“Renewal TV” with Ps. Symon Drake (Whangarei, New Zealand) Shown Sundays on Channel North Freeview Terrestrial in Whangarei Wednesday nights at 6.30.
Whangarei is a city of 80,000 people 170 kilometres north of Auckland. It is known as an aquatic playground with 100 beaches nearby, pristine harbours and off-shore islands where residents and visitors enjoy some of the world’s best sub-tropical diving, and a place where myriads of international yachts moor near the centre of town. Pastor Symon Drake has worked amongst the youth of this kiwi city for nine years, with a dynamic, thriving Friday night youth celebration at Christian Renewal Fellowship, in the heart of the city.
He and his wife Kristy have faced nearly every crisis and conflict that have afflicted youth today, as a result they have lead many young people out of their worldly lifestyles into lives of holiness and fruitfulness. Pastor Symon Drake was named as successor to the senior pastor seven years ago and this became a reality early in 2012.
He is a real ‘family guy’ with 4 children, (5 including himself) loves life and being real with people. His open and dynamic style of leadership, both challenges and engages those who hear him. As a musician he appreciates and encourages God-focused, Holy Spirit inspired worship and lively preaching that is anchored in the Word.
- Christian Renewal Church - Vibrant church in Whangarei, NZ