Brian and Liz joined the HCBC team in April 2014, returning to NZ after six years ministry in Australia and the USA. They have been in continuous ministry since 1979, including roles as a youth pastor, regional youth director, missionary service in Bangladesh and Senior Pastor of four multiple staff churches.
From 2001 to 2006 Brian served as the National Leader (CEO) of the Baptist Union of New Zealand, and from 2008 to 2011 as the National Director of the Baptist Union of Australia.
Brian is a graduate of the NZ Baptist Theological College and Bethel University, MN, U.S.A. from which he holds a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Brian’s dominant spiritual gifts are in leadership and teaching. Over the years he has traveled extensively training church leaders and consulting on mission, church health and growth, and has been a frequent speaker at church leadership conferences in a number of parts of the world. At heart, he and Liz are local church people. They believe in what the local church can be as a redemptive community of faith, and in helping shape God’s people into a dynamic missional force for the kingdom of God.
Brian enjoys good coffee, walking, playing golf (badly) and watching a diverse range of sports. Brian and Liz have three adult children and seven grandchildren.