We believe we are called to work together to honour God.  Everyone has a part to play.  As we work together, we learn, grow and fulfill the purposes of God.

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body.  And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body?  If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.  How strange a body would be if it had only one part!  Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.  The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”

In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.  And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen,  while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.  This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.  If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

Darryl Ward

Darryl and his family moved from Australia in 2010 to join The Anchor Church team and serve as pastor.  Darryl is married to Stella and they have four adult children, Jake, Elijah (engaged to Karla), Mia and Eyvette (not forgetting their two Border Collies, Jasper and Jedi). Darryl became a Christian in 1994 at 34…

Brad de Villiers

Brad leads our Youth and Young Adult Ministries, he has been on staff at The Anchor since January 2008. Originally from South Africa, his family settled in Wellington when he was 11. Brad is passionate for the gospel; his desire is for young people to encounter Jesus and for them to live out their faith…

Christine Leadbeater

Chris has been serving in the Children’s Ministry at The Anchor Church for 8 years. She joined the staff team in February 2013. Chris and her husband Sandy lead the Anchor Kids team on a Sunday Morning. Chris is also part of the Mainly Music team. She is a session leader on Wednesday mornings where…

Ruth de Villiers

Ruth leads the team that works with our Years 7 – 8 youth.  They run an excellent programme called Generation generally on Monday nights in term time.