Introducing David and Suzanne CrippsBoth David and Suzanne have had long history of church involvement, including children’s programmes, youth work and David’s time as a Pastor in a Baptist church.
David trained as a teacher to enable bi-vocational ministry. However teaching and then later on leading a school was all consuming. So David has recently left full time employment to become more focused on ministry.
David says “Suzanne and I lived in Stratford for about a year and a half and during this time we attended the local MountainView Vineyard Church. We found that we had come ‘home’ in the Vineyard church. We are excited, in partnership with MountainView Vineyard Church, to be starting a new church plant here in New Plymouth. John and Corrina Sheed are outstanding mentors and guides in this exciting adventure”.
About usDavid has completed a Theology degree through Carey College majoring in Systematic Theology. He has completed a Diploma of Teaching and Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education through the University of Auckland. David has been a Principal nationally and internationally. Suzanne works for an accounting firm, visiting clients at their premises to assist with their accounts or administration work. She has a Diploma in Statistics and helps David with the organic food growing at home. Amber is at Massey University half way through a Geography degree and Devon is at Victoria University having just started a Science degree.
ChurchPlanting a church is exciting, rewarding and hard work. David and Suzanne are exploring what God wants for the church plant in New Plymouth and what form the church community will take. To find out more about what makes a Vineyard Church unique click here.