Administrator Linda Jackson
Linda joined the staff in 2016 coming from a variety of people-oriented positions in the health sector, retail and hospitality industries. Linda is married to Barry, a Secondary School Teacher, and they have two adult children.
Senior Pastor Steve Fail
Steve joined the team at CB in 2020. A graduate of Carey Baptist College, he served for over twenty years in international missions. Steve is married to Lesley and they have two children Josh and Hanna. He has a deep passion for God, people and seriously good coffee.
Associate Pastor Tim Hart
Tim joined the team at CB in 2014. A graduate of Carey Baptist College, his primary role is preaching and teaching. Tim is married to Alyssa and is the father of Micah, Amaliya, Lucia & Daisy.
Associate Pastor - Chinese Community Akang Ko
Akang is the pastor of our Chinese community. After studying theology in Taiwan he moved to New Zealand in 2010. Akang's background is in the Hong Kong entertainment industry and he's fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Akang is married to Xiaoou who works with International Student Ministries here in Palmerston North. They have one son, Matthias.
Associate Pastor - Youth & Young Adults Kate Dunstan-Brown
Kate is our Youth & Young Adult Pastor. Married to Josh, Kate has been at Central Baptist since mid 2013. She studied Theology & Culture at Moody Bible Institute, is a trained nurse and loves working with the youth and young adults at CB.
Children's and Families Pastor Julie Christie
Coming from a background in teaching, Julie began in the role here in January 2013. She has a deep love for the children and families of the church and is a passionate advocate for intergenerational ministry here at CB.
Julie is married to Ian and they have four children.