Our Story

Our story began in 1982 with our founding pastors, John & Yvonne Walton, who planted this church as New Life Centre. Later, we became “New Life Church”, and in recent years are known as “Lifechurch”.

We are a pentecostal church from charismatic roots, who are self-governing, although belong to and are accountable to New Life Churches NZ, who have over 90 churches in New Zealand.

We are a multi-ethnic and multi-generational gathering, who are here to help people experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus!

Our Pastors

Zion & Sophie Douglas

Lead Pastors

Zion is futuristic leader who is passionate about helping people thrive in life and leadership.
He loves all things football and is a Manchester United fan.

Sophie is a natural visionary and strategist, and also oversees the Creative Pillar of Lifechurch.
She loves reading, coconut mochas, and planning for the future with Zion.

Meet our Team

Our Cultural Values

Jesus is our Pursuit

We believe that Jesus is the hope of this world. Our goal is to become more like Him as we pursue Jesus with all that we have.

People are our Purpose

When Jesus is our pursuit, people become our purpose. All people are loved by God and our purpose is to help everyone to experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

Generosity is our Privilege

God has given richly towards us, it’s our honour and privilege to give back to Him.

Passion is our Response

We are passionate because we care deeply about what God cares about.

Excellence is our Commitment

We are going to do the best with what we have. It’s not about perfection, but giving our best for God. What we do reflects the God we serve.

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. We believe in One God existing in three Persons, Father Son and Holy Spirit.

Read more