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July 15, 2018

A baptism service was organised on Sunday, 15th July, and praise be to God, Edwin, Anita and Daniel have taken baptism. Their testimonies were very inspiring and lovely to hear and we are happy to see them dedicate their lives to God and start a new journey with Him. Please uphold the three baptism participants in your prayers. Committing to Christ and walking with Him is a key part in a Christian’s life. Baptism is the beginn...

July 8, 2018

8 July 2018 at 8:15am

The second Sunday of July was observed as Mission Sunday. Jo Redhead and Charlie Kennedy ministered to us in both the Tamil and English Services. We were blessed by their ministry, word and testimony shared.

June 23, 2018

A team of children, youth and adults from our Otahuhu Community Baptist Church dedicated their time and effort to do some outreach work in the Otahuhu Community.  Spreading the good news of the gospel through posters, gospel tracts and songs, neatly put together in a red folder, the team stood in a busy area talking to the wonderful people of the community to tell them of the Love of Jesus and that Jesus is the only way to a n...

June 10, 2018

Our Dear Beloved Sister Gwen Handisides went to be with the Lord on 28th May, 2018. She was the backbone and served in the church for nearly 60 years. It was a huge loss and a time of grief for family members, friends and members at OCBC.

The Funeral Service was on 1 June, 2018.  The Memorial Service arranged by OCBC on 10th June was a celebration of Gwen and her awesome contribution to one and all. Many tributes were presented...

May 20, 2018

The 2018 OCBC Church Anniversary was celebrated in a combined service by the English, Tamil and Chinese congregations on 20th May, 2018.  "The Lord has done great things and it is marvellous in our eyes."  The service started with the song 10,000 reasons, where we opened our hearts in thanksgiving to the Lord for His goodness bestowed upon each and everyone of our members for the entire year. Amongst several special items, the...

April 21, 2018

The Kids Holiday Program started with a Promo video that was released a week before the program.

The day arrived.... Mrs. Beulah, who was in charge, sent out a message to the team... Good morning Everyone, today is the day... we've all been waiting, and preparing for .... lets do it together to build His kingdom.   3..2..1.. let's begin...

The Kids holiday program on April 21 Saturday, took off with a great anoint...

April 14, 2018

Thank and praise God for our church Youth and Sunday school children visiting The Willows Rest Home and Hospital at Otahuhu. We had a wonderful time by singing and dancing for them and for the glory of our God. 

Thanks, parents, kids and special thanks to our dear Mrs. Sudha Prem Jacob for organising.  Despite a rainy day, God enabled all our children and youth to make it.  The Worship team did a splendid job along with some pa...

April 7, 2018

The Induction of Pastor Kong Fah Keong took place at the Otahuhu Community Baptist Church on 28th January, Sunday,10:30am.  The combined Sunday morning service was a joyful celebration and a welcome to Pastor Kong and his loving family.  The introduction to Pastor Kong was given by Pastor Kok Soon Lee.  We had a wonderful time of worship followed by the word of God. Pastor Kong looks after the Chinese Service which takes place...

April 7, 2018

Here at Otahuhu Community Baptist church we take our children and their walk with God, seriously. We get involved in their little world and help them on their journey as they learn to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

The lovely champions (Sunday school pre-teens) often expressed that they couldn't wait to have a day out just filled with fun and no responsibilities.  The Champions closed the year 2017 learning about the...

March 22, 2018

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance” James 1:2,3

“Not only so, but also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy spirit, who...

February 11, 2018

Akash Venkatesan

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What do you like best about your Dad?

Answer: His kindness and his love for me. He cares for me so much that even if it hurts me, he will still do the right thing for me. I can always rely on his judgement.

What do you like best about your Mom?

Answer: Her sacrificial love.  She never stops at anything to give me the best. Even if it's important to her, if it benefits me, she will give it to me. I...

February 11, 2018

Katrina Joseph

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What do you like best about your Dad?

Answer: What I like best about my Dad is that he is funny and caring and he is always there for me.

What do you like best about your Mom?

Answer: What I like best about my Mom is she lifts me up when I get hurt and cleans my wounds away and kisses my tears.

If there is one thing you can ask Jesus, what would it be?

Answer: I want to have wisdom

If you could be frien...

January 21, 2018

Drag Fishing - on the 14th January 2018


Opportunities for Youth and Family Fellowship 

I heard from a youth minister that  "There's no such thing as effective youth ministry; there is only youth and family ministry" I believe effective youth ministry means investing in both the youth and in the parents to build their bonding and the parents will take their role as the primary spiritual leader for their children to lead them in...

January 15, 2018

10 Characteristics of OCBC

It is a place filled with THE WORD - வார்த்தை நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled with GRACE - கிருபை நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled with WORSHIP - அராதனை நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled with JOY - சந்தோசம் நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled with HOPE - நம்பிக்கை நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled with MIRACLES - அற்புதம் நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled with  LOVE - அன்பு நிறைந்த இடம்

It is a place filled...

January 9, 2018

Our Youth led the service this sunday and it was a special feeling to see youngsters committed to God.

Sudha Premkumar said "Our goal is to help our youth, develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As part of the youth ministry we provide  them the resources to grow in worship, bind them with the Word of God and give them opportunities to witness and serve others."

Starting with a prayer, The youth start the service.

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