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About us

our purpose


Senior Leaders - Pastors Ric & Marissa Knott

Senior Leaders - Pastors Ric & Marissa Knott


Our purpose at Elim International is:

 “To reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ.”

We filter every idea, program, and budget request through our purpose statement. If what we plan doesn’t help us meet our purpose, then we don’t do it.

Our statement of purpose is based on two teachings of Jesus:

Matthew 22:36-40 - Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Mark 16:15-17, 20 - He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe…” Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

Elim International Church exists:

  • To worship God with authentic expression.

  • To share the Good News of Jesus with others.

  • To connect with other believers in meaningful relationships.

  • To prepare disciples to fulfill their purpose.

  • To encourage leaders in their God-given destiny.


service Details

Whatever your age or life story, you are welcome here at Elim. 

Our mission is simple: People are our heart and Jesus is our message.  

We are located at 22 Tennyson Street, Te Aro, Wellington City and off-street parking is available at our services.

Sunday morning services

9:00am & 10:45am

(Services run for 80mins, including fantastic children's programmes up to year 8)

Thursday Night Prayer Meeting 

6:00pm - Main Auditorium

(This runs for 60mins in the main Auditorium)

Be Greeted this Sunday!

If you’re new to Wellington or to church and you would like to have someone meet you and introduce you to Elim, please click below and we’ll arrange a personal Sunday greeter just for you.


Life Groups

your life is your group

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Sunday worship

every sunday - 9am & 10:45am



Its what we do





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Our Family Album



contact details

Elim Auditorium & Offices

22 Tennyson St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011

Call: +64 4 385 9634  |  Email: info@wn.elim.org.nz
Prayer line: +64 4 385 3370




There are many ways to give to Elim International Church and support the vision. Currently, you can give using the online banking facilities provided by your financial institution.

Alternatively, you can give at any of our services either via EFTPOS, Cash or Cheque.

Bank:  ANZ  |  Account Number:  010517 0002463 00  |  Account Name:  Wellington City Elim Church

To give into our Building Fund (Rise & Build) use Account Number: 01-0517-0002463-03