Stephen Batten


It has been my privilege to assist and support Ps Iliafi as Assistant Superintendent over the past two years. My personal goal in this role has been to strengthen the National Office, our Executive and the Movement.

Much of my brief has involved working with our National Secretary, reviewing policy and creating or updating documents, which will equip and support churches to do even better. The Safety and Protection of our Children has been one of these initiatives that I trust will benefit us all to strengthen our communities.

I believe that I am called to fill this role of service for another term.

Pip and I have served people as a team all our working lives. We came to ministry from a teaching background and have been senior pastors for 27 years in two churches. We believe in longevity!

Previous to joining the executive in 2011, I served as Regional Overseer for the West Coast Region for twelve years. Pip, while also a staff member, has served the women of our movement as National Women’s Ministries Coordinator for the last five years.

We are hugely blessed with four amazing children, all married and five grandchildren!

We both maintain a passionate heart for missions, both local and abroad!