Following the appointment of Richard Cutforth as Senior Pastor of Howick Baptist Church, the elders have been looking for another full-time pastoral worker to share in the work of the ministry. After much prayer and consideration, the elders have extended a call to Sam Cutforth to serve at HBC in 2016, which has been accepted.
Sam recently completed theological studies at Sydney Missionary Bible College. After interviewing Sam and consulting a number of referees, the elders are confident that he will be a helpful addition to the staff team at HBC. Sam’s likely areas of responsibility will include preaching/teaching, gathered worship, discipleship and pastoral care, with a focus on the younger members of the church.
Sam and Anna will be moving back to New Zealand early January after spending Christmas with Anna’s family in Perth. We pray that Sam and Anna would be refreshed and ready to serve the Lord in 2016.
There will also be a special commissioning service for both Richard and Sam on Sunday 24 January, with further details to be announced next month.
An insert was placed in the church bulletin a few weeks ago where Sam shared a bit about his background and journey in Christ. For those of you who missed it, you can read the conversation here.