Senior Pastor

Kia Ora,

My name is Doug Calhoon. I was born and raised in a small town in Northern California called Grass Valley. I valued church as a young child, and committed my life to Christ when I was 14 years old. In 1999, at 21 years of age I left the United States to serve the Lord in Uganda, East Africa. After spending a year there as a ministry intern, I returned to the Grass Valley and married Destiny in 2001.

In 2003, by the leading of the Lord and through the support of our home church (Gold Country Calvary Chapel), Destiny and I moved to Uganda. In our 13 ½ years there the Lord used us to plant Calvary Chapel Fort Portal, and blessed us with three children, Jotham (Mar, 2005), Audrey, (Apr, 2008), and Olivia, (Feb, 2015).

After the church in Uganda became self-sustaining with strong Ugandan leadership in place, God connected us to Tauranga in 2016, where I took on the role of Senior Pastor at Shoreline. We are so thankful to the Lord leading us here, and we are excited to see what He has in store for Tauranga, and specifically for Shoreline Church.




Kia ora!

My name is Brian Bernard, and I am one of the elders at Shoreline. I was born and raised in Birmingham, England, where my parents regularly took me to church. As a child, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour; nevertheless, I walked away from the Church during my teen years. I emigrated from England to Florida in the USA in 1996 and married Sonia, a native of Long Island, New York. We have been blessed with two children Terrence (a University student) and Rebekah (an Intermediate student).

In Florida, we attended First Church of Palm Coast, and I was ordained as a Reverend in 2007 within the African Methodist Episcopal Church. My family and I relocated to Aotearoa New Zealand in June 2008, after feeling called by God to do so. God has used me to preach the truth of his word in New Zealand as well as the nations of Australia, the USA, the UK, and Fiji. I’m passionate about the Gospel (Good News!) and seeing men, women and children give their lives to Christ.





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