Woman shaking hands with host at Elim Christian Centre


Elim Christian Centre is a contemporary, relevant and multicultural church established over 30 years ago.

We exist to be a centre of hope, to reach, serve and influence our local communities and beyond.

At Elim people come to know God, find freedom, discover their unique purpose and be equipped to make a difference in our world.


We are one Church meeting in multiple locations.

From Whangarei to Pukekohe our locations provide Sunday and mid-week services with age specific programmes. Some of our locations also offer services for international audiences.

Accompanying our Church locations, Elim Christian Centre is also the proprietors of three Elim Christian College campuses that excels in providing Christian education with real world application and high academic achievement.

Come As You Are

Regardless of your age, ethnicity or life experience, you are welcome here at Elim.

Our weekend services are for you, so come along dressed in your comfortable clothes.

You can bring the whole family along too, as we provide fun, interactive and safe children’s programmes at all of our morning services.

No entry fee is required.


Elim Christian Centre started as a dream in the heart of our Senior Pastor Luke Brough over 30 years ago. Luke along with his wife Marilyn planted East City Christian Centre in 1984. From humble beginnings in a rented school hall, Elim Christian Centre embarked on a visionary, God inspired, nation changing journey.

“I wanted a Church that was a ‘centre of hope‘ in the community. This concept was drawn from Jeremiah 29:11″ – Ps Luke Brough

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Nowadays Elim Christian Centre has six church locations; Three Elim Christian College schools campuses, Early learning centre and an online Leadership college growing and equipping our future church and community leaders.

“It’s a privilege to be part of a ministry touching thousands of people every week, and we’re determined not to be a ‘bless me’ church but a mission that blesses and impacts our city and beyond for the kingdom of God.” – Ps Luke Brough.

Elim National

Elim New Zealand has over 40 churches throughout the towns and cities of New Zealand as well as churches in 40 countries around the world. We all have a similar aim that unites us. It is a desire to reach up to God in worship; to reach out to our communities in service, and to share the difference Jesus Christ has made in our lives.