Who we are

About Baptist Church Ashburton

Meet the team

Board Of Elders


Mark Dewhirst

Board Of Elders

Board Of Elders

Board Of Elders


Interim Senior Pastor

Youth Pastor

Kids Church Leader

Worship Leader

Office Administrator

Office Administrator

CAP Manager

Vision & Values


  • To provide the Ashburton community with a Christian church environment where  people can grow in their love for God and attain their potential as mature disciples for Jesus.
  • To promote relationships with others which draw them to Christ through actions and character.
  • To live out our faith by  promoting loving  relationships with others, seeking to be  filled, empowered and led by the Holy Spirit.
  • To equip our people by providing discipleship training through caring, small groups and bible centred courses. Inspiring Christ-centred worship and community outreach.
  • To encourage as an integral part of our church life, a reverence for biblical truth and a worshipful spirit. 
  • To promote and encourage full participation in church prayer for our district and for our church leaders.


We believe in

  • One (and only one) living and true God.
  • He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.
  • God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections.
  • God is all-powerful and all-knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future.
  • To Him, we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.
  • The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
  • Both the true humanity and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The atonement made on the Cross by our Lord for the sin of the world (NB we reject the false doctrine of universalism).
  • The person of the Holy Spirit as the One who sets us apart empowers us and imparts spiritual gifts to the Church.
  • The inspiration of the Bible and it’s authority in all matters of faith and practice.
  • Salvation is by faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
  • Membership of the Church is for those who have received salvation.
  • That full immersion baptism is the Biblical model.

In addition to this, we also affirm the historic creeds such as the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed.