Teaching Staff

Joe Fleener (Course Coordinator)

Joe earned a Master of Divinity degree from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, completed his Masters of Theology courses in 2005 and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2006.

Lover of Christ and His Gospel, husband to Mandy, father to three wonderful children, and servant to the local church.

Joe has served as a Bible College lecturer and “lay preacher” at churches, camps, and conferences in New Zealand and overseas. In addition, Joe has taught courses for Bible Colleges in South Africa, Romania, Ukraine, and Australia.

From 2010 to 2014, Joe served as the Associate Pastor at Howick Baptist Church in Auckland. Since August 2014, he has been privileged to serve as Pastor of Rolleston Baptist Church.

Aside from his responsibilities as Coordinator of the Tim Training Course, Joe also serves in the following roles in New Zealand:

Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn more about him and his family over the years.

You can listen to sermons by Joe here.

Jay Behan

Jay is married to Jaimee and they have three children, their son Jesse and two daughters Molly and Laura. Jay loves family times, watching rugby league and attempting to get better at golf. He is passionate about talking to people about the good news that Jesus is. Jay serves as first Bishop of the Diocese of the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa/New Zealand. He also serves as the Minister at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Jay serves on the board of the  Gospel Training Trust and teaches Exodus and Bible Overview for the Tim Training Course.


You can listen to sermons by Jay here.

James de Costabadie

Costa came to know Christ aged 19 when he was prodded to think about Jesus by the only Christian he knew. He and his wife Teresa came to NZ from the UK in 2005 and are grateful to God for their 3 Kiwi children born since. He loves his family and Christ’s family at Latimer Church  in Christchurch, enjoys playing cricket and reading history books, but still gains most delight when people come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

Costa serves as chair of the board for the Gospel Training Trust and teaches several New Testament book studies for the Tim Training Course.


You can listen to sermons by Costa here.

Dave Clancey

Dave is married to Amanda and have three sons – Liam, Theo, and Caleb. He has been Vicar of Trinity South in Sydenham, Christchurch since 2012, prior to which he led the Anglican church in Methven for four years. He is a fan of reading, golf, cooking, and both listening to and playing music.

Dave teaches New Testament books studies and doctrine for the Tim Training Course.

You can listen to sermons from Dave here.