Joe Fleener

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. From 2010 to 2014, Joe served as the Associate Pastor at Howick Baptist Church in Auckland. Since August 2014, he has been privileged to serve as Pastor of Rolleston Baptist Church. 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. Finally I serve as a trainer for BibleWorks. Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn a lot more about him and his family over the years.

Euthanasia & Cannabis Info

Election/Euthanasia and Cannabis: If you are not already familiar with this website and resource, I highly recommend it.It is not overtly Christian or grounded in Scripture but it does provide helpful tools and excellent, even secular arguments opposing both Euthanasia and Cannabis. Euthanasia:You will find items here related to euthanasia including an audio recording of me teaching on this topic… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 42

Forty-two consecutive days through the book of Job, one chapter per day. I began these “ponderings” on the first day New Zealand entered Level 4 Lockdown in response to Covid-19. We are now in Level 3 and will be for, at least, another week. The Pandemic is far from over. The implications of the Pandemic will continue for a very… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 41

I enjoy watching nature documentaries. I especially enjoy watching nature documentaries which focus on the oceans and seas. Next to outer space, mankind has known less about what is in our oceans than what is on land – though we are still learning more about what is on land all the time. In chapter 41, God continues to speak to… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 39

In chapter 39 of Job God continues to speak. As He does, He continues to ask Job rhetorical questions. These questions continue to demonstrate God’s power and authority over His creation. Yet, even more, they demonstrate his immanent care for His creation. God is all powerful, yet He is not distant from His creation. He meets the needs of all… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 37

Chapter 37 is a very interesting chapter when read in light of the first verse of 38. In chapter 37 it seems like an actual storm or whirlwind is approaching. Elihu is taking something he and they are actually seeing and referencing it as a display of God’s majestic power and authority. Little does Elihu know, it will be out… Read more →