Graham, Jaron and Elizabeth - New Zealand

Jaron, Elizabeth, and Quentin Graham serve as missionaries in Hamilton, New Zealand. Together, they pastor Crossroads Church, a diverse group of people from 10 different cultures ranging in age from 1 to 88, who are learning together what it means to be the body of believers.

Jaron and Elizabeth have also developed and give leadership to Nazarene Theological College-Auckland (NTC-AKL) in partnership with NTC-Brisbane. NTC-AKL provides affordable and accessible Wesleyan pastoral education on the ground in New Zealand. Currently, the NTC-AKL students represent more than six different cultures, none of them speak English as their first language. 

For the seven years prior to moving to New Zealand in December 2015, Jaron and Elizabeth pastored Lovington First Church of the Nazarene in Jaron’s hometown of Lovington, NM. There, they developed a community food coalition, an after school program, and a church that reflected the community’s demographics. Along with community engagement, they are passionate about family ministry and helping the church partner with parents in the formation of the church’s youngest worshipers.

Quentin (5) loves riding horses, his puppy, Laylee, stories that capture the imagination, and adventures of every kind. He’ll begin school at his neighborhood primary school in October. On occasion, Quentin joins the worship team by playing a cajon that Jaron built, but his favorite role in the body is announcing that it’s time for “morning tea” at the end of the worship service and partaking of the tea time treats.

You can follow along as the Graham family blogs at www.adventuregraham.com.



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Jaron

Born in United States

Elizabeth

Born in United States

Children

  • Quentin Patman

Home District: New Mexico

Home Church: Lovington

Home Assignment Dates:

Aug 01, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017

Service History:
  • 2015 - Present , New Zealand