About Our Pastor, His Wife & His Family
The McLain Family came to New Zealand the end of August 1988. Their ministry began in Whangarei at the Calvary Baptist Church on Maunu Road from September 1988 - June 1994.
After finishing his Masters Degree in Theology, they moved to Hamilton to help start the Fellowship Baptist Church with a team of several families in January 1996.
In August 2005, the McLains moved to Papamoa to start the Faith Baptist Church, which later merged with the Grace Independent Baptist Church, Tauranga in March 2008. It was at that time Bob & Polly moved to Papakura, South Auckland to take over the ministry of Maranatha Baptist Church started six months earlier by Mike & Marie Rigney. The church restarted with a whole new group of people in June 2008.
The McLains have four daughters, A-B-C & D (Andrea, Bethany, Christi, & Danielle).
Andrea (Anne) & Kevin Myers live near Tyler, Texas in the USA with their two children, Devon & Alexia (Lexi).
Bethany (Beth) & Gary Wright live in Tauranga, NZ with their children, Codie, Tyler & Caitlyn.
Christi & Jono Millar live in Hamilton, NZ with their children, Kara, Ethan & Abigail. Jono took over the pastorate of Fellowship Baptist Church in 2004.
Danielle (Dani) McLain is single and living in Indianapolis, Indiana USA teaching in a day care centre and seeking God's direction for her in the near future.