Pastors Mathew and Fina Tapusoa serve as senior pastors for World Harvest Bible Church Bradford. They both attended Rhema Bible Training College in the South Pacific, which is based in our homeland of Samoa.
They came to England in 2006 when they sensed in their hearts that God was calling them to the nation that brought the Gospel to their homeland, that nation being England.
Their passion is to build relationships with people and to see them grow and develop in a relationship with Jesus. They live to love God and love people.
Pastor Mathew & Fina have 5 children – 4 sons and 1 daughter. They are both passionate about sports – especially touch rugby!
WHBC Bradford started out on the other side of the world in a place called Samoa. In 2005 during a time of prayer God put a desire in Pastor Mathew’s heart to go to England and spread the Gospel to this nation. Even at that time there was a desire to do something for God in Bradford!
In 2006 he moved with his wife, Fina, and their children to Manchester, England. Where they served under Pastors Matthew and Julie Beemer and then Pastors Alan and Claire Morton at World Harvest Bible Church Manchester.
WHBC Bradford is part of a network of church plants from WHBC Manchester, which includes Word of Life Church London. WHBC Bradford was officially launched in October of 2013 and continues to grow and follow God’s leading.
The vision of WHBC can be found in our name. The World is our Field. The Harvest is our Function. The Bible is our Foundation. The Church is our Family. The mission of this church is to facilitate, develop and train people so that they will be able to accomplish the plan that Jesus has for them. We as church exist to:
Introduce People to Jesus
We believe that it is the churches role to show forth who and what Jesus Christ is really like to everyone we come across. As a church we encourage you to reach out and share the gospel message with those people you come in contact with in your daily life.
Equip People for Jesus
We believe that Jesus has a plan for every area of your life, whether it be in your family lives, handling finances, developing character, or learning to hear from God. We develop you to succeed in life through teaching, training, and living life together.
Send People for Jesus
We believe that every person has a God given calling, and as a church we aim to help you fulfil what God has placed in your heart. From planting a church, to moving to the mission field, or starting an outreach in your local area WHBC is here to encourage and send you.