Pastor Stephen Battye
Associate Pastor (Youth)
Stephen has been the Associate Pastor (Youth) at Whangarei Central Baptist Church since May 2014 and oversees the Cityouth Community, which includes: Frontline, 24/7 youthwork, Lynk, young adults, and internships. He has two teenage children, Caitlin (17) and Brandon (15), as well as a stepson, Louis (6). Stephen is a keen cyclist, Aussie Rules fanatic and theology nerd. He does not understand this game you called rugby and thinks Kiwis need to get over the underarm delivery. What does Stephen bring to the WCBC team? Stephen brings extensive experience working with youth and young adults; a strong emphasis on leadership training and development; a passion for the gospel and teaching God’s Word; and an unwavering commitment to helping young people become life-long followers of Jesus committed to His mission to the world. Following the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, Stephen believes that youth ministry is best practiced when the whole church gets involved. Will you be one of the 5 who keeps a young person’s faith alive?