Word of Life Fiji is passionate about reaching young people for Christ. They have a big focus on Local Church Ministries and training leaders, and also run camps and outreach events. Their desire is to reach out to the many islands of Fiji.
Tom & Liz McIvor
Tom McIvor serves under Word of Life International as Zone Leader for the Indo Pacific Rim. This role has responsibility to support the leaders in New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Tom and Liz were farming for the first seven years of their married life until God opened the doors for them to go into full time ministry with Word of Life. They attended the Word of Life Bible College when it opened in 1990, and joined staff the following year. Tom has always had a passion for ministry and working with youth. When joining staff, Tom became the Bible Club Representative in the South Island as well as running camps on the Nelson property and overseeing outreach programmes. In 1996 Tom and Liz moved to Auckland to start a Word of Life office there, and in 1999 this office was moved to Hamilton.
In 1998, Tom began running Youth Reachout mission trips annually to Fiji, Australia, Samoa and the Philippines. In 2000, Tom became the Director of the ministry and began to build the team from scratch again. In 2019, Tom resigned from his position as Director and took up a position with Word of LifeInternational as a Zone Leader in the Indo Pacific Rim, supporting the leaders in New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Papua New Guinea. There are plans to see Word of Life have bases in other Pacific Islands as well.
Tom is also involved in itinerant preaching and serves as an Evangelist. Tom and Liz have 2 sons, Daniel and Joshua.