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Steve and Carlene Murray have been pastoring Lifezone Church in Tauranga since 2008.
They met as teenagers in a Rotorua youth ministry, but in their late teens they both moved to Auckland and lost touch. Years later they reconnected and started dating - two weeks later they got engaged, and four months after that, they were married!
They have since had four children: Tyla, Malachi, Xara, and Bayleigh, though their open door policy, and Carlene's heart for hospitality, often see many more gathered around their dining table or moving into a spare room.
Steve loves hunting in the bush, cooking on his Weber, and has the biggest sweet tooth. Carlene is a gifted seamstress and enjoys looking after her veggie garden.