Alan & Elena Hood

In 2006 Alan and Elena took on the Senior Leadership of City Church,
many exciting things have happened since – the journey’s only just begun!


Pastors Alan and Elena met and fell in love in Hamilton where they went to University. They were married in 1991, and that year followed God’s call to move to Tauranga, taking over the Youth Ministry at City Church (then known as ‘Tauranga AOG’). Alan’s parents, Ps James and Mary Hood, were the Senior Pastors for 23 years, and under their leadership, Alan and Elena grew a fantastic and fruitful Youth Ministry until they took on Senior Leadership of the church.

Alan and Elena are down to earth, relational leaders who are passionate about advancing the Kingdom of God through strengthening the local church. They love to see people coming into relationship with Jesus, being fully discipled, released into their calling, and fulfilling their God-given potential. Alan and Elena are pastoral in their gifting, and their preaching is practical and life-giving. They passionately believe in training leaders, and in journeying with people for the long haul.

Alan and Elena have four amazing kids – Caleb, Kirsten, Sara and Andre. They love hanging out with their kids, catching up with friends, drinking coffee, and watching a good movie.