Kia ora & welcome!

We are a community of Jesus' followers who are in the process of beginning something new! Our two quite different communities have become one! 

This is the next step of our journey; as we walk where Jesus leads, to be a community of all different ages, stages & walks of life, who are driven by our passion to know God, each other, the communities & the world in which we live.  Also, in dependence on God's Spirit, we are seeking to live out God's love in these places & spheres as well. 

We would love you to visit & to join in this wonderful creation that God is making in our midst!

Regular Sunday Morning Gatherings

Our regular Sunday morning gatherings now consist of a certified "vax-pass" gathering at 10am with Central Kids (including children from age 3 to school year 8). Followed by a new "open to all" gathering at 915am in the Upper Room (please keep in touch, as this has temporarily paused over summer).

Please note that we respect all guidelines of the current Covid 19 traffic light system (currently orange in our area), which, for our "open to all" gathering requires a limit of not more than 50 people. Please record your attendance & be aware of all other guidelines for maintaining your health. We also encourage the use of masks. 

Where are we?

What to expect...

We are a community that spans a wide range of ages who are passionate about knowing & loving God, each other & our communities - both where we are & around the world. We have a variety of different interest & small groups that you are welcome to explore & to join. We have a long-term commitment to mission (overseas), in addition to various local initiatives of justice and blessing around here too - such as Gresham Court, which offers 22 affordable units for those who are retired & need some help. 

As for Sundays, our gatherings are reflective of our commitment to worship & preaching that has a deep respect for God’s holiness & mission + to nourishing a culture where the young, the old, & everyone in between can engage with God & serve as one - a little bit of tradition & a little of the new! 

We would love you to join us & get involved – whatever your age and stage of life!

Pastoral Staff Team

Brian Cochran

Hi, I my name is Brian and I am married to Gay. I have three daughters, two son-in-laws and four grandchildren. I love Jesus and I love His church.    What I enjoy the most in ministry is the people, helping them to take one step closer to Jesus, no matter where they are at on the journey. We would love you to join us in this too.

Andrew Maude

Kia ora, following our long hikoi as a church, I am excited about a future that is growing & increasingly engaged with the community. I am a husband to Juliet & a father to three energetic boys who each share our passion for God & the wonderful things that God has made. Haere mai, aroha ki ngā tangata katoa! 

Nicola Fraser

My time here at Central is split between Children's ministry and office administration. I love spending time with our kids, exploring the Bible, discovering more of who God and Jesus are, and what it means to live out our faith each day. When I'm not doing that, I enjoy crafts and spending time with my family and little dog.

Tauranga Central Baptist Church

Sunday Gatherings

Join us at 640 Cameron Road, Tauranga

  • 10am for our "vax-pass" gathering with Central Kids (including children from age of 3 to school year 8).
  • 915am for our "open to all" gathering. (Keep in touch, this time may change)

Church Office

Open Monday to Friday 9 - 12noon
P O Box 2275, Tauranga 3140
Phone 07 578 0123 

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you. Email us using the form below.

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