Biographies of Guest Speakers
Mel Tari, world known evangelist and missionary from Timor, Indonesia, is an eyewitness of some of the greatest miracles to occur in the twentieth century. Mel has witnessed the dead raised, water turned into wine, healing from all kinds of diseases (the blind see, the crippled walk, the deaf hear, the dumb speak, leprosy, cancer, etc.) and millions that have come to know Jesus all over the world in the last four decades.
He’s the author of the best selling book, “Like a Mighty Wind,” which tells about the great move of the Holy Spirit in Asia beginning in 1965. It has been translated into more than 40 languages and millions of copies have been sold.
Mel is also the author of the books, “The Gentle Breeze of Jesus,” “America, Jesus is here,” and “The Kingdom”.
Mel’s message of simple and child-like faith in the Word of God and the reality of the power of the Holy Spirit today will inspire you to know Jesus better.
Cindy Ruakere, a New Zealand Christian Itinerant Worship Leader, Speaker and Prophet whose passion is to encourage people into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Ruakere embodies the pioneering spirit of New Zealand and through her worship and songs encourages us to “Press On” into the things God has for us.
Philippians 3 v 12-14
“It’s not that I have already reached the goal or have already completed the course. But I run to win that which Jesus Christ has already won for me. Brothers and sisters, I can’t consider myself a winner yet. This is what I do; I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus”
Cindy Ruakere has been a true forerunner for the Christian itinerant ministry in New Zealand. Cindy describes her mission in life as firstly, to passionately follow her Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and body and spirit. Secondly, to help motivate people to find their destiny in Christ.
Cindy Ruakere is based at Edge City Church Auckland, New Zealand under the leadership of Greg and Linda Burson. Cindy Ruakere is a spiritual pioneer in worship and warfare in New Zealand and working within the team dynamic, is gifted at helping to build and establish apostolically in New Zealand.
Ruakere’s passion in worship inspires other to connect with God. “Worship allows people to touch God like nothing else can, she said.
Ruakere has a strong national and international itinerant ministry. Not only does she have a passion for Aotearoa/New Zealand but she also carries the pioneering heart of New Zealand overseas wherever she ministers.
As a worship leader, song writer and speaker, Cindy Ruakere brings a range of gifts to encourage and motivate the Church, whether she is speaking at a women’s conference, ministering at a worship event, communicating to youth at camps or preaching at a Sunday Service, Ruakere is passionate about serving the Church world-wide.
Ruakere has toured the world extensively over the last 14 years ministering and performing in Central Asia, Europe, UK, Asia, the Pacific, USA, South America, Africa, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Israel and Russia.