ABOUT US



HOPE CENTRE LOWER HUTT

OUR CHURCH

Hope Centre is a strong, passionate, pentecostal church. As a multi-cultural and multi-generational church we encourage joy, freedom and creativity of expression in worship. Our meetings are friendly and upbeat with a tangible sense of the presence of God.

Since it’s beginnings in 1932, Hope Centre has become a widely respected influence for good in the Wellington region, around New Zealand, and increasingly overseas.

Hope Centre has a long and wonderful history. But even more than that, we are excited about the future, one that we would love you to come and be a part of. There is a place for you here. Welcome to your place!


SERVICE TIMES

Sunday 10am, Our Worship Services are always vibrant and full of life, with a kid’s & intermediate programme available for those aged 2-13 yrs. Join us in the Function Hall after the service for a light lunch, coffee and connection.

Sunday 6.30pm, Our Revival Services are filled with powerful God encounters, worship & prayer. Come and experience the love, joy and freedom of the Holy Spirit.

LOCATION

We are located at
8 Downer Street                                                                                                                  
Lower Hutt
5010

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OUR VISION

Every culture, Every generation,
Experiencing God,
Touching the world,
With the message of revival, healing and the return of Jesus

 

Every culture.  We are a multi-ethnic church.

Every generation.  Raising up & ministering to every generation.

Experiencing God.  Experiencing the life-changing love of God.

Touching the world. Reaching our city, nation & nations.

With the message of revival, healing & the return of Jesus.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values are shaped from the example of the church in the bible. As a local church this looks like:

  • Everyone having a born again experience
  • Welcoming & enjoying the presence of God
  • Growing in our relationship with God and one another
  • Being an active part of a small group
  • Everyone serving others in some way
  • Actively sharing our faith in Jesus
  • A strong emphasis on The Word of God
  • Signs and wonders are part of church & life
  • Every person developing their character

OUR PASTORS

SENIOR PASTORS

PAUL & JODIE SAUNDERS

Paul and Jodie were appointed Senior Pastors in April 2019.

Paul was brought up in India and Jodie is originally from Nelson. They have served God in various roles as youth pastors, associate pastors and senior pastors in Auckland. They have a passion to see people meet Jesus and find a place in the local church. They have ministered in many nations around Asia and have a great love of ethnic food.

NETWORK LEADERS

SETH & DEBBIE FAWCET

Seth has served as the Senior Pastor of Hope Centre Lower Hutt from 1996-2019. He has a remarkable ability to reach people through his compassion, love and wonderful sense of humour. Seth is powerfully anointed and moves with the fire of God. Many lives have been healed, transformed and set free through his ministry. In 2019 Seth was commissioned into his Apostolic ministry within Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.

Taka & Kate Kauri

Youth Pastor

Sarah & Caleb Russ

Worship Pastor

Josh & Nadia Hay

Kid's Ministry Leaders

OUR ELDERS

Rex & Lynne Polglase

ELDERS

TIM & JUDY EATWELL

ELDERS

LEWIS & HANNAH OVEREND

ELDERS

Michael & Bronwyn O’Flaherty

ELDERS

OUR OFFICE STAFF

Shona Beach

RECEPTIONIST

Sue Brain

EVENTS COORDINATOR, PASTORAL SUPPORT & COUNSELLING SUPPORT

Miriam Fawcet

ADMINISTRATOR

Lynne Polglase

PASTORAL SUPPORT, COUNSELLING & WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Judy Bird

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Gary Murphy

PASTORAL SUPPORT, VISITATION & MEN'S MINISTRY

Jo McLeay

PA TO SETH FAWCET & SENIOR PASTOR

OUR LEADERS

Sarah Lenihan

INTERMEDIATES LEADER

Frank Devlin

CONNECT GROUPS SUPERVISOR

Manan Acharya & Hayden Afualo

THE TRIBE YOUTH LEADERS

Debz Murphy & Mary Lenihan

LIGHTHOUSE YOUNG ADULTS LEADERS

Beth & Iain Coughlan

LIFE (25-35 yr old) LEADERS


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