About Us

Hosanna Church is a vibrant, multi-cultural, Christian community found in Cannons Creek, Porirua. We've been a part of the Porirua community for over 50 years and welcome anyone who desires a relationship with a loving and grace filled God. You'll find hope, love, friendships for life and a place to call home.

We're creative

We create moments of awe and wonder using innovative creative arts

We're Spirit-led

We allow the Holy Spirit to move freely in our church

We're contemporary

We are the church of today


We believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit - one God.
We believe God inspired the bible and it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We take communion regularly to remember Jesus' death and resurrection.
We believe in the full immersion of believers as the only scriptural form of water baptism.
We believe in the true humanity and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe salvation comes from Jesus Christ alone. All who believe in God and repent from their sins can be saved.
We believe the Holy Spirit sets us apart, empowers us and gives us spiritual gifts.

We believe in all members of the church being involved in ministry serving Christ.

Loving God. Loving People.

Our Structure

Hosanna Porirua is part of the Baptist Union of NZ and the wider Christian Church. We are lead by a team of pastors and elders.


Adele Vannathy

Adele is our Lead Pastor. Under God, she is responsible for strategic leadership and vision for the church. She believes in empowering leaders, and in finding and cultivating the seeds of vision planted in each person. Adele is married to Duk and they have three children.


Robert Rodriguez

Rob is our Assistant Pastor, joining the team in 2018. Originally from Texas, Rob is married to Laura and they have two children – Bella and Matteo. Rob regularly delivers inspirational messages in our Sunday services and is a key part of our pastoral care team.


Steven Knipping

Steven is one of our church elders. Our elders are responsible for spiritual oversight and overall care of the church.


Denise Knipping

Denise is one of our church elders. Our elders are responsible for spiritual oversight and overall care of the church.