Our Leadership and Preachers


Pastor Howard Cross

Our new Pastor Howard Cross and his wife Jane joined Omokoroa Peninsula Baptist Church in January 2017 from Kaitaia.

We celebrated the induction of Pastor Howard and Jane on Sunday 12 February 2017.

You can contact Pastor Howard by email: pastor@opbc.org.nz



Tom Frew (Guest speaker)

Tom is a past-president of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. He preaches in the power of the Holy Spirit and has spent a large period of his life travelling the world as an itinerant evangelist. His recorded testimony has been distributed to prisons and rehabilitation clinics in thirty countries throughout the world.

Tom Frew

Ray Stripling (Guest speaker)

Ray has been a Christian Education Lecturer for 17 years and has more than 20 years classroom experience in primary and secondary schools in New Zealand, Tonga, Thailand, and America. He has served as an Associate Pastor and has been an interim pastor for several churches.

Raymond Stripling 6

Graham Webb (Guest speaker)

Graham has pastored churches for 30 years in New Zealand and Fiji. Over the last 12 years he has travelled to many countries witnessing God’s miraculous power through healing, provision and protection. He has been a Pastoral Care Advisor for Asian Outreach International throughout the world and has cared for workers for Operation Mobilization in North Africa and Spain.


In Memoriam: Jim Hurn (Guest speaker)

Jim has held pastoral and teaching roles at several churches in the City of Tauranga, New Zealand. He has lectured at theological college and has toured overseas extensively speaking at Bible schools, conferences, church meetings, and camps.

Jim Hurn