Where faith defines life

Tena koutou katoa

All of us are trying to make sense of life, to find that ‘thing’ that will help determine how we will live. Here at PBC we have found that our faith in Jesus helps us make sense of life and how we will live.

It doesn’t mean we always get it right or that life is any simpler. In fact sometimes Jesus asks us to make choices we might otherwise avoid – like loving our neighbours and caring for others.

You are most welcome to come and join us on this journey as we seek to be whanau to each other and as we seek to follow Jesus.

Love others

Jesus invites us to love God and love others. So we want to do both those things – Love God with all our hearts and love others.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
Maori whakatauki (proverb)


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Our Leadership

Andrew Bollen

Senior Pastor

Andrew is married to Xanthia and they have four adult children (one deceased) and five mokopuna. He loves movies, computers and is a great fan of Pink Floyd. Andrew started here at the beginning of 2020 after ministering at Wellington Central, Karori and New Plymouth West Baptist Churches. Once upon a time he worked for Telecom.

Graeme Joyes - Church Secretary & Elder
Graeme Joyes

Church Secretary & Elder

Jim Skett - Church Chair & Elder
Jim Skett

Church Chair & Elder

Rezea Morgon - Treasurer
Rezea Morgon

Treasurer

Christine Taylor - Elder
Christine Taylor

Elder

Julia Hickton-Scott - Elder
Julia Hickton-Scott

Elder

The Pathway To Today

The Church was planted in September 2009, when a group of Baptists who lived in Paraparaumu, Raumati and Waikanae came together under the leadership of Kevin & Anne Schulz.  With the encouragement and assistance of the Wellington Association of Baptist Churches, the building on the corner of Ruapehu and Kaimanawa Streets in Paraparaumu was purchased,  and worship services began in September 2009.

The fellowship was formally constituted as a Baptist Church in November 2010, and became affiliated with the Baptist family of Churches in New Zealand (NZ Baptist Union) 

  • 2009 Church Plant
  • 2010 Joins Baptist Union Of NZ
  • 2020 Mainly Music starts