Pastors & Staff

Brian Kelly

Lead Pastor

 Brian is the lead pastor at Calvary Auckland. He and his family moved to New Zealand from Washington in the United States where he was the pastor of a Church plant called The Bridge. Brian has spent many years as a missionary and pastor. He pastored for ten years in Uganda Africa, and has a passion for teaching God's Word. Brian is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College in California. He is married to Lynne and has three kids Judah 18, Julia 17, and Liana 14.

Jordy Walsh

Associate Pastor / Fusion Youth

Jordy is the new associate Pastor at Calvary Auckland. He oversees Fusion Youth and the Cultivate youth program as well. 

Avril Greybe

Worship Leader

Avril is the Calvary Auckland worship leader. She is married to Byron and they have one child. Avril is a professional musician and voice instructor, and is in a band called the Northern Outpost.

Lynne Kelly

Women's Ministry

Lynne is a gifted discipler and leader. She has served many years along side of Brian in Church ministry and relational discipleship. Lynne has a heart for mentoring and raising up women leaders. She is currently using her gifts in the women's ministry at Calvary. In addition to being a gifted leader, Lynne has many years of experience in real estate and the business world. Lynne is also looking forward to working among young professionals and families.

Scott Woodcock

Calvary Chapel Christchurch / Calvary Radio

Scott, his wife Lauren, and their four kids moved to Christchurch where Scott is the senior pastor of CC Christchurch. Scott oversees Calvary Radio which is a ministry of Calvary Auckland.

Murray Bell


I first attended Calvary 18 years ago the day Pastor Brian Hughes started on Luke 1 and the words leapt off the page.  My history of ministry includes - Administration, accounting, Elder, Prayer, organization,  Men's ministry,  and hospitality.  My wife is Delwyn (Married almost 38 years). Favourite Eldest Daughter is Catherine who is married to Reuben (Rory's son) my Favourite Son in Law.  Favourite Youngest Daughter is Suzanne Favourite Son is Michael who is married to Jessamy my Favourite daughter in Law. And Catherine and Reuben have a daughter Ahlea - my favourite grand daughter - so cute. I'm from here - Born in Devonport - never lived more than 10k from where I was born - lived in our home in Castor Bay for 37 years.

Mark Venter


Mark joined our team of elders at the end of 2019. 

Nigel Griffith


I was born in Wellington, NZ, but have lived in Auckland for 40 years. I am a civil engineer by profession. I've been a member of Calvary Auckland with Heather, my wife, for 18 years and, for the past several years, have been an Elder of the church. We have three adult children, all married and also living in Auckland, and we have three young grandchildren.
Heather and I can often be seen at the front door of Calvary Auckland prior to our Sunday services, as we serve there as regular "greeters". Also, when folk seek prayer in the church setting, I am one of those who will pray with them following the conclusion of Sunday services.
I believe the main spiritual gifting I have received from the Lord is that of "encouragement". It's a true blessing to me to be able not only to pray with others for their needs, but also simply to just come alongside them and listen to and share with them about their Christian journey.