Elder: James Shankar

Elder: James Shankar

James is an ordained Assembly of God Minister and along with his wife Evelyn is in charge of Pastoral Care.
Elder: Donna Hoera

Elder: Donna Hoera

Donna is an ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God in NZ. She works as a nurse at the Dunedin Hospital. As well as her Eldership role she serves in a number of key leadership roles in the local church programme.
Elder: Rahul Prasad

Elder: Rahul Prasad

Rahul is a local G.P. and is in charge of Nations Community Care, as well as overseeing our Missions department. Rahul’s wife, Shweta, co-owns a boutique Pharmacy in Green Island.
Elder: Eric Gamperle

Elder: Eric Gamperle

Eric and his wife Rachel are both ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God in NZ. Eric is a highly experienced H.R. Manager who is now working as an H.R. Consultant.
Office: Hannah Dunn

Office: Hannah Dunn

Coming soon

Nations Mosgiel

Pastors: Andrew & Heidi Davidson

Pastors: Andrew & Heidi Davidson

Both Andrew and Heidi were ordained with the Assemblies of God in NZ in 2015. Andrew is a self-employed builder (H.A.D Build & Design), and he was the major contractor on the extensive building renovation at Nations. Both Andrew and Heidi have had a heart for church planting for many years.