We are a vibrant Christian church in Northern Southland. Our congregation is made up of a whole range of ages and stages from the little ones, kids, teenagers, young adults, families and the more mature.

 

We believe our purpose in life is to know Jesus Christ and to make him known in all we do. We are a part of the Southern Presbytery of the PCANZ.

Our people & teams

Rev Mike Kirkby-Sing

 

Hi, my name is Mike. I was ordained and inducted as pastor at LBK in 2017. I am originally from the Waikato region. I love God, the Word of God, and the church. I quite like coffee too. I try to go running. I am married to Christine and we have three children.

Our churches

White church surrounded by trees

Lumsden Presbyterian Church

23 Dacia Street, Lumsden

10am services - 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

 

This is a family worship service incorporating modern and traditional music. Alongside our services we run Sunday School and Creche programmes during the school terms.

Balfour Church - brown brick building 1960 style

Balfour Presbyterian Church

42 Queen Street, Balfour

10am services - 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month

 

This is a family worship service incorporating modern and traditional music. Alongside our services we run Sunday School and Creche programmes during the school terms.

Garston Church - small traditional white church on a hill

Garston Presbyterian Church

The Terrace, Garston

2pm services - 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month

 

This is a small congregation serving the Garston and Kingston area. We gather together to worship in a more traditional style.

Eldership team

 

The Eldership team are: Bruce Humphries, Mark Heslip, Jonny Elder, Pauline White, Anna Wilson, David Selbie, Robin Cowie, Angus Cowie, Mike Kirkby-Sing.

Who are we?

Leadership Teams

 

LBK has a team-based approach to its life. Here are some of our key teams:

 

  • Worship and Prayer - overseeing the prayer and worship life of the church. Convened by Bridget Ponga
     
  • Social and Mission - organises events and mission trips. Convened by Nigel Gilkison.
     
  • Teaching and Discipleship - resources and equips the church in following Jesus. Convened by David Selbie.
     
  • Finance and Property - manages the finances for the church. Convened by Bill Gordon.
     
  • Children’s Ministry team - oversees Sunday school, Creche and tweens. Convened by Katherine McCallum.
Photo of Rev Mike Kirkby-Sing
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