Our People

Church is a 'people' word. Some of our people fulfil church leadership roles: at OTBC we have Elders, Team Leaders, Pastoral and Administrative staff. Here they are!

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Carron Stevenson

ELDER/CHURCH MANAGER > Carron came to OTBC in July 2020 following the death of her husband. She first joined the staff team as a Pastoral Care worker in 2021, and now fills dual roles of Church Manager and Elder. Writing fiction is her escape.

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Keith Macfarlane

ELDER > Keith MacFarlane is one of our Elders here at Oxford Terrace Baptist Church.

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Anthony Patterson

ELDER > Anthony Patterson is one of our Elders here at Oxford Terrace Baptist Church.

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Kylie Jones

PRAYER TEAM LEADER > Kylie has been attending OTBC since 2004, where the Youth Group, leadership roles and serving opportunities helped grow and solidify her faith. Kylie’s passion for prayer comes from wanting to explore and educate everyone in their unique way to converse with God. Her other main passion is writing poems and stories.

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Alicia Scroggins

HOUSING TEAM LEADER > Alicia has been part of the OTBC family since Jan 2019 and can’t wait for new neighbours to move in when stage two is completed. Working as a social worker for a local community housing provider, Alicia brings both passion and expertise to the role as Housing Team Leader.

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Renee Davies

YOUTH TEAM LEADER > Renee joined OTBC in 2021 after moving down to Christchurch for study. She loves to work and connect with all kinds of people. She is passionate to help youth grow into resilient adults who are strong in their faith. She also loves getting outdoors on her bike.

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David Collins

LOCAL ENGAGEMENT CO-TEAM LEADER > David has been a member since 2002 after moving down from Auckland. He has served the church in a number of ways including being the property team leader, Congregational Elder and now as a co-Team Leader with Deborah for Local Engagement. He can usually be found in the kitchen doing the washing up during church functions.

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Deborah Bowden

LOCAL ENGAGEMENT CO-TEAM LEADER > Deborah leads the Friday night Drop In with a team to supply a supper, games, chat and a monthly quiz for people in the community. She is leading the team that cooks meals monthly at City Mission, and connects with other community groups in our area

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Jane Ye

PASTOR (INTERNATIONAL) > Jane came to Oxford Terrace as an intern, as part of her study at Vision College. She joined the Pastoral Team in 2016. Her work includes caring for Internationals, a Bible study group for Mandarin speakers and leading our third Sunday worship service which is in ‘easy English’. Jane has lived and worked in Asia.

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Julie Chamberlain

PASTOR (COMMUNITY) >Julie loves to plan a gathering, catch her meeting with those in the community sharing food and love of Jesus. She couldn’t do what she does without the help of a bunch of enthusiastic people around her. Julie completed her theological training through Carey Baptist College in 2022 and has recently joined the Pastoral Team.

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Chris Chamberlain

PASTOR (OVERSIGHT) >Chris has been at Oxford Terrace since 2008, and much of this time has been about the crisis of earthquakes, and the process of recovery from their effects. Chris oversees the Pastoral Team while also serving as Regional Leader for the Upper South Baptist Association. He loves music, plays violin, and occasionally sings in a band.

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Andrew Meek

PASTOR (DISCIPLESHIP) > Andrew grew up here at Oxford Terrace and after a season living in Auckland studying theology at Carey Baptist College was called back to join the Pastoral Team. Andrew is quite fond of rugby, basketball and playing his guitar.

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Bradley Nicolson

KHL GENERAL MANAGER > Bradley came to Oxford Terrace through our student flat when he moved to Christchurch in 2011 to study Bachelor of Commerce at UC. Through KHL he oversees managing property & finances for Oxford Terrace and many other Churches & Trusts.