Pastor Erwin Santoso – was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. He came to Auckland New Zealand in 1994 to continue his study in Business Marketing.
During his study in Auckland, he attended International Baptist Church in Howick, where Pastor John Young led him to the Lord through faithful Bible study. In 1996, Pastor Erwin went to the United States of America to study the Bible and ministry at the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.
In December 1999, Pastor Erwin and Amy married in Springfield, Missouri. After he graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2000, they moved to Winter Haven, Florida to receive their ministerial training at Winter Haven Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Mark D. Hodges. During this time, God blessed them with three wonderful girls, Abigail, Anna, and Adeline.
In February 2008, Pastor Erwin and Amy received the call of God to go back to Auckland New Zealand. They immediately work together with Pastor Ken and Jennifer at International Baptist Church of Dannemora. As the result of God’s vision upon Pastor Ken, Pastor Erwin, the leadership and the members of International Baptist Church, Pastor Erwin, Amy and 12 individual members of IBC went to Central Auckland to start International Baptist Church of Central Auckland in Balmoral.