We desire to be a church community with significant impact; lovingly bringing the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Tauranga area; to worship Him, to welcome, love disciple, equip and release people to participate in God’s Kingdom. To be a Spirit empowered, caring, healing, creative and relevant community of believers that will contribute to our community and the redemptive history of the Bay of Plenty.


Mark & Tina felt a call to ministry while living in Auckland in the 90’s, so they jumped on a plane with their two girls and embarked on an adventure in the USA that led them to discover their Vineyard Tribe. They trained at Pathway Vineyard in Maine and during that time felt called back to Tauranga, New Zealand to plant a Vineyard Church. 

Mark & Tina have led Journey Vineyard since it’s beginning in 2011. They have a passion for people of all ages and from all walks of life to come as they are and feel welcome; to become part of the Journey whanau, become life-long followers of Jesus and have their lives transformed by His. 

They believe that God has given Journey Vineyard an assignment alongside the other churches of Tauranga to be a part of the redemptive history of this city. To love God and love people. To be a safe and welcoming place for people to encounter the love of God, wherever they may be on their spiritual journey.