Our church is shepherded by an Eldership team. Each is committed to the health and well being of our entire fellowship. These men and their wives are:
Dean & Selina Fountain - Elder
Gordon & Lynette Wood - Elder
Stuart & Beth Bay - Elder
Andrew and Angela Archer - Elder
Justin & Emma Thompson - Elder and Pastor
We are committed to what is sometimes called “classical Christianity,” namely, the core doctrines of the church that Christians have confessed throughout the ages. These truths are faithfully expressed in the historic Nicene Creed (developed from 325-381AD):
For a copy of the Nicene Creed click on the link:
The first church building was built in 1907 with a new chapel being built 60 years later. In 2006 the church building was modernized and enlarged to meet our increasing needs as the congregation continued to grow.
Since it began, the church at Manawaru has led large children’s ministries, including Bible in Schools, Rallys, and Youth Groups, and continues to value these works. Missionary service has always been a priority for Manawaru and the church has taken the gospel to many areas of the world.