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 organising the family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Terrigal, we won the coveted Australia Day Award in 2000 for the best community event.
We serve our indigenous communities of Central Australia through the Walk A While Foundation led by iconic Australian photographer, Ken Duncan.
More recently we have supported Doing it for our Farmers, a group of volunteers dedicated to raising awareness by supporting local farmers who are experiencing tough times due to drought.
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 extraordinary God.
Our church utilises modern stage design, lighting, music and multimedia to help create an 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 Christ 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.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
There is one GOD, who is the maker of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Virgin birth and that He is the incarnation of God.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person in the Trinity.
We believe all people are born with a sinful nature and that Jesus came to redeem mankind from the power of sin.
We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God.