Kumeu Baptist History

All stories have a beginning

Our story of course starts with the Holy Spirit, moving amongst people of Kumeū to create a new church. And so on March 3, 1946 a group of Christians from six denominations formally opened “Kumeū Open Baptist Church”.

The focus of the new church was children and families. There was a priority in helping families disciple their children. A vision we still hold today.

Now known as Kumeū Baptist Church, we have been meeting for over 75 years.

In 2000, leadership had the foresight to purchase a significant section of land at Old Railway Road.
Thirteen years later with still no building on the land the church started again to discern how God might want this land to serve his Kingdom purposes in the district.

This led to a land blessing the following year. We had a vision to build whakawhanaungatanga (become family) with both the wider community and a biblical, bi-cultural, bi-lingual, school, Kumeū Christian School.

Ever since, we’ve been working towards moving onto Old Railway Road. Our vision is a building that facilitates ongoing worship and ministry, home for the kura, and a widely used community centre. This led to the sale of our church facility at 21 Access Road and ongoing work to build on our land.

Join us on our adventure with God!

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Romans 10:9-10