Focus Bible Church Elders
Lincoln Forlong - Pastor
Lincoln and Jo were part of the original church plant group of 2009, with Lincoln serving as the primary bible teacher and later being recognised as the Pastor of Focus Bible Church. Lincoln and Jo have 2 adult sons, and operate an automotive garage (Forlong's Automotive), while serving in the ministry the rest of the time. Lincoln's focus is on discipleship, expository bible teaching, developing a church culture of personal evangelism, and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Denys and Elvira moved to the Bay of Plenty in 2017 following 13 years of managing the Grace Books New Zealand ministry. Denys also served as an elder in the Riverbend Bible Church. Denys and Elvira were foundational in the Church plant at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, which remains faithfully proclaiming Christ today. Denys is passionate for God honouring worship and the exposition of God's written Word.