WHO WE ARE
Livings Waters Hope Central: Loving God, Serving People, Living Life...
Livings Waters Hope Central actually began as "Living Waters " in 1988. The founding Pastors, Barry and Lyn Follett, started with a small group of 12 people, a big vision and a great burden for the people of the NSW Central Coast. Since our beginning, we have seen countless lives transformed, connections made, and influence increase all over the globe. With each new step, another leap of faith has been required.
Our foundational scripture is from Isaiah 61...
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the broken hearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord's favour has come..."
Over the years we have seen an increasingly large impact within our local community and beyond. Living Waters Hope Central had an influential presence in Mt Penang Detention Centre and with youth on the streets in Terrigal for many years. We have also been involved in outreach programs across Australia and through our partnerships around the world via Connexions International.
As a result of our organisation of the family-friendly New Year's Eve events in Terrigal, we won the coveted Australia Day Award in 2000 for the best community event.
Living Waters Hope Central is the longest running church under the same founding pastors in our region.
Common feedback we receive from members and visitors is that we are REAL - meaning we are just normal everyday people who serve an extraordinay God.
Our church utilises modern stage design, lighting, music and multimedia to help create atmosphere in our meetings and relate to today's culture, but we know none of these things can actually change a person's life. On the other hand, we know that one personal encounter with Jesus can change EVERYTHING. Jesus shunned "religion", and taught how to have a personal relationship with God. We believe His teaching is still relevant today and that is why we are here - to help people discover Jesus for themselves.