Jeffrey & Michelle Lai

Lead elder & Ministry facilitator

James Pablo

Associate Pastor

James & Kim Lai

Senior Pastors

William Zhao

Pastoral Assistant

Chek Kong & Jenny Phoon


Belen De Ramos




Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.

Influence people for Christ to enlarge God's Kingdom.




On March 4, 1990, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship began in a little rumpus room on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

By the grace of God, Senior Pastors James and Kim Lai with their son and daughter and a few others stepped out in faith to begin this new work. From the start Lighthouse was to be a church for all peoples. Over the years, the Lord has brought (and is still bringing) in people from many nations and from different backgrounds.

We are a church with a distinct family character and a passion for Jesus.  It has always been our heart to  know our Lord Jesus Christ more fully. We want to be an influence for Him, to  inspire a momentum for the enlargement of His Kingdom.


With God’s enabling grace, today we meet in our own premises having rented two different school halls for many years. 


Senior Pastor James and Kim Lai wanted God’s confirmation before starting a new church in Auckland. And it came. Firstly, a couple from Hamilton came and talked about starting a church. Then a couple from Malaysia, headed for London but prompted by the Holy Spirit,  detoured downunder to New Zealand to meet the Lais. On the night that they were praying together, the visitor said, “I see your feet on the shore...and a light shining...” 

Our church was nameless for a month, until those words came back to Pastor James. This church would be known as “Lighthouse”, shining light out to the sea from the shore, guiding lost souls back to safety. 

© 2016 Lighthouse Christian Fellowship