The work of the ministry is not done by just the pastor or any one person. We are very blessed at Rolleston Baptist Church to have a wonderful family of willing and gifted people who serve each other joyfully. Without the entirety of our “team” being willing to sacrifice for the Lord’s work this church would not exist.
Joe Fleener (Pastor)
Lover of Christ & His Gospel, Husband to Mandy, Father to three wonderful children, & Servant to the Local Church.
Joe earned a Master of Divinity degree from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, completed his Masters of Theology courses in 2005 and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2006.
Joe has served as a Bible College lecturer and “lay preacher” (churches, camps, conferences, etc.) in the US and New Zealand. In addition, Joe has taught courses for Bible Colleges in South Africa, Romania, Ukraine, and Australia.
Joe also serves in the following ministry roles here in New Zealand: Steering Committee, Stand for the Gospel | Coordinator, TIM Training Course | Board Member, Gospel Training Trust | Adjunct Lecturer, Grace Theological College |Trainer, BibleWorks. Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn a lot more about him and his family over the years.
Phil has been a Christian since the age of 5yr old and was blessed to be brought up in a Christian home where he heard the gospel from an early age. Phil is married to Karen and they have two children. He works as a Landscape Architect designing Parks, Reserves and other Public and Private spaces. Phil has been involved at Rolleston Baptist Church since its inception, and is involved in Prison Ministry at Rolleston and Christchurch Mens Prisons where he loves to teach men of the truths of the saving gospel, regularly using the Christianity Explored Course. His other interests include Tennis, Badminton, Woodworking, Marquetry and Gardening.
Doug is married to Joanne. They have 8 adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. He has enjoyed being part of the Rolleston Community since 1998. He has helped run the Rolleston Youth Club and along with his family helping with the FAB Holiday programme. Doug was with Grace Baptist Church when it initiated the planting of the Rolleston Baptist Church and he is now delighted to be part of a church in his own community.