Shaun Kearney's Ministry Profile
After ministering extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America during 1967 the Lord led the Kearneys and their five children, (four sons and one daughter) to the north side of Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. There they began to pioneer a church that was have to have a significant impact on the whole church nationally and thecommunity at large.
In 1972 this growing body of believers known as "New Life Fellowship" miraculously acquired a tract of land where a Convention Center and facilities for a Bible College and Christian Campground were established.
This beautiful location with its own private beach became the scene of many wonderful events accomplished by God. It was the venue for many conferences sponsored by the church for Christian leaders. Speakers from many parts of the world came there to minister to God's servants as they gathered from all over New Zealand, Australia, and from as far afield as India, South East Asia ans the South Pacific. They were attended by ministers from every mainline denomination to be challenged and blessed.
During Shaun's six year tenure as chairman of the Pentecostal Ministers Fraternal in Auckland, a milestone was acheived. For the first time in the history of the pentecostal movement, a conference for all streams of pentecost, both classical and independent, was held at the church's convention centre. Pastor Jack Hayford of "Church on the Way" was a guest speaker. All the leaders without exception attended. As they lived together for five glorious days, the Spirit of God broke down barriers, allayed suspicions, thus paving the way for thr formation of the Associated Pentecostal Churchs of New Zealand.
This association of churches and ministers went from strength to strength for a season until vested interests eventually won control. In 1979 the Kearney's travelled to the United States for a sabbatical along with their family. Returning to New Zealand in 1980, they sold all their possesions and went back to the USA in 1981. They lived there until they moved to Australia in 1987. Since then Shaun has travelled in Asia, US, Canada and Europe extensively. In addition he has authored many books on "life outside the System".