Who we are

We are a Malayalam Pentecostal Church located in the capital of God’s own country, New Zealand, focused on building up people’s faith and daily lives. We are a vibrant, Bible-based and Holy Spirit-led church where all are welcome. We pray for the sick, care for the needy and preach the Word in a practical manner.

Shalom Church is a member church of Revive Churches New Zealand

Our Pastor

Dr. Mathew Mathai is the founding Pastor of Shalom Malayalam Church. He has been in ministry for 25+ years and lives in Wellington with his wife Raichel and two of his sons.

Mathew’s desire to serve God was fostered by his parents who served the Lord faithfully, and he started his involvement in the Christian ministry at a very young age as a Sunday school teacher and Youth leader in India.
In response to God’s calling he left his career as an Assistant professor of Political Science at the Bhopal School of Social Sciences, and arrived in New Zealand in 1998.

While the gates of Hell did everything possible to discourage Mathew and Raichel from pursuing the will of God in their lives, they endured the challenges and oppositions with devotion and prayer. God confirmed His calling in their lives by performing signs and wonders through their ministry and Shalom Malayalam Church was established as a small prayer group in 1999. Since then, the church has gone from strength to strength through developing many leaders, supporting the local community and bringing people closer to Jesus. Mathew and Raichel also started ‘Jayajeevitham’, the first Malayalam radio programme in New Zealand in 2001.

Our Vision

To Make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:17).

Serving the communities by bringing the love and peace of Christ in them, exist in God’s love and worship HIM in Truth and Spirit.

Our Mission

As followers of Christ, our mission is to:

  • Reflect God’s love on our communities.
  • Be rooted and grounded in the Word and Love of God
  • Provide pastoral care to build people and families to grow and mature as the disciples of Christ
  • Teach and preach the Biblical Truth to those in need through ‘Word’ and ‘Deed’
  • Be responsible disciples and faithful stewards of the resources entrusted

Our Values

  • Worship & Fellowship
  • Caring & Hospitality
  • Teachability & accountability
  • Reaching the unreached
  • Growing Spiritually

Service Times

Sunday Worship

10:15AM to 12:30PM

Home Group

Every Wednesday 07.00PM

Sunday School

9:30AM to 10:15PM

Youth Sunday

Third Sunday of every month

Fasting Prayer

Last week of every month

Kids’ Church

10AM to 10:15AM

Experience God's unconditional grace and forgiveness.


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