Sam Kilpatrick

Youth Pastoral Leadership Coach & Community Life


Sam is our Youth Pastoral Leadership Coach as well as having overall responsibility for Community Life of the College.



Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (Laidlaw College)

Graduate Diploma in Business (Auckland University of Technology)

Bachelor of Applied Theology (Carey Baptist College)

Diploma of Pastoral Leadership (Carey Baptist College)


Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member of International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry


Teaching Areas:

  • Foundations of Youth Ministry
  • Adolescent Development and Faith Formation
  • The Gospel and Youth Today


Research Areas:

  •     Christian Youth Ministry
  •     Adolescent Development
  •     Pastoral Leadership


Professional Summary:

Sam has been involved in various Baptist churches over the years, both as a volunteer and as a paid pastoral leader. He has a deep love for the local church.

Sam has been on staff at Carey for over seven years and is currently working as the Youth Pastoral Leadership trainer and co-ordinator of Community Life. He also lectures and researches in the area of youth ministry. Sam is a member of Royal Oak Baptist Church where, among other things, he serves on the leadership team as an elder.


Current Research Projects:

  • Effective training for Ministry with Youth (conference paper)


Contact Details

Phone: 09 526 0348

Mobile: 021 488 955

Email: [email protected]