Staff

Youth Pastor

Martin Kariuki

Hello, my name is Martin Kariuki and I am 32 years old.  I was born and raised in Kenya, a county in East Africa.  I was raised up near the capital, Nairobi, in a village called Kikuyu.  I went to school, both primary and high school in the same city.  After, I attended the Catholic university of Eastern Africa, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law.  During my third year in University, I Cleary heard the voice of God calling me into full time ministry . Initially I thought it was going to be on the fringes, but as time went by, and with more prayer and discernment, God made it clear to me that he wanted me to become a full time minister.

Since I completed high school, I have been heavily involved in the ministry (Church and otherwise).  I am driven by the hurt I experience when I see people, especially young making bad decision, and hurting themselves and others in the process.  Life is already full of hurt, so I endeavour to help people discover the best of who they are and make decisions that help them have a brighter future.  I moved to New Zealand in 2014 to take up the role of youth pastor at St Augustine’s Anglican Church.  I met, fell in love with and eventually married Anna Hopper, now Anna Kariuki and we have been married for about a year.  My personal life vision is to inspire those around me to be the best of who they can be, through real discipleship and relationship.

Email : martin@staugustines.org.nz
Office Phone : 03 332-6627



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Parish Administrator

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Email : office@staugustines.org.nz
Office Phone : 03 332-6627