Laura and Peter Toganivalu Host New Church’s Interest Party: In a move to plant a new church in Sydney, Brian Houston’s daughter Laura Toganivalu and her husband Peter Toganivalu announced that they would be hosting an interest evening party for those who are considering joining their new church.
The couple made the announcement in an Instagram statement two weeks following the announcement of the new church launch.
“Well, this is fun. Peter and Laura here. first-time church planters, long-time people-lovers and we figure catching up and enjoying some good old-fashioned fellowship together is a nice place to begin. Nothing fancy. We’d just love to meet you, enjoy a chat, and share some small bites provided by the lovely people at the vicar ( who also happen to do a great chicken schnitty btw),” the Instagram statement read.
“We’ll share some of our hearts for building community and discipline. Pray together for the days ahead and hopefully have a little laugh here and there. We’re still working out many details but one thing is for sure, we love ya already,” it added.
The interest night has been scheduled for October 18.
Responding to their post on Instagram, Hillsong Church founder, Brian Houston wrote: “A new church and a new day for all of Sydney and for the Northwest. We couldn’t be more excited for @petertoggs @lauratoggs. I hope you are able to join their upcoming special interest night.”
The couple, who had previously served as global pastors of Hillsong’s youth ministry, Hillsong Young and Free, resigned from their roles following the lead of Houston, who stepped down after facing a number of misconduct allegations.
While announcing via Instagram their plans for a new church, the couple said they are “carving out a path that God has strategically called.”
“We got together, we said, “God, whatever it looks like, we want to build a church, and in so many ways, the feeling has not changed. We feel in our hearts that we want to plant a new church in Sydney, Australia,” Peter said.
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