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219 Burswood Drive

Botany 2013

Auckland

Office Hours

Tuesday–Friday

9am to 4pm

OUR TEAM

LEAD

PASTOR

Dr Richard Waugh is Kiwi-born (of migrant parents) and grew up in the South Island. He has ministered in Auckland for more than 30 years and is passionate about encouraging Christian discipleship and unity. He is married to Jane, a Howick architect, and they have three adult children, two of whom are married. Richard gives wide leadership in the church and community from the Auckland Prayer Breakfast to the Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show and his aviation chaplaincy and publishing work. He also serves the church at national and international arenas. He has been awarded the Queens Service Medal for his ministry and community work and has been a Howick Citizen of the Year.

 

Richard has a BA in New Zealand history and religious studies (Massey University) , LTh and STh in theology (St Johns Theological College), Executive MBA (University of Auckland) and a Doctor of Ministry (Asbury Theological Seminary).

ASSOCIATE

PASTOR

Rev. Josh Bowlin was born and raised in Indiana, USA. He moved to New Zealand for the first time in 2003.  Upon completing two years of ministry, the family moved to Papua New Guinea to serve at the Mount Hagen Wesleyan Bible College.  Following a time in PNG, the Bowlin’s relocated to South Dakota, USA to plant Reclaimed Community Church before moving back to Aotearoa in 2017.  Josh has been serving the Church for over 20 years.  Josh is married to his wife, Rebecca, and they have four wonderful children. He is incredibly blessed to have such a loving family.

 

Josh completed his Mdiv at Wesley Seminary and serves as our associate minister and the director of the Life Growth Community Trust.

CHILDREN

PASTOR

Rev. Lauren Millington was born in England to Kiwi parents and was raised in East Auckland. Upon turning 18, she traveled to the East Coast of Canada to attend Kingswood University to prepare for ministry. There, she met her husband, Joey. Lauren is passionate about children and seeing them come to faith in Jesus Christ. She loves people and sees value in everyone.

She received a BA in Ministry from Kingswood University.

WORSHIP

DIRECTOR

Lay Pastor Becca Bowlin was born and raised the USA. She moved to New Zealand for the first time with her husband and first born in 2003.  Upon completing two years of ministry, the family moved to Papua New Guinea to serve at the Mount Hagen Wesleyan Bible College.  Following a time in PNG, the Bowlin’s relocated to South Dakota, USA to plant Reclaimed Community Church before moving back to Aotearoa in 2017.  Becca has been working in Youth, children’s and Worship ministries for over 20 years.  Becca is married to Associate Minister  Rev. Josh Bowlin and they now have four beautiful children. She loves serving the church and making memories with her family.

Rebecca completed a degree in Christian Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University and serves as our Worship Pastor, Playgroup Coordinator and Youth-worker at Edgewater College. 

ASSISTANT

PASTOR

Rev. Joey Millington was born and raised in Halifax on the East Coast of Canada. He is passionate about ice hockey, videography, learning & writing, and of course his lovely wife, Lauren!

Joey and his wife moved to Auckland in August of 2018 to be a part of ECW and see the church move forward in its vision to see people growing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joey loves to preach and teach God's word and help people come to a greater understanding of all that God has for them.

He received a BA in Ministry from Kingswood University, and an MA in New Testament Studies from Acadia University.

OFFICE
ADMIN.

Sian Sidwell has lived in Auckland all her life and is married to Raymond, and together they have two children. Sian has been a dedicated staff member and brings organization and stability to the every day function of the church. Her family has been a part of ECW for 10 years, and she has been on staff for 6.

She received a B.Bus (administration) from Auckland University of Technology.

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