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 roles here in New Zealand: Coordinator, TIM Training Course | Board Member, Gospel Training Trust | Adjunct Lecturer (Ethics), Grace Theological College | PhD Candidate (History: Geneva Bible), University of Canterbury. Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn a lot more about him and his family over the years.
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.