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Meet our team

Pastor Chris Lee

Chis Lee and his wife Karlene accepted a call to Thames and Chris was inducted as Minister of the Thames Baptist Church on the 24th November 2018. They have had 15 years experience in pastoral care at the Eastside Baptist Church in Glengarry, Invercargill. He has a Master in Ministry (Otago), a Bachelor in Applied Theology (Carey) and Diploma in Mission (Carey)


Elder Shaz Kerebs

Shaz is self employed but worked as a Youth Pastor at the Thames Baptist Church for several years

Elder Colin McLaren

Colin is a retired Social worker/counselor. He runs a home group and is involved in prayer and street ministry.

Elder Diane Pawley

Diane describes herself as a wife, mother, grandmother and a carer for the elderly, She loves making greeting cards and teaching others how to do the same.

Staff Leadership

Administrator: David Gibson

David is a retired Lawyer who undertakes the legal side of Thames Baptist Church.

Treasurer: Terri Churton

Terri is an accountant who is currently working and volunteering for Living Well trust, Kauaeranga Christian Camp and other organisations.