Cameron Jones 

Lead Pastor

Cameron and his wife Anna joined VBC in 2016.  Cameron comes to us having completed his Theological Degree, and with previous experience in both Children’s ministry and Associate roles.  Cameron took up the role as Lead Pastor in December 2017.

Nikki Trowbridge

Children & Family

Nikki is our Children and Families Ministry Leader and works part-time in this role.  Nikki has three school-age children and is married to Marty.  


Stu Hastings



Stu oversees Pastoral Care in the church and the management of a lay Pastoral Care Team. His role also includes New Comers' integration and the oversight of Youth Ministries.  Stu is the Chairperson of the ASHA NZ Board.  ASHA Ministries is an evangelistic and humanitarian outreach on the east coast of India.



Ali McMinn Chaplain

Ali is our Chaplain for the 60+ age group, she has a huge heart for pastoral care.  Ali has been coming to Village Baptist church since its inception and was our Administrative Deacon for a number of years.  She continues to work tirelessly on the NZ Board of ASHA ministry our outreach mission in India. 


Andy Dowley Elder

Andy is married to Jo and has two children. They have been coming to Village Baptist since emigrating from the UK in 2009. They love to entertain and have a heart for pastoral care. Andy works as an ear nose and throat surgeon at the local hospital and enjoys getting outdoors whenever he can. 



Blaine Stride Elder

Blaine is married to Diane and they have three children.  Blaine is a GP based at a clinic in Havelock North.  Blaine also serves as one of our Worship Leaders. 



Lindsay Knowles Elder

Lindsay is married to Alison and has four children.  He is Director Sales & Marketing of their family business based in Havelock North and sits on a number of boards all of which keeps him very busy.

Lindsay is very involved in the life of Village Baptist hosting a HomeGroup and often is seen up front in the church as one of our Worship Leaders.

Libby Hooper Elder

Libby is married to Keith and they have four children.

Libby was coming to Village Baptist before it was Village Baptist (thats a long time!).  Libby has been involved in running leading Mainly Music and the Craft Room as well as running a growing family.  She is passionate about mission and reaching our community for Jesus. 

Colin Hutchison Elder

Colin is married to Miriam and they have three children.  Colin is a doctor and works for Hawke's Bay Hospital as a surgeon and medical director.  He is passionate about community and prayer.  Colin is on the preaching team at Village.


About Us

Our Address:

PO BOX 8587
147 Te Aute Road
Havelock North

Contact Us:

P: 06 877-4606
E: office@villagebaptist.org.nz
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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