Kia ora & welcome!

We are a community of Jesus' followers on a journey - a church of two quite different congregations who are preparing to become one. This is our journey as we continue to walk where Jesus leads -  to explore what it means to belong and to be committed in friendship across many and varied walks of life. 

As we continue to walk and to grow, our prayer is that we would increasingly be a blessing to our city and the places in the world where we are called to serve as well. This is our prayer and our passion as we continue to walk where Jesus leads.
We would love for you to join with us as well!

Regular Sunday Morning Gatherings

Our regular Sunday morning gatherings are as follows:
9.30am
 in The Auditorium & 10.30am in The Upper Room (with Central Kids). 

Additionally, from time to time we combine as a wider church family at 9.30am. 
We hope you will join us & we look forward to the chance to get to know you!

Please also note that until further notice (due to Covid 19 alert level restrictions),
The Upper Room only will be meeting beginning Sunday 19th September
- with a limit of 50 people + staff inside.  



The Auditorium


Our Sunday morning gatherings are reflective of our commitment to worship and preaching that has a deep respect for God’s holiness and mission in the world. We have a long-term commitment to mission (overseas), in addition to our participation in many local initiatives of justice and blessing in our communities. 

At this point, we are mostly an older congregation, but we are on a journey of growing younger. We would love you to join us – whatever your age and stage of life. And of course, we are especially excited about our younger congregation upstairs. We value the fresh sense of life, and relationship this brings.



The Upper Room


Gathered, Dispersed, In Community: Existing to Bless. 

We are the (generally) younger face of Tauranga Central Baptist Church, and we’re passionate about following Jesus together - kids, adults & everyone in between. We major on relationships, we delight in being real, and we cherish the chance to be able to welcome others too. We strive to be a community of welcome & belonging that is real (authentic) – whānau, in the best sense of the word. We strive to be imaginative & inclusive in our worship, so that all different ages & stages can be meaningfully involved + being nourished & empowered by God's Spirit & Word we long to bring gospel life & hope to our communities & world. 

We would also love your children to join us at Central Kids (during our Sunday morning gatherings).

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
The Auditorium on Sundays at 9.30am
The Upper Room on Sundays at 10.30am

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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