The Pastoral Staff

Matt Sharpe

Senior Pastor (Acting)

Matt, Mel and their 2 boys are from Sydney, and came to NZ in late 2019. He is serving as acting Senior Pastor during the time of transition. He loves to laugh and to help people see Jesus more clearly.

Grace Paddison
Youth Pastor (Interim)
Grace is amazing - friendly, approachable, loves Jesus and what He does in people's lives. Grace also works as part of the Green Bay Youthwork Team and at TBC is the expert on all things youth-y.
Karen Ric-Hansen
Pastoral Assistant (Pastoral Care and Art Ministry).
Karen is Belgian and grew up in South Africa, a skilled artist and designer, Karen is superb at caring for people. She's married to Brad and has two growing daughters.
Angela Penk
Pastoral Assistant (Children and Families Ministry)
Angela works hard to help us all love our kids and families well. Married to Alex and a mum to four, she's ALL IN making sure we're all doing well.

The Office Team

Tor Dickson

Executive Lead (Operations) An accountant who loves squirrels, caravans, leading Alpha and good conversation. Married to Mark with three wonderful daughters who often move in and out of home.

Catherine May
Executive Lead (Ministries)
Cath gives support, guide and lead to our wider ministries, ensuring leaders and ministry communities have all that they need to do all that God's act. Cath's married with two daughters.
Leanne Wilson
Church Finance Administrator. Grew up in Pt Chevalier, but living happily west of Auckland for the last 28 years. Avid drinker of coffee and reader of books. Married to Steve, and Mum to Laura
Christine Stride

PA to Senior Pastor. Christine is also a freelance journalist /writer who lives in West Auckland and is married to Nick, and have two beautiful girls.

The Eldership Team

In addition to the pastors, elders in TBC are elected by the church members and appointed for a term of two years. Elders may serve up to three consecutive terms before taking some time out.

Ruth Tate
Ruth is in her first year as an elder at TBC. She is a primary school teacher, currently at home full time and serving in a number of key ministry areas reaching and serving the local community. Married to Fraser with 4 young children.
Sue Quayle
An avid quilter, deeply involved in TBC networks, leads Weekly Grind, as well as supporting their family business, a wife, a mum to 4 strapping lads, and a great conversationalist.
Jono Smith
A teacher by profession, a husband and dad by choice, a Christian by grace and a always up for a bit of banter. Jono helps head up men's ministry.
Janine Schache
Janine works with families facing cancer, is a leader of various initiatives in TBC, often leads services on Sundays and also occasionally speaks. Wife to Wayne and mum to three young adults.
Matt Sharpe
Not just a pretty face, Matt serves as an elder as well as Associate Pastor. He's a great husband and dad, and is motivated to help people see Jesus and love him with their whole lives.

Green Bay Youth Work

This team serve the students and teachers at Green Bay High School. This is part of the network of 24/7 Youthwork and is formed by partnership between TBC, Green Bay High Scholl, and generous community members.

GBYW Team Leader

The Global Team

We have a growing number of mission partners in NZ and around the world

Kim Beale
Kim's SoccerPlus ministry reaches kids, youth and adults using sport to facilitate community growth and gospel conversations. Kim is a coach, speaker and evangelist, working locally and internationally.
Matthew and Cristelle Nicholas
Matthew and Cristelle (with Carson & Pearl) are working toward heading to Asia with OMF. Currently serving a church in Christchurch they're waiting for God to open up the perfect timing for them to go.

Everyone at TBC is part of the team - we serve together and we lead together. As a Baptist church we have formal membership where we make commitments to one another and so our major decisions are taken together. We do so joyfully and wholeheartedly and have enjoyed real unity in prayerful discernment around building projects and staff appointments.

There are lots of opportunities to serve and get involved - everyone's gifts and skills are welcome - hit the 'connect me' button below to make contact and find out how you can get involved in serving at TBC.

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