Our Pastor, Paul Brinkman, was born and raised in Mangere, Auckland in 1962. He attended Mountain View Primary School, Arahanga Intermediate and Mangere College.
He grew up in a Christian home and at the age of 10 accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour. The family attended Bible Baptist Church, initially in Ellerslie and then Papatoetoe, until they built their own church building in East Tamaki. In his teenage years Paul was active in the church teaching Sunday School and working in AWANA clubs.
Planning to go to university after finishing high school, Paul was called to preach the Gospel whilst at a family Camp in January 1980. He attended the Bible Baptist Institute of New Zealand from 1980 through 1982 and graduated with a Graduate Degree of Theology.
In 1984 Paul married Hera and they have four grown children and currently seven grandchildren. Family is an important part of his life and ministry.
Over the years Paul pastored Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Maunganui, taught at Tyndale Park Christian School and pastored the Rotorua Bible Baptist Church. He took a break from full time ministry as they raised their children, while continuing to be active in church ministry.
Paul spent almost eight years on the Board of Trustees of Rutherford College in Te Atatu, much of that time as Deputy Chairman and also Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee.
Paul spent many years in senior management roles in the workforce before God called him and his wife to go back into full time ministry. They knew that God wanted them to plant a new church in South Auckland and in February 2014 the first service of Community Baptist Church was held in Manurewa.
Paul is currently studying for his Master’s Degree through West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, California.
Paul and his wife have a great burden to reach people in the communities of Manurewa East, Hill Park, The Gardens, Randwick Park and Takanini with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their greatest joy is for people to discover they can have their sins forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ.
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Where to find us
Community Baptist Church
Nathan Homestead Theatre,
70 Hill Road, Manurewa,