Our Governance

Pastor Simon 2Parklands Baptist Church operates within the polity of the Baptist Churches based on the practices of the Southern Baptist Convention of the USA. The current church constitution gives the mandate of managing the affairs of the church to the Pastors and Deacons Board with the Church Council acting as an advisory body and the Board of Trustees holding the assets of the church in trust. Parklands Baptist exercises congregational governance as follows:
1. Pastors & Deacons Board
Composed of PBC pastors and deacons, this body provides spiritual leadership and direction to the church and mobilizes the church to move into God’s mandate and mission for the church. Under its direct mandate are the following:

  • Departments
  • Ministries
  • Nominations and Elections Committee

2. Church Council
This body brings together all key arms of the church for facilitating the implementation of policies and strategies of the church made in the Annual General Meetings and the Church Business Meetings. The Church Council comprises of the Church Moderator, Church Vice-Moderator, Church Treasurer and Church Secretary. Under its direct mandate are the following:

  • The Administration Committee

3. Trustees Board
This body holds the assets of the church in trust and enters contractual and all legal arrangements on behalf of the church. It is registered under the Land Act (Perpetual Succession).

The Board of Trustees act as the legal representatives of the Church in all legal matters and enter into all legal and contractual agreements on behalf of Parklands Baptist Church. The Board ensures that the Church complies with legal requirements. The Board ensures the formulation and maintenance of sound financial management procedures. It ensures that audited accounts and financial statements are presented to members at the Annual General Meeting and that all statutory requirements are met by the Church. The Board acts all times in accordance with any directions given to it by the Church in General Meetings relating to assets held by the Trustees on behalf of the Church.

There are a total of seven (7) Trustees elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting who serve three-year terms. Directly under their mandate are the following:

  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Property Development and Maintenance Committee
  • Procurement Committee
  • Resource Mobilization Committee
  • Security & Safety Task Force
  • Investment and Resource Management Committee