Dr Benjamin Williams, of Porirua, MNZM, for services to theology and the community
Dr Benjamin Williams is a founding member of local AGAPE Bible Colleges and is currently the Chief Principal and Director, having established 12 Bible Colleges in New Zealand and abroad. He currently teaches theology, sociology and cross-cultural communication. As a Pastor, he has been involved in family counselling services, seminars and preaching. He founded and is currently President of la Malamalama Bible School of Ministry. He established the First Assemblies of God in the Tuvalu Islands. He has helped to direct several religious services and has established churches throughout Wellington and Auckland. Dr Williams has undertaken training courses in social work and planning for children in care.