About Us

We’re here to help! Our focus is on people struggling with money problems or needing help in their journey towards employment – sometimes both.

Office Hours 
We are open from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday – Friday. (One late night per week, by appointment only.)

Our History

The Kingdom Resources Trust (KRT) commenced in 1988 as an initiative of South West Baptist Church (then Spreydon Baptist). Howard Taylor, then a Pastor, believed God wanted him to start an interest-free ‘bank’. He saw people in the church and wider community crippled by debt, most of it high interest. Some people had no money, others had surplus. One part of the community could help another. His dream? Interest free loans to break the debt cycle!

It quickly grew to include churches from across the city and beyond.

Within just a few months of launch, KRT had received investments of $30,500 and donations of over $6,000.  Many at the time said interest free lending couldn’t be done, but with over $4m loaned out, the Trust continues to prove the critics wrong!

John Exton, General Manager, said, “Nearly 30 years later, the need for interest free loans, budgeting and employment services remains the same.  Thousands are struggling to make ends meet and are caught in the debt trap.”

Kingdom Resources helps over 2,100 people (adults and their children) each year with budgeting or employment support


  • Alastair :: Chairman
    Alastair has been Chairperson of Kingdom Resources since 1997 having originally joined the Board in late 1988, about six months. ...
  • Janelle ::
    Janelle first joined Kingdom Resources as a Budget Advisor in 1997 and was then employed by the organisation from 2000. ...
  • David ::
    David works as an international development consultant and has oversight of a number of micro enterprise development projects in several. ...
  • John :: General Manager
    John has worked as General Manager of Kingdom Resources since 1996. He holds qualifications of B.Com and C.A. and joined. ...


  • John :: General Manager
    John has worked as General Manager of Kingdom Resources since 1996. He holds qualifications of B.Com and C.A. and joined. ...
  • Julie :: Budget Advice Coordinator
    Julie is an expert in Budget Advising. She joined us in 2003 as an Administration Assistant as part of the. ...
  • Peter :: Financial Mentor
    Peter is a very experienced Financial Mentor. His caring, gentle manner and professionalism is regularly commented on by clients.. ...
  • Cath :: Financial Mentor
    Cath joined the Kingdom Resources team as a Financial Mentor in early 2015.  A former kindy teacher, she is really enjoys. ...
  • Jenny :: Financial Mentor
    Jenny joined Kingdom Resources as a Financial Mentor in 2017. She has a passion for helping people to get ahead in. ...
  • Ema :: Financial Mentor
    Ema joined the Kingdom Resources team as a Budget Advisor in early 2015.  A former Literature Distributor at Christchurch Library,. ...
  • Jude :: Financial Mentor Support
    Jude is a wealth of information, with experience as both a Kingdom Resources’ Financial Mentor (Budget Advisor) (since 1997) and as. ...

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