The North Shore New Life Church (NSNL) is a community of believers in Jesus Christ that are committed to follow His ways and teachings in everyday life. We are made of people who have many different cultural backgrounds and talents yet are united in Love and the truth of Jesus Christ.
Jason An is the Senior Pastor of North Shore New Life Church. He gave his life to the Lord when he was 17 years old and has been in ministry over 20 years. Jason is originally from South Korea. He has two things in life that he is passionate about. “To know God through His inspired word and the Holy Spirit, and to understand the human heart and mind.”
In pursuit of his passion in life, he studied in Korea, USA, and Switzerland through different bible schools and seminary. Jason met Jenny in Switzerland and married in 2001 and God led them to New Zealand. God has blessed them with two beautiful kids, Rachel and Jed.
Since 2003 Jason has been a pastor at NSNL church and in July 2009 he became the senior pastor. With a great supportive team, Jason has a vision for a local church made of mufti-faceted cultures and talents, yet fully united through biblical truths and God’s love for each other.
What We Believe
- The Bible
“We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our
faith, conduct and doctrine.”
- The Trinity
- Water Baptism
New Life Churches International is a Pentecostal Christian church denomination that was formally established in New Zealand in the 1960s. It was led for many years by Rob Wheeler, a New Zealand Evangelist and Peter Morrow, an Australian evangelist. Early influences date from the 1940s when a series of meetings conducted by overseas ‘Bethel Temple’ missionaries resulted in the planting of congregations in New Zealand and Australia. Some of its early leaders, including Morrow, attended a Bible college in Sydney in 1951. Further evangelistic campaigns and training occurred after 1957 and throughout the 1960s.
In 1960, meetings began in Timaru that led to the establishment of Timaru New Life Centre. Also many evangelistic campaigns took place throughout New Zealand. The first missionaries were sent overseas in this period. Peter Morrow began work in Christchurch in 1962 as the pastor of the church there, which was then known as the Christchurch Revival Fellowship. By 1964, thirteen “indigenous” churches had been established in the South Island. A number of congregations were planted in the North Island over the same period. Bible schools were established in Tauranga, Auckland and Christchurch.
The New Life Churches, particularly in Auckland, were influential in setting up the Associated Pentecostal Churches of New Zealand, a pan-Pentecostal fellowship of church groups, in 1975. In 1978 the Christchurch Revival Fellowship renamed itself to the New Life Centre Christchurch, now known as Majestic (City New Life Church). This church functioned as the administrative offices of the New Life Centres of New Zealand for many years in the late 1980s and 1990s.
The movement continued to grow throughout the 1970s and 1980s with the establishment of new churches in New Zealand and the South Pacific, and missionaries continued to be sent overseas. In 1988, the New Life Centres of New Zealand changed its name to the New Life Churches of New Zealand. It had also formally recognised the apostolicleadership of Peter Morrow and Rob Wheeler the previous year.
The New Life Churches are now an international movement with affiliates in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. In keeping with Pentecostal Congregationalist philosophy, individual churches in the NLCNZ are autonomous and not governed by the central organisation.
North Shore New Life Church (NSNL) was started in 1964, in a tent and later moved into our first hired venue in Northcote.