About Elim

A movement of Pentecostal churches working in the United Kingdom, Ireland and over 40 nations around the world

The Elim Pentecostal Church is a growing Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland.

Elim was founded in 1915 by George Jeffreys, a young Christian from Maesteg in South Wales. Jeffreys and a group of friends, known as the Elim Evangelistic Band, preached, started churches and witnessed a move of God that was characterised by miraculous healings and an explosion in the number of people becoming Christians.

In a world that can feel like a desert, our 21st-century churches seek to be a place of spiritual resource within their communities.

The founders wanted the name of their new Movement to express their vision and values, and so chose ‘Elim’, the name of an oasis in the Bible that the people of Israel discovered as they wandered through the desert. It provided shade and refreshment to all who encountered it.

The Elim Pentecostal Church

Christchurch Christian Centre is part of the Elim Pentecostal Church and one of over 550 here in the UK.

Tens of thousands attend Elim churches every week. While the congregations range from small groups to some of the largest in the UK and Ireland,  all our members share a set of beliefs which can be found in full on the main Elim website.

ELIM100 Centenary

On the 7th January 1915 The Elim Pentecostal Church celebrated 100 years since being founded. Beginning in Ireland, under the leadership of evangelist George Jeffreys, Elim was birthed as a dynamic Pentecostal movement dedicated to pioneer evangelism, church planting and Holy Spirit ministry.

It’s a fascinating journey and you can watch some video clips and read more about it by clicking here or on the image below. ELIM100