Redemption Church Christchurch is an independent, non-denominational fellowship of believers which is locally governed by the Holy Spirit through the two main offices of leadership for the local church which God prescribes in His Word – elders and deacons.

An elder is a God-appointed spiritual leader who has been called to protect, feed, lead, and care for the flock of God (Acts 20:26-31; 1 Timothy 3:2; 5:17; James 5:14). In our fellowship, we use the term “elder” interchangeably with “pastor” or “pastor-elder”.

A deacon is a God-appointed spiritual leader who has been called to oversee the practical needs within the local church (Acts 6:1-7).

Both of these offices of church leadership require that men are Biblically qualified (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3).

The following are a list of men who currently serve as pastor-elders and deacons at Redemption Church Christchurch.

Jason Winslade

Elder (Preaching/Pastoral Oversight)
Jason Winslade - Pastor-Elder

Jason lives in Darfield with his wife Claret, and their six children, Samara, Aliyah, Malachi, Levi, Laila, and Asher.

E-mail: jason@redemptionchurch.org.nz

Chris Hill

Elder (Pastoral Care/Prayer)
Chris Hill - Deacon

Chris lives in Darfield with his wife Anna, and their three children, Isaac, Joshua, and Luke.

E-mail: chris.hill@redemptionchurch.org.nz



Andy Barlow

Elder (Evangelism/Missions)
Andy Barlow - Elder (Evangelism/Missions)

Andy lives in Christchurch with his wife Emma, and their two children, Chloe and Josiah.

E-mail: andy@redemptionchurch.org.nz

Nikos Theropoulos

Nikos Theropoulos - Deacon

Nikos lives in Darfield with his wife Bronya, and their three children, Aneah, Denae, and Kosta.

E-mail: nikos@redemptionchurch.org.nz



The following are audio teachings on what God’s Word teaches about leadership within the local church:

Qualifications of a pastor-elder (Part 1)

Qualifications of a pastor-elder (part 2)

The Office of a Deacon


For men who are considering the office of a pastor-elder at Redemption Church, we recommend that they read Biblical Eldership, by Alexander Strauch, along with checking out the website www.biblicaleldership.com

For men who are considering the office of a deacon, we recommend that they read The New Testament Deacon, by Alexander Strauch.

Contact Info

Redemption Church Christchurch

PO Box 65,

Darfield 7541 

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