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Arthur Warner

Chair of Elders

About Me

Born in South Africa. Grew up in a Christian home and became a Christian at age 5. Baptised at age 18. Completed a BSc degree followed by a post-grad Higher Diploma in Education in 1975. Specialized in the use of computers and multimedia in education. Worked towards a BTh part- time. Married 43 years to Dorrie. We have 3 children all following the Lord, and 6 grandchildren. Immigrated to NZ in December 1987 to make it our new home. NZ citizens and proud supporter of the All Blacks! Sensed call to become involved in the GSBC plant back in 2017.

What Do I Bring to the Eldership Role?

I have experience as High school teacher (1976 – 84); Baptist Youth Director for Southern Africa (1985 - 87); Howick Baptist Church: Associate Pastor (1988 – 91), Senior Pastor (1992 - 2003); founded Creation Films (2004); MD Creation Films (2004 – 09, 2014); Executive Pastor – Mount Albert Baptist (2009 – 2013); co-founded EzyStream (2014); Executive Director CRC Media (2015 2016). Currently working as Senior Flight Instructor and Operations Manager for Flight Club; serving as Chair of Elders and member of Building Project team, I am good at helping organisations align strategically with their vision and mission; leadership; change- management; systems integration; teaching and training.

My Hope for GSB

For GSBC to be a balanced ‘Word’ and ‘Spirit’ church; to operate in the power of the Holy Spirit and exercise all the spiritual gifts; to become so irresistibly attractive that outsiders might ask, ‘why’; to remain true to the biblical mandate to every local congregation to ‘make disciples’; to stay ‘anchored to the Rock, but geared to the times'. To help GSBC to become a strong, sustainable church that reaches the community for Jesus, by establishing processes and systems that support a healthy church.

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