Meet the Team

Ps Paul Edlin- Interim Pastor

Paul and his wife Christine arrived from Wellington in early May 2022 where they had been pastoring since 2001.

Paul’s current role at SABC is Interim Senior Pastor. Paul and Christine have three adult children, two in Christchurch and one in Wellington. They currently have eight grandchildren.

Paul and Christine love to see God at work changing people from the inside-out and especially seeing people realise and operating in their gift/s.

Seb Norman- Youth  Pastor

Seb arrived at SABC in January 2017, after being called by God to move from England to Christchurch. He was previously doing youth work for a church in Bath for five years, as well as a degree in youth work and theology.

As Youth Pastor, Seb is responsible for running the church youth group, working in local schools, and overseeing what goes on for young adults here at SABC. He is passionate about connecting with young people from all walks of life and seeing them have the freedom to connect with God too.

Seb enjoys a good tramp, loves listening to people, is a self-confessed wind-up merchant, has porridge every morning, and inhales all things rugby - but won't be seen in a All Blacks jersey!

Murdo Paterson - Church Manager

Murdo brings his rich history from Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK and comes with a lot of life experience and a finances back ground. He has a genuine love for people and God's church and is a real asset as the first point of contact in the office through the week.

Murdo has responsibility for our church office, marketing, event management, finances and budgets the data management and health and safety.

Murdo is currently the Pastoral Care Facilitator in charge of a team of ten people doing Pastoral care as and when required.

Matthew Cuthbert - Facilities Manager

Matthew has been our Facility Manager since 2019, he brings a wealth of experience from roles in Human Resources, Health & Safety, Administration Management, Warehousing and Manufacturing. Only recent believers since 2014 Matthew and his wife Lynette had a desire and call to move from Tauranga to Christchurch in 2017. “The first church we came to, was St Albans Baptist Church on their opening day of the refurbished auditorium”. “We knew this was where God wanted us to be”. Matthew also took on the role of maintenance, these two roles have certainly complemented each other.

Matthew & Lynette between them have two daughters one granddaughter, stepson, adopted daughter, in Tauranga, Dunedin, and Brisbane plus family here in Christchurch. Outside of work, we like to spend time checking out all the great places Christchurch has to offer.

We have such a diverse range of hirers and events at the McFadden Centre, which makes the role both interesting and challenging, when we have multiple church, Neighbourhood Trust, commercial events all on the same day. Providing groups from 10 – 500 with quality facilities, quality service, this is the key to ongoing repeat bookings. It’s great to hear the excellent positive feedback from clients about the McFadden Centre, St Albans Baptist Church.

Tammy-Melissa Monk - Social Media & Communications Manager

Tammy is our newest addition to the SABC team. Tammy and her family joined our church in December 2020 and Tammy joined our SABC team as the new Social media and communications manager in March 2021. Tammy's role is to market the church through a use of online media platforms, Tammy also holds the role of photographing members of our church and church life.

Tammy and her Husband were on a journey to find a new church to call home and felt a strong calling on their lives to go to St Albans Baptist church first and once they stepped foot in the doors they knew they were in the right place and that God had planted them at SABC for a reason.

Robert Norriss - Elder

Leanna Dodge - Elder

Andrew Hunter - Elder

Anna Button - Elder

Caleb Rattray - Elder

Our service times

Sunday Mornings : 10:00 am

Our office hours

Monday - Friday : 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

64 McFaddens Road, St. Albans, Christchurch
Entrance and carpark off Redwood Place
PO BOX 36257, Merivale