Pastor Craig and Tuppy Tomkinson moved to Mackay in 1999 with the goal of planting a church.
The church was started in their home on Sunday 11th April with 9 people, of whom 5 were their family. Three months later, on Sunday 11th July, the first public service was held at the Pioneer High School. As the church continued to grow we moved into our first permanent rental address at Peel St, Mackay and held our first service there on 10th February 2002. Our current building was purchased in November 2007. We took over the building in November 2008 when the then current lease expired and after 9 months of renovations the first service was held in our Life Centre main auditorium on Sunday 13th September 2009. On 10th August 2008 our Sarina campus held its first service at the Sarina High School and later in our own building on the 9th of November of the same year.
Today hundreds of people attend the weekend services and midweek small groups in multiple locations. We’re so thankful for the blessing of God and we pray that you will experience God’s blessing for yourself.
NewLife’s passion for missions has continued to grow with our Reaching Thousands conference held annually and sending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to help the poor and needy and spread the good news of the Gospel both locally and internationally.
This Sunday is Growth Track. If you would like to develop the essential habits of a healthy believer or join the NewLife ministry team then these sessions are made just for you. Simply join one of these sessions when invited to do so during our 10am morning service this coming Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less
If you haven't already signed up for the Breakfast, Friday is your last day to sign up. Please ring the office on 4953 4400 to put your name down. The Murphy's are super excited to be sharing this worthy cause with us this coming Saturday at 7:30am. ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget this Sunday is Growth Track. If you would like to Partner with NewLife or Discover your place in the body of Christ then these sessions are made just for you. Simply join one of these sessions when invited to do so during our 10am morning service. ... See MoreSee Less