In early 2017 we welcomed Robyn Mellar-Smith to the position of Lead Pastor of Eastview.
From 2006-2008, Robyn trained for ministry at Carey Baptist College, & then served as the pastor of Epuni Baptist Church in Lower Hutt from 2009-2014. In 2015-2016, Robyn completed a Masters of Applied Theology, focusing on the areas of prayer and discernment in ministry. Robyn is passionate about helping people connect with God, building community, and reaching our world for Christ.
The Oversight Group, along with the Lead Pastor, attends to governance, vision, alignment and recruitment. This small group of members are elected to take responsibility for discerning the overall direction for Eastview Baptist Church, and to provide governance and determine policy. The Senior Pastor is responsible to the Oversight Group which meets monthly.
The Ministry Team comprises the staff and volunteers who serve as leaders for the different ministries around Eastview. Their responsibilities include Administration, Children and Families, Youth, Worship, Teaching, Integration, Discipleship, Small Groups, Mission, and Resources.