John Dierckx
  • Male
  • Christchurch, Canterbury
  • New Zealand

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Profile Information

Home Church:
Harmony Church
Musical Gift(s):
Guitar, if necessary bass, keyboard (chords) and bg vocals
About Me:
Happily married father of three beautiful sons.

I am a freelance musician and teach guitar
(See my facebook page and Renaissance Man Music Blog

For most of my working life I have been a crime intelligence analyst, forensic auditor and fraud investigator with music as a parallel (semi-professional) career.

Music, in all the things that I have been looking into as a seeker, has probably been the most convincing for me in my journey back home. Praise God and the lead pastors at Harmony for giving me an opportunity to be part of the worship team. After conversion - end 2009 I felt a strong calling that music was what I was meant to do as part of His plan for me. So, after prayer and with the support of my family, I dropped the fraud investigation business and started teaching music.

Most amazingly more and more students come in with a strong interest in playing Christian music. In all twenty five years before not one student ever showed the slightest. And now, many of them want just that. It is so fantastic when you see a student do a great job in a (youth) worship team.It feels like raising a small musical army for God.

I have been involved in music for about 25+ years (my oldest son keeps me reminding this old dude that it is almost thirty years) and for the past 16 months I have been a regular within the music ministry at Harmony.

My other interests are my family, making photos with my good old point and shoot, walking (and making pictures), blogging, cooking, law and ethics, theology, and more (see
Favorite Music:
I would not be able to pin point it I like so much.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Psalms 37:5-6 Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

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TED Talk Evelyn Glennie:

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 1:03am 0 Comments

I saw this amazing video on TED and blogged about it here >>. It is an amazing talk in my opinion should be a must listen to for all who lead worship. It gives you plenty to think about and may it help you in becoming an even better worship leader.  …


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At 5:13am on March 19, 2013, Dan Comber said…

Hey John, I see you are at Harmony. I am friends with Aroha & Kevin Taylor and Johnny Clarke. I am the Music Director at Beulah Church.

At 10:26pm on July 11, 2011, Wanda Brljevich said…
Hi John,

Better late than never. I haven't been on this website for quite a while and didn't know your friend request was there. Hope all's well for you in CHCH. Still praying for you all.
G2g but will catch you next time I'm on. Megablessings :)
At 12:57am on March 4, 2011, Jessie Laine Powell said…

Hello John,

I'm contacting musicians such as yourself and letting you know about a newly launched website that may be something good for you to check out. MINC360.COM

Minc360 is a brand new musician’s network. It is a centralized data base for professional musicians with published and unpublished music. Minc360 is also a place where musicians can learn about the industry and get legal permission to obtain rights to record and perform others original music. is a place where you can network with other musicians. It is a hub and can be worked as a way of making money to support your music passion. Please take time to check out What do you have to lose? Go to  You’ll love it

Blessings in your ministry,

Jessie Powell member

At 5:00am on February 23, 2011, Junjie said…

Hi, John!

Welcome to Worship the Rock! Hope to see you getting involved with the discussions here. And do check out the songs the others have uploaded, lots of great stuff! :)

At 3:23am on February 23, 2011, Steve Wedgwood said…

Hi John,


I don't spend much time in NZ these days but will be going back sometime.

At 1:50am on February 23, 2011, Simon Wright said…

Hey John, very nice to meet you. Hope you are OK down there in Christchurch!


I play bass and, if necessary, guitar... ;)


Your "Renaissance Man" nickname reminded me of an old 77's song from the '80s of the same name... back before sampling ruled...






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