About Us

Abundant Life Centre was pioneered by Pastor John Watson, who relocated from the Catlins in the South of New Zealand, to Dunedin, Otago, in answer to a call from the Lord. John is also the founder of Wake Up Ministry. You can read John’s powerful testimony about when he met Jesus Christ here.

Beginning in 2012 with a series of “Encounter” meetings, Abundant Life Centre (ALC) developed into a church fellowship group. Initially meeting at Bayfield High School in Andersons Bay, it then responded to an invitation in early 2014 to begin meeting at the “Hub”, a hall adjacent to a Dunedin Kindergarten in Corstorphine. At the end of 2017, it was time to move again. ALC gatherings are currently being held in the heart of South Dunedin, at another “hub” – a lovely room in part of the Cargill Enterprises complex in Hillside Rd, South Dunedin. This room is also used as a library during the week, and for Housie for another group, so ALC is in the thick of the South Dunedin social scene indeed!

ALC folk are a diverse bunch, from lighthearted to serious, but all with a hope of eternity.
Everyone is welcome, no matter what their station in life!