NicholasHello! Kumasta po kayo! We are Matt and Cristelle, and this is our son Carson. We both hail from the mighty ‘Naki, but our hearts smile when we think of Turanganui (Gisborne). Matt’s work in Gisborne originally was growing truckloads of watermelons, and Cristelle as a teacher of under 5’s. We love Wainui Beach Church (WBC) and our whanau in God there! God has placed a dream, a calling in us to share Jesus with Filipinos (evangelism), to be part of helping them establish churches and be trained up to teach others Jesus’ words (discipleship/ teaching). We’ll be sent by WBC under the mission organisation OMF. 

While we're bursting to get to the Philippines, currently we're down in Christchurch, involved in ministry to students, internationals, and learning the Filipino language. A delay wasn't our idea, but God has actively guided us here through circumstances and provided us with opportunities to increase our kete of ministry experience and to walk alongside those exploring faith. God willing, we'll head out to the Philippines in 2021 with an additional child and some Filipino language skills. We are so thankful for your encouragement and support!

We're excited to be part of what God is doing in the Philippines, and to work with those who have not read the Bible themselves or heard that Jesus wants to be friends with them. Thank you for your encouragement and support!

Gisborne Church News

  During Covid-19 OrangeTraffic Light


26 June:  Newcomers Dinner

A good way to meet others & decide if WBVC is for you.


Mid-Week Groups continue through until the School Holidays. 



Mid-Winter Meals:  Always a good time. Warm welcome to host meal and/or attend one.  Sign up sheet available 


6 July:  Prayer Together 7.30pm

20 July:  Scripture Union Family Sports Fun, 10am @ Campion College Gym

21 July:  Family Soccer Fun, 10am, @ Campion College Gym

22 July:  Family Badminton Fun, 10am @ Badminton Hall, Roebuck Rd


Sunday Children's Programmes will continue during the School Holidays

Friday Youth will not continue during the School Holidays


Numbers 6:24-26

24 Mā Ihowā koe e manaaki, māna koe e tiaki:
25 Mā Ihowā e mea kia tīaho tōna mata ki a koe, māna anō hoki koe e atawhai:
26 Mā Ihowā tōna kanohi e whakaara ki a koe, māna anō e tuku te rāngimarie ki a koe.



Wainui Beach Vineyard is a part of the Vineyard Aotearoa movement.