The Team


Murray Robertson

Murray was the pastor of Spreydon Baptist Church for 40 years along with his wife Marj and they saw a small struggling church grow to be a large missional congregation. The church also gave birth to several other congregations and a large number of ministries in the local community along with an extensive commitment to mission overseas.
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Martyn Norrie

Martyn has worked extensively with church and not for profit organisations in improving organisational performance.  He currently chairs the Board of Parachute Music and is an executive board member of Carey Baptist College.  He teaches a Leadership paper at Carey.  Martyn is the New Zealand CEO of a multi-national company.

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Rodney Macann

Rodney Macann has combined careers of Pastor and International Opera Singer for over 40 years. He has most recently been the National Leader of the New Zealand Baptists (2006 – 2011), Senior Pastor – Wellington Central Baptist (1990 – 2006) and is currently acting as an adviser to the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and the Lexus Song Quest. He is available to work with  churches who may be experiencing "growth pains" in the area of the relationship between pastors and leadership teams; working through music issues; and he is also committed to the Christchurch churches and new co-operative, kingdom structures. He has been married to Lorna, a GP, for 41 years and they have four children.

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Gary Colville

Gary, at 57, has been married to Pauline 35 years and has three married, strong Christian daughters.  Gary trained at 'WEC College' in Tasmania and 'Baptist Theological College' beginning Pastoral ministry 31 years ago and has been leading 'Hosanna' a multi-cultural Church in Porirua for the last 24years. His real passion is to assist Churches to experience sustained healthy growth and inspire the planting of new Churches.

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David Allen

David has spent two decades working in a global missions context, initially in the Middle East and then more widely with Interserve as part of their International Leadership Team.  His experience and passion are in the area of good governance and effective boards.  David's  experience in governance comes from the not-for-profit sector and the local church context.  David is married to Helen, an obstetrician and gynecologist,  and they have a daughter, Grace.  

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