Welcome to the official website of Onekawa Bible Church - We are so glad you found us!  

Onekawa Bible Church is known as the home of 'grace and truth'. This phrase is a description of our Lord Jesus from the Gospel of John (John 1:14, 17). Jesus Christ is the Head of this church and we seek to honour and exalt him in all that we do.

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Pastor's Welcome


Onekawa Bible Church (OBC) is known as the home of 'grace and truth'.  This phrase is a description of our Lord Jesus from the Gospel of John (John 1:14, 17). Jesus Christ is the Head of this church and we seek to honour and exalt him in all that we do. 

The word 'Grace' reminds us that God has given us far more than we need or deserve - his most generous gift is eternal life. In return, we want to display and extend that same kind of grace to every person we meet. 

The word 'truth' is a specific reminder that God's Word to us, the Bible, is absolute truth. As a church, we are committed to the authority and sufficiency of God's inerrant Word. Every decision, every programme, every ministry of OBC is subjected to the principles outlined in Scripture.  

OBC has undertaken a number of exciting changes during the past year. We are so grateful for all that God has been doing and we look forward with great anticipation to how he will build us in the years to come. If you're looking for a church, it would be an honour to have you visit us.  We strive to be hospitable, caring, and friendly. You are very welcome.   

We worship together at 10am every Sunday morning at 16 Riverbend Road, Onekawa, Napier.  See you soon. 

Grace & Truth

Pastor Phil

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Sunday Morning Service 10:00-11:30am

The worship service will include a time of singing, Bible reading, prayer, giving and preaching of God’s powerful Word. Most Sundays we celebrate the Lord’s death and resurrection by taking communion together. 

We are a family church with people from all stages and ages in life with an ever increasing number of kids, youth and young adults.  

There is a creche available each week for the children 0-3 years old. The creche also caters for Mums so they can watch and listen to all the events taking place in the main auditorium if they need to be in with their little ones.

We also run a Sunday School during the sermon for children aged 3-12 years old. Children are taught simple yet important truths about God, Jesus Christ, the gospel and how to live a life that pleases God.

After the service the Sunday School children are welcome to enjoy the playground in the fenced off area at the back of the property. 

After the service we enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Youth Hall.

On the last Sunday of each month we have a shared, fingerfood lunch. You won’t need to bring anything—you are our guest and we will provide enough food for you and your family.



We are located at 16 Riverbend Road, Onekawa in Napier.  There is plenty of parking at OBC. A number of parks are available on the church property and there are plenty of parks up and down both sides of Riverbend Road. 


Lighthouses (Home Groups)

7pm Monday Tuesday or Wednesday Nights

These small groups are wonderful opportunities to grow our friendships, enhance our fellowship, and dig a little deeper into the life-changing Word of God.  If you are not yet connected to a group & would like more info please chat with one of the following leaders:

   - Dean Scott (Taradale)
   - Dave Odumesi (Onekawa)
   - Graeme Northe (Greenmeadows)
   - Dave Alexandar (Bay View)
   - Phil Henderson (Havelock North)
   - Collin Lister (Hastings)

You can also be a part of our Senior's Bible Study, Women's Bible Study, Young Adults or Youth Bible Study. Come and talk to us to find out more or email at onekawabc@xtra.co.nz

Purpose Statement


Jesus said to His disciples, You are the Light of the world(Matthew 5:14) and Paul said, ... you shine as lights in the world.(Philippians 2:15). Here at OBC, we have developed the acronym LIGHT that we believe summarises our purpose.


Because God is love ... We will love God, love one another and exhibit Christ’s love to people who do not know Him by engaging in “good works” (Matthew 22:37-40; John 15:12-13; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 John 3:16-18).


Because we are Christ’s witnesses... We will share the Gospel of God’s grace locally and globally through focused mission activity and will commend the Gospel to nonbelievers by the way we live.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8; Philippians 1:27; 1 Thessalonians 1:8, 2:8; 1 Peter 3:15-17).


Because God is Sovereign... We will glorify Him in our collective and personal worship and by the way we live.
(Matthew 5:16; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 3:20-21; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:12-13).


Because we are expecting Christ’s return... We will be energised by this hope giving ourselves to works of service until he comes.
(John 14:1-3; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, 4:13-18;  2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Titus 2:11-14).


Because the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant Word... We will faithfully expound the whole counsel of God revealed in
Scripture so that believers will become mature in Christ.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 20:27; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 4:2).