About Us

The Church Family

The Ashburton Baptist church is made up of a diverse group of people who have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.This fellowship has a great family feel about it, there are lots of young, old, and every age else in between!

As well as being intergenerational we are also multicultural so everyone is welcome!

For 137 years we have been serving the Ashburton district in the Mainland of New Zealand (The South Island). Our common goal, both in ages past and now, is our desire to glorify God in all we do.

Our mission statement captures something of what makes us tick (i.e. we take serious the great commission and the greatest commandments): 

To love God, each other, and make and grow disciples of Jesus!


Bill Avenell - Interim Senior Pastor


Clint Hawkes - Youth Pastor


Delia Fox - Children's Worker 

office@ashburton baptist.co.nz