Elim NZ History
Our Elim churches were birthed out of the Welsh revival. The Elim Pentecostal Church was founded in 1915 by a Welshman named George Jeffreys who was an outstanding evangelist and church planter. He was strongly influenced by the Welsh Revival of 1904.
A well known Evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth - the great man of faith, came to New Zealand for crusades in 1922. This was the beginning of what was to be known as the Pentecostal Church of New Zealand. In August 1949 negotiations were set in motion by the Conference of the Pentecostal Church of New Zealand to link up with the Elim Church of Great Britain.
The Elim Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom has over 500 churches with additional churches in many countries around the world and the Elim Church of New Zealand has over 40 churches throughout the nation with significant churches in the man centres.