Who is Ps Ian?
Ian and Diane are originally from Dartford England, once married they moved to a couple of different countries with their daughter Kerri who was born in 1973 and their daughter Vicki who was born in 1976. They settled in Kenya in 1977 and in 1983 they met an American missionary who changed their lives by opening their hearts to God. Moving onto South Africa they joined Rhema Bible Church with Pastor Ray McCauley, enrolling into the Bible Training Centre in 1985 and completing 1st and 2nd year.
Ian joined the Pastoral staff in the September of 1986, heading up Children’s Ministry of 200 volunteers and 1500 children. In the December of 1992 he moved on to becoming a Zone Pastor where he oversaw 1600 congregation members until December 1997.
Knowing that it was now time to move again they moved to Queensland, Australia. Through a God appointed connection they met up with Bro Jerry Savelle at the Kenneth Copeland convention in 1998 and after meeting them, Bro Jerry appointed them the Australian Directors. They have been the Australian Directors for Jerry Savelle Ministries Australia since the offices first opened in 1998, through their direction and God’s leading, Jerry Savelle Ministries has continued to grow and impact the people of Australia.
In 2002 they opened the church arm of the ministry – Heritage of Faith Christian Church and for the past 17 years they have helped families get to know Jesus personally and experience God’s love at a church that teaches the Word of Faith, that has a heart for missions and the church family.
They handed over the day to day direction of Heritage Church in April 2019 and remain as the Founding Pastors preaching once a month and assisting the new leadership team wherever required.
Ian and Diane are also the proud Grandparents to four wonderful grandchildren – Alyssa and Bianca who live with their daughter Kerri and son in-law Sasha in Johannesburg, South Africa. Plus Jaicey and Connor who live with their daughter Vicki and son in-law Lee, who now reside on the Gold Coast, Queensland.