About Us


It all started back in 1922 with the visit of the powerful healing preacher Smith Wigglesworth.  

After a series of miracle-loaded meetings in the Town Hall, during which hundreds came to Christ, our church was formed as the “Pentecostal Church of New Zealand”.

In the early 1950s contact was made with the Elim Churches of Great Britain and consequently they sent out a Pastor Dunk and his wife to lead the church. The Elim Churches were birthed out of the Welsh Revival and from the ministry of the Jeffrey brothers. Pastor Dunk led the Church for twenty years during which other Elim Churches around New Zealand were planted.

The church has had a number of faithful pastors in the following years.  Pastors Mike & Jeannie Knott led the Church for 25 years seeing significant growth, building and ministries developed and influence in Wellington and throughout the globe.  In 2012 Ric & Marissa Knott took over as lead pastors and have the privilege of leading this great Church that is Elim International Church Wellington.

what we believe

Our beliefs are Evangelical/Pentecostal:

The Bible:
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that none may add or take away from it.

The Trinity:
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and these three are one God.

The Church:
We believe that the Church consists of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and made new people in Christ Jesus.

The Saviour:
We believe that all that have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that through the death and risen power of Christ, all who believe and confess Jesus as Lord can be saved from the penalty and power of sin.

The Healer:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the healer and that healing is provided for in the atonement.

The Baptiser:
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Baptiser in the Holy Spirit, and that this baptism with signs following, is a promise for every believer.

The Coming King:
We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive to Himself all born again believers.

The Gifts:
We believe that the Church should claim and express the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10.