The Leader of the Northern Baptist Association is elected by Assembly on four-year, then three-year terms as recommended by Assembly Council.

This role oversees the strategic and spiritual wellbeing of the collective of our member faith communities, along with their leadership team and the regional Association Chairs. The vision and direction of our movement of churches is shaped and guided by the National Leader who accounts to Assembly Council.

Our current leader

Kia ora

Our Northern Region is a very large and diverse region, ethnically, generationally, socially, economically, and geographically. Our almost 100 faith communities all in some way represent the various diverse local neighbourhoods in which they, in Christ, live and move and have their being. Our churches are very different, and as we come together it is an opportunity for us to be strengthened and encouraged as we hear stories of gospel renewal occurring in vastly different contexts. It all adds to the richness of who we are in Christ, unified in him, yet, expressing and living out of, our diversity.

From our Regional Leader's keyboard

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Articles
January 24, 2024 | Reti Ah-Voa Channel: 2144749

A whānau

The annual update from the Northern Baptist Association.

Fundraising update – Northern flood relief Image
News
April 11, 2023 | Reti Ah-Voa Channel: 2144749

Fundraising update – Northern flood relief

How much have we raised, where has it gone, and how can those impacted access the Northern Flood/Cyclone Response Fund?

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News
February 23, 2023 | Reti Ah-Voa Channel: 2144749

Volunteers needed: Napier cyclone relief

Can you help: logistics experts, management and team leadership, digger divers. Volunteers needed to go to the Napier region now. Goods needing to be donated:…

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Education
February 3, 2023 | Reti Ah-Voa Channel: 2144749

Prayer update: Auckland floods and extreme weather event

An update for prayer on the Auckland flooding and Baptist churches from the Northern Baptist Association Regional Leader. Please pray in your Sunday gatherings this…

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News
January 31, 2023 | Reti Ah-Voa Channel: 2144749

Auckland Severe Weather and Floods

The Northern Baptist Association are working to assist our Auckland churches. Several had property flooded by Friday’s extreme weather event. Please pray and support as…

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News
January 20, 2023 | Reti Ah-Voa and Rick Pierce Channel: 2144749

Partnering in ministry across the motu

An update from the Northern Baptist Association for 2022.