Welcome to
Pinelands Baptist Church

As a church, we are about reproducing the full life of Jesus by discipling one another in missional congregations where everyone knows your name.

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About us

Our longing is that people encounter the Lord Himself and that after ministry their sense would be that “God did that!” This leaves us dependent upon God because ultimately it is about whether He does this or not.

We are passionate about the “finished product”. That “product” is not a big congregation or a new building or great services or a profile in the community. The “product” is ultimately personal and concerns who and what we are becoming. We believe that we are on this earth to discover, live out and pass on what it means to be whole-hearted followers of Jesus.

If you were to decide to make Pinelands Baptist Church your spiritual home, you would essentially be joining us on the same journey of learning to walk as Jesus did.

Our Church Staff

Craig & Cindy

Craig Duvel

Senior Pastor

Craig is married to Cindy, and they have three children: Amy, Nathan and Josh. Craig pastors the Explore Congregation.
Andrew & Michele

Andrew Parker

Pastor

Andrew is married to Michele, and they have two children: Sarah and Keren. Andrew pastors the Classic Congregation.
Beving & Cindy

Bevin Jacobs

Pastor

Bevin is married to Cindy, and they have two children: Noah and Eden. Bevin pastors the Evening Congregation.
Kirk & Taryn

Kirk Adams

Next Gen Pastor

Kirk is married to Taryn. Together they have a fur baby named Chuck. He oversees the children and youth ministry.
Andrea Brown

Andrea Brown

Ministry Coordinator

Andrea oversees the operation and administration of the church ministries and is the music deacon of our church.
Anaïs Brandt

Anaïs Brandt

Office Secretary

Anaïs is the friendly face that will greet you when you visit the church office. She is involved in the day-to-day operation and administration of the church.

Our Elders

Adrian Harrod

Adrian Harrod

Elder, Missions

Adrian is married to Helen and they have two children: Joshua and Sophia. Both are involved with Missions amongst other ministry.
Gary & Hilary

Gary Palser

Elder, Church Secretary

Gary is married to Hilary and they have three married daughters: Kirsty, Sarah and Janine and 5 grandchildren. Both are involved with marriage, spirit-life and inner healing ministries.
Sharon James

Sharon James

Elder, Classic Congregation

Sharon is married to Martin and they have three daughters: Lindsey, Alison and Claire. Sharon is involved in education initiatives.
Gary & Hilary

Hilary Palser

Elder, Explore Congregation

Hilary is married to Gary and they have three married daughters: Kirsty, Sarah and Janine and  5 grandchildren. Both are involved with marriage, spirit-life and inner healing ministries.
Linzay Rinquest

Linzay Rinquest

Elder, Evening Congregation

Linzay is married to Colleen and they have three children: Ethan, Nina and Krista. Linzay is involved in theological training work.
Jono and Taryn

Jonathan Miller

Elder, Alpha Course

Jonathan is married to Taryn and they have three children: Micah, Asher, and Liana. Jonathan leads and is very passionate about the Alpha Course, as well as serving in the Worship Ministry at PBC.

Sunday meetings

We meet in three distinct congregations, expressing our worship in a way that meets the needs of the communities in which we serve.

Classic Congregation

A traditional gathering for families and seniors focused on scripture, prayer, the Spirit, and fellowship.
Time:

Sundays at 09:30AM

Location:

Church Campus

Explore Congregation

This is a gathering of mostly young families, youth, adults and seasoned saints from many walks of life.
Time:

Sundays at 09:30AM

Location:

Pinehurst Primary School

Evening Congregation

A gathering of mostly young adults and youth, but all ages are welcome. We focus on fellowship, prayer, and being spirit-led
Time:

Sundays at 06:00PM

Location:

Church Campus

Church Resources

View our annual reports and our protection of information policy report. Contact the church office to request Pinelands Baptist Church’s constitution.