Recommended Speakers

We want to connect the New Zealand Church and other interested groups with the following local speakers who can teach and deliver training courses to those who need it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These are endorsements only.  These speakers do not work for, or represent Thinking Matters in any way unless otherwise stated in their bio.

Most of the following speakers have their own academic, ministry or professional association separate from Thinking Matters – but we want to endorse them as specialists in their field to encourage others to consider inviting them to speak at churches, youth groups, camps, small groups, campus groups or theological colleges.

How it works:

  • Speaking Fees: You contact the speaker directly and negotiate any speaking/writing fees and remuneration of costs. While some of these speakers may be happy to come and speak for free – many cannot afford to do this so please don’t automatically expect they will. We all have families to feed and preparation for such talks take significant time away from our professional and personal lives.
  • Disclaimer: These speakers do not represent Thinking Matters in all they teach or do. While we do screen them carefully for theological soundness – it’s up to you to ensure their content aligns with your expectations.
  • Nominate others: We welcome additions to this database!  If you wish to nominate a speaker for inclusion; please email us contact details along with a biography, subject list, pastoral and speaking references and if possible links to YouTube recordings of their material (this helps us and others evaluate their suitability).


Click on the following speakers to view a full biography and list of topics:

Trevor Mander

Trevor Mander

General Apologetics, Evangelism, Training, Courses, Cult-Watch
Rodney Lake

Rodney Lake

General Apologetics, Evangelism, Youth Ministry, Apologetics Training
Rodney Lake


Beginner Atheism Is Atheism Simply a Lack of Belief…


Click on topic to filter speakers who specialise in that topic:


Click on audience type to filter speakers who are experienced in delivering to those audiences:

Where they live

Click on a region to see who is local to you. Our speakers are always happy to travel from elsewhere – but sometimes a local speaker can be easier: