About us

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

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 team

Craig Duvel.

Senior pastor

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

Andrew Parker.

Pastor

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

Bevin Jacobs.

Pastor

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

Kirk Adams.

Next gen pastor

Kirk is married to Taryn and joins us in 2022. He oversees the children and youth ministry.

Andrea Brown.

Ministry coordinator

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

Tamar Lees.

Children & youth intern

Tamar works closely with the Children and Youth Ministry director in our weekly kids’ programmes.

Our elders

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 Palser.

Elder, Church secretary

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

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.

Hilary Palser.

Elder, Explore Congregation

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

Linzay Rinquest.

Elder

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

Chris Wise.

Elder, Mercy & Justice

Chris is married to Lynne and they have two sons: Matthew and Daniel. Chris is part of the Mercy & Justice ministry.

Our Congregations

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

Sun. at 09:00 AM
PBC Campus

Classic
Congregation.

Young families and seasoned saints. Traditional style of worship. Scripture, prayer and fellowship. Toddler child care.

Sun. at 09:00 AM
Pinehurst Primary

Explore
Congregation.

Young families, youth, adults and seasoned saints. Contemporary style of worship. Scripture, prayer, fellowship. Children’s Church.

Sun. at 04:30 PM
Various locations

Evening
Congregation.

Young adults, youth, all ages welcome. Flexible times and locations. Contemporary style of worship. Scripture, prayer and fellowship. No child care offered.

Our resources

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