Leadership at Invercargill Central Baptist Church is provided by elders, pastoral staff and ministry team leaders.

The elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church. They are appointed by the church members every two years.

The Pastors are the ministry team leaders and are responsible for day to day management of ministries and leadership of the ministry teams.


Keith Harrington

Lead Pastor:   Responsible for Sunday services and leadership. Keith grew up in Invercargill,  lived in Auckland for some years, then went to Missionary Training College in Tasmania, where he met Ros.  After they married,  they were called from Melbourne back to Invercargill to plant and pastor Eastside Baptist.  Their two children Emily and Zac were…

Derrick Hills

Derrick is married to Jill, and they have three living adult offspring (Campbell, married to Chloe, Gabrielle married to Inoke and Charlotte). Nathan our second son died in 2016 after a prolonged illness. My interests revolve around seeing people grow in Christ, Christian community, and my own personal theological reflection. I enjoy family times (especially…

Jeremy Thom

Jeremy grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. Being a pastors kid, that meant he lived in quite a few places from the Eastern Cape to Natal. Eventually however, he met his gorgeous wife Tanya whilst studying at Bible College in Cape Town. In 2008, they moved to New Zealand to take up the youth…

Bronwyn Elder

Bronwyn grew up on a farm outside of Winton and attended ICBC in her high school years.  She studied at Otago University and later at Teachers Collage during which time she met her husband, Nick.  They have four young children, Isaac, Benjamin, Emma-Grace and Levi.  Bronwyn taught in Gore for five years before they moved…

Shelley Jenkins

Shelley is responsible for the day to day running of the church office.  Her hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm. Please note, the church office is closed for weekly team meeting 9.15-10.30am of a Tuesday.