Some people say that working for the church is the "best job in the world", we say "they're right!"

Church life does not revolve around the staff, they are simply there to help the people of OBC to take one step closer to Jesus and make a difference in their world.

They aren't anything special, actually they are almost normal. So get to know them, you might like them.

Matt Gordon
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Youth Pastor
Hiya! I am married to the lovely Roxy and we have four fantastic boys; Noah, Elijah, Judah and Asher. They keep us on the go! We joined OBC in November 2013 and in the following year I became the Youth Pastor. We really enjoy being part of this church family and seeing where God is leading us. If I’m not hanging out with my family or friends, I can be found at the beach (in summer!), walking on the boardwalk or watching the latest movie. If you want to catch up, I'm always up for a coffee.
Contact
07 576 2523
Email contact through contact page
Jan Ozanne
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Family Pastor
I am married to Phillip and we have four children; Rebecca, Lucy, Abby and William. I enjoy reading, going for walks, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family. I grew up in Dunedin where I became a Christian at the age of 14.  After a year at teacher training college in Christchurch, we moved to Wellington where we lived for 13 years before moving to Tauranga in 2007. I have been the Family Pastor here at OBC since 2010. I am committed to serving the children and families of this church and want to resource and encourage parents to live out their faith in the home.
Contact
07 576 2523
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Declan Smith
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Worship Pastor
Hi there. My wife Melissa and I moved to Tauranga at the start of 2016, and are enjoying the Bay and its sun! I am from Pukekohe, having grown to know and love God at Franklin Baptist Church. Melissa is originally from the USA and we met when she was working in NZ for 6 months, which turned into forever after meeting me! After studying music in Auckland, I spent 4 years as a self-employed Drum Tutor, alongside a volunteer role at church and some further study at Carey College. I’m so excited to get to be a part of this worshipping community here at OBC, and am thrilled to be on the journey that God is taking with OBC.
Contact
07 576 2523
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Tim Bloomfield
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Reception/Accounts
Kia Ora. I’m Tim and I look after the accounts and cover reception two days a week. I came to Tauranga from the UK in January 2013 and started coming to OBC a couple of months later. I have three sons in the UK and a daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter in Hamilton. I married Jocelyn in May 2016 and gained not just a lovely wife but two more daughters! When not involved with church life in one way or another I enjoy the outdoors: walking, biking or gardening.
Contact
07 576 2523
Email contact through contact page