Josiah Carr

Ministries | Senior Pastor
Josiah is a creative at heart, and is passionate about people coming to know and love Jesus. He and his wife Ella moved to Te Puke in April 2023 to serve Te Puke Baptist as their Senior Pastor. Their son Judah arrived shortly after that, and they’ve loved settling in and getting to know the area. Josiah is responsible for leading the Ministry Leadership Team, and working alongside the Elders in their governance and leadership of the church. He considers it an absolute privilege to be one of the team tasked with teaching and exploring the word of God, and loves worshipping together in our Sunday morning gatherings. Before this role, Josiah trained as a musician and taught music to many different age groups. In his spare time (if that’s a thing when you have a child in tow!), he enjoys good food, puzzles, reading, and trips to Lake Rotoiti…freshwater over the sea always!