After many years of Christian associations, I became a Christian when I was 21 and have absolutely enjoyed the walk and relationship ever since. My faith is my hope, my rock and my key motivation. My grandfather was an Anglican minister, so faith has been a strong part of my Grandparents heritage. I continue to pray for my parents and brothers. I had the pleasure of attending Orakei Baptist, and Royal Oak Baptist during my time in Auckland, and was fortunate enough to be on the preaching teams of both churches, call teams and to be involved in some structural reviews at Royal Oak Baptist. One of my greatest ministry delights in Auckland was leading 150 primary school children in a greater understanding of the bible, once a week in the mornings for 4 years. I then spent 6 years at Whakatane Baptist where my greatest pleasure was forming a strong friendship with Peter Foster, being able to talk endlessly about God and Rugby. I was involved as a leader of ICONZ and the Youth Group there.
Nik and Alison have three children: Brenna, Caleb & Connor. Brenna is now working in Auckland, Caleb is studying at Waikato and Connor is at Otumoetai college. Both Alison and Nik enjoy Tauranga, enjoy the BBC family and are grateful to have extended family living close by.
Bethlehem Baptist Involvement
Nik Gregg has been on the Eldership team of BBC for the past 2 years, and has enjoyed membership with the Church for 5 years. Since arriving from Whakatane Baptist in late 2012, Nik has been active with the Wired Youth Group; having served on the Lead Team, and continuing to serve as a small group leader on Wednesday nights. Nik has also used his previous corporate management experience to assist the church in a number of reviews, and is now happily engaged in the Church’s hosting of Te Reo and the learning this brings.
My training was in Marketing. I spent 25 years working for a range of Multi-national corporations up in Auckland, with the last 15 of those being in senior management positions. Chasing a desire to do more with my business background than to pursue ‘another corporate year of profit’, I took up a CEO role of a community owned business down in Whakatane and sought to influence how the profit and employment could be used for the good of community. This lead me to my current role, as co-founder of a social enterprise / altruistic business based in Tauranga since 2012.