Pastors, Elders & Staff

To contact our team at Calvary Auckland, please email us at info@calvaryakl.nz

Meet our Leadership

The Pastoral Staff and Elders fulfill the duties of servant leadership in overseeing, teaching and guiding our church family.

Jordan Walsh

Lead Pastor and Elder | Full-time Staff Member

Jordan has served as the Lead Pastor since January 2021. He is English born and grew up as a missionary kid in Austria and Hungary before moving to New Zealand in 2009. He studied science and medicine at university before stepping into the call that God has placed upon his life - to be in full-time ministry as a pastor. Jordan's heart is to see men and women know God through personal relationship, immersed in the Word of God and discipled so that they can faithfully walk in God’s will for their lives.

Murray Bell

Elder | Volunteer

Murray first attended Calvary more than twenty years ago, the day that Pastor Brian Hughes started teaching Luke 1. God's words seemed to leap off the page! His history of ministry includes his calling (administration and accounting), eldership, prayer, organization, men's ministry, and hospitality. Family is important to Murray - God continues to reveal His blessings at every family meal and celebration. He has been married to his wife, Delwyn, for more than 40 years. His favourite eldest daughter, Catherine, is married to Reuben (Rory's son, and Murray's favourite son-in-law). His favourite youngest daughter is Suzanne. His favourite son, Michael, is married to Jessamy, his favourite daughter-in-law. Murray is also grandfather to three beautiful grandchildren - Ahlea, Luke and Emery. Murray is from Auckland - born in Devonport - and has never lived more than 10 km from where he was born. He and Delwyn have lived in their Castor Bay home for 41 years.

Nigel Griffith

Elder | Volunteer

Nigel is a civil engineer by profession, and has worked in both public and private sectors. He and his wife, Heather, have lived on the North Shore for more than 40 years and have three adult children and four grandchildren. They have been members of Calvary Auckland since 2000, so have been a part of Calvary for most of its ministry in New Zealand. Nigel and Heather are often found at the front doors, welcoming people to church. Nigel is also a part of the After Service Prayer team and has the spiritual gift of encouragement. He became an Elder of the church in 2013, and has been privileged to see God's hand at work, guiding Calvary Auckland. He is looking forward to what God has in store for our future.

Mark Venter

Elder | Volunteer

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

Meet our Staff

Our Staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the church.
If you see any of us during the week or at a Sunday service, please come and say hi!

Desney Greybe

Fusion Youth and Calvary Kids Ministry Coordinator | Full-time Staff Member

Desney assists Jordan with ministry at Calvary, teaches the Youth Service on Sunday mornings and helps with the Fusion Youth program. He has been a member of Calvary Auckland for many, many years, developing a deep love for God's Word through the exceptional teaching of Pastor Brian Hughes. He has a background in science, working in the field of Biomechanics. However, his burden is for young Christians, who have to navigate an increasingly confusing culture while keeping their faith and witness intact. His desire is to play some small part in preparing our young people for that crucial challenge.

Avril Greybe

Worship Leader and Worship Ministry Coordinator | Part-time Staff Member

Avril is the Calvary Auckland worship leader and also assists Jordan in the day-to-day operations of the Church. She is married to Byron and they have two young children. Avril is a professional musician and voice instructor, and is in a band called The Northern Outpost.

Nathan  Greenwood

Young Adults Ministry Coordinator | Volunteer

Nate was born and raised in New Hampshire, a small state in the northeast of the U.S.A. He was brought up in church from a young age and has attended Calvary Chapel Manchester, New Hampshire, since 2011. It wasn't until after he graduated high school that God made known his calling to go to Bible College. Nate attended Calvary Chapel Bible Institute here in Te Awamutu. His time at the Bible College was like nothing he had ever experienced before. His relationship with God grew in a way that he had never thought possible. God gave Nate opportunities to grow in Him and in his calling to Youth ministry. He joined Jordan at Calvary during his first semester and has been under Jordy's discipleship since. In 2022, Nate became an intern at Calvary Auckland, continuing as a Youth Leader and helping to start and run the Young Adults ministry.

Janelle Haldane

Church Intern | Volunteer

Jan has been an intern at Calvary Auckland since the beginning of 2021, as part of her studies in Theology and Pastoral Ministry at Laidlaw College. Through her placement, Jan has discovered a passion for discipleship and has realised the importance of walking alongside Christians who are navigating the challenges of living out their faith in today's world. She has a heart for youth, has been working with youth since she was one herself, and currently serves alongside our Fusion Youth team. Jan helps run the Young Adults ministry at Calvary, which she helped to start in 2021. She is also a professional photographer, and puts her creative talents and graphic design skills to good use behind the scenes.