Emille & Darnielle Hoods

Together Emille and Darnielle Hoods are the lead pastors of Brave Church. Their passion to train, equip and release people into the calling that God has for them is at the heart of everything they do.

For the past five years they have been youth pastors at Living Well Church in Rotorua and prior to that they spent five years in Newcastle, Australia, as part of the church plant team.

They have three beautiful daughters, Anaiah, Levi & Bella.

Emille Hoods

Lead Pastor

Emille is a dynamic communicator and excels in motivating people to pursue the dreams that God has placed on the inside of them. He has a passion to remove barriers that stop people from encountering God, not by changing the message but changing the way it is broadcast. He is gifted at leadership development and loves seeing leaders break through into new areas of influence.

Darnielle Hoods

Lead Pastor

Darnielle is a highly gifted leader, who is able to minister to people through music and carries a powerful anointing to lead people into worship. Her love for people compels her to lead people to a place where they don’t necessarily want to go, but one they love once they reach it.