pbc staff

  • Andrew Brown - senior pastor

    Andrew is obviously a big fan of Pakuranga Baptist Church.  Originally from down south he is a massive fan of Auckland too.  He mixes his interest in preaching and leadership with a deep desire to see people grow spiritually.  Senior Pastor since 1995, Andrew trained as a Spiritual Director and Professional Supervisor.  He is on the Northern Baptist Association Board.  

    Andrew is married to Nan Yong and has a teenage son, Wesley. He loves hiking in the bush, running, dining out and driving his old MX5 with the top down as much as he can.

  • JETHRO GEORGE - pastor youth & young adults

    Jethro has a background in community services, youth work and entrepreneurship,  and now serves the youth and young adults at Pakuranga Baptist Church. Jethro, his wife Stephanie and son Jaxson moved to Auckland in 2019 from Jethro’s hometown of Whangarei. Jethro loves to learn and to teach, to eat good food and to spend quality time with his friends and family. Jethro also enjoys designing and creating furniture. When Jethro is not at Pakuranga Baptist you can find him involved in the Laidlaw College community or out around Auckland in the high schools building connections and teaching. Jethro has a deep love for Scripture and theology, as Jethro seeks to continually draw closer to God and to support others in doing the same.

  • Jacqueline sua - children & families pastor

    Originally from Malaysia, Jacqueline moved to Auckland in 2006 and has been attending PBC ever since. She is married to Kelvin and have two teenage children, Amanda and Adrian. She has been actively involved in serving before being called to be a pastor at the end of 2017. Jacqueline loves food – making and eating it, walking, outdoors, skiing, reading and music. She is passionate to see children and young people grow in their knowledge of God through knowing Jesus, and following Jesus can be fun, engaging, exciting—a full-on adventure!


    Peter is our Mandarin Pastor and moved here from Shenzhen, China in 2001.  Married to Shinyi they have three adorable children, Grace, Caleb, and Ian. Apart from enjoying time with his family, Peter enjoys a good game of soccer for Fencibles United AFC and an occasional movie.  A graduate of Carey Baptist College, Peter is called to help Mandarin Chinese speakers who want to know God and discover the truth in the Bible. Peter grew up without knowledge of God and having discovered how much God loves us, he wants to share this love and hope with many people.

  • keith fox - congregation care pastor

    Keith is involved with care for those in the retired stage of life and also manages different projects in PBC.  He joined Pakuranga Baptist Church in 2012 and has lived in the Botany area since 1999. He has many years of business experience and since 2004 has undertaken pastoral care roles, project management and event organisation as a church staff member and volunteer. 

    Keith is passionate to help people and churches achieve the potential that God sees in them. He has a family of adult children and grandchildren.

  • colleen Pfister - office secretary

    Colleen takes care of lots of administrative tasks, bookings for the buildings and many other things. 

    For all general enquiries please contact Colleen.  Tuesday - Friday 10am - 1pm

pbc elders

Our church is led by a group of elders who serve as the governing board of the church.  The elders are responsible for spiritual oversight and guiding all issues and decisions at the church, although they are free to delegate various tasks to others.  

Our Eldership team is:

Anabelle Avery, Andrew Brown, Albert Lee, Tim Neale