Welcome to Firstlight Broadcasting Network

Firstlight - Changing Lives

More About Firstlight...

The Firstlight channel broadcasts nationally 24/7 via the Freeview|HD (UHF terrestrial) network on Channel 26, via Freeview Satellite (also on Channel 26) and on SKY (Channel 206).  The official launch onto the satellite platform took place on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 6pm; at this same time Firstlight celebrated its FOURTH birthday of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.

Firstlight is run by a team of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to proclaim God's love throughout New Zealand. Firstlight aims to broadcast the best selection of ground-breaking Christian programs sourced from 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written and other international and local New Zealand sources as they become available.

While our programs are based on Christian principles, we believe the program topics will be of great interest to the general public and not just limited to a Christian audience.

Please continue to help us with your prayers and with your financial support.  We cannot keep your favourite Firstlight channel up on air without YOUR ongoing support!
Check out this week's Program Schedule to see what is showing and what is coming up on Firstlight.  Below are some of the highlights for the week ahead. 

We show a Christian film/documentary or an important interview on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.  This is usually repeated at 12 noon on the Wednesday following.
See below for highlights about new programs that are now being aired on Firstlight!


This week's Film:

The Final Battle

Beyond the Veil of Darkness
Esmie Branner's Testimony

This is the amazing testimony of Esmie Branner which gives firsthand evidence that God is real and still intervenes to deliver His children from destruction. This is an intimate account of the struggles, opposition, and courageous triumph of a young Christian woman who clung to her faith in Jesus Christ despite the physical and mental abuse of a Muslim husband.  Don't miss this! You will be inspired!

Sabbath (Saturday) 16 December at 7:30pm
Wednesday 20 December at 12:00 pm
Friday 22 December at 12:00 am



Church in Your Home: An Invitation

If you are unable to attend a local church for Sabbath services, then please join the growing Firstlight Viewing Family nationwide for our Saturday "Church In Your Home" program.  We warmly invite you to fellowship with us on God's Holy Day. Join us every Sabbath for a special Spirit-filled blessing!If

Watch our Video Invitation!

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour

  • 11.00am - Main Sermon

The line up for Sabbath 16 December 2017:

  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Who, What are the Seventh Day Adventists Part 2 - Pastor Chris Buttery of the Sacramento Central SDA Church presents a timely Bible message.
  • 8:30am - Effective Prayer - Join John Bradshaw on location in Moldova, and discover the secret to effective prayer.
  • 9:00am - Studies in Matthew 24 - Living in Expectancy - Pastor Stephen Bohr studies the prophecies spoken by Jesus in Matthew chapter 24, which were given especially for these last days.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): A new series, on the book of Romans in the Bible.  Today, the study is 'The Faith of Abraham.' If you would like to prepare more fully for this study hour, you can download the lesson from the Sabbath School Net website - Lesson Archives. Or just click on this link and it will take you there. 
  • 11:00am - The Main Sermon - Revelation of Hope - Episode 26: The Mark of The Beast & The Seal of God - presented by Taj Pacleb. In this series, Taj covers all the major topics and questions people have concerning Bible Prophecy.  You will not want to miss this collection of power-packed presentations.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programs above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Highlights this week...


Ivor Meyers

MIQ - Most Important Questions for Teens

Got Questions? Get Answers.
Young people have many tough questions about life, the universe, and God. Pastor Doug Batchelor has prepared a series to give straight and Biblical answers.
1. Is there really a God?  
2. Can I trust the Bible?   
3. How did we get here?  
4. Can I live forever? 
5. Who am I?                
6. How about my body?
7. What is God's will for my life?
8. Can we all get along?
9. Can I break the sin cycle?
10. Who needs church anyway?

See the website for more information:  www.miqteens.com

Sabbaths       at 1:00am
and repeats on
Tuesdays      at 9:00pm

Wednesdays at 5:00pm
Thursdays     at 5:30am

Ivor Meyers

Answers in Genesis

Best of British
Top British creation apologists came together for a one-time conference to show evidence from creation, archaeology and maths to demonstrate the authenticity of the Bible.

Mondays       at 9:00pm
and repeats on
Tuesdays      at 11:45am


Ivor Meyers

Light Unshackled

An on-location 4-part documentary about the Protestant Reformation, which brought light to Europe in the Dark Ages, and changed the course of history forever.
Presented by Phillip Mills, Jr, with stunning video and drone footage filmed and edited by two teenagers!
Note: If you can't catch this documentary on Firstlight it is also on Youtube.

Sabbaths (Saturdays) at 3:30pm

and repeats:

Mondays       at 4:30am and 4:30pm
Wednesdays at 8:15pm
Thursdays     at 11:30pm
Fridays          at 12:15pm

Studies in Matthew 24

Pastor Stephen Bohr

Pastor Bohr presents a series on the prophecies found in the book of Matthew Chapter 24. The prophecies in this chapter were given by Jesus especially for these last days.

Sabbaths (Saturday) at 9:00am
Thursdays at 1:15pm
Fridays at 8:30pm

The Final Battle

Revelation of Hope

with Taj Pacleb

35 Power-packed Prophetic Presentations


*   The End! Is it Here, Near, or Mere Fear?
*   Prophecy's Final Countdown
*   Superpowers of Prophecy
*   Can the Dead Speak to Us?
*   Revelation's Beauty and the Beast
*   A Love That Transforms
*   Movement of Destiny
*   What Will Heaven Be Like?

“This is the most powerful and heart changing evangelistic series I have ever heard. Through it the Holy Spirit challenges the mind and grips the soul. I recommend this seminar without reservation!”
Pastor Stephen Bohr, Secrets Unsealed

Sabbath (Saturday) at 11:00am

and repeats:
Sundays          at 2:00am
Wednesdays   at 7:00pm
Thursdays      at 10:15am

Ivor Meyers

Salvation in
Symbols & Signs
Understanding the book of Revelation

Have you had a hard time getting a handle on the book of Revelation? Have you read it repeatedly but felt like you just couldn't connect the dots? Then this program is for you. Join hosts Ivor Myers and James Rafferty as they take a careful and thoughtful look at the themes and the meaningful symbolism of this important book.

Sabbaths (Saturdays) at 3:00pm

and repeats:

Sundays    at 7:30am
Mondays   at 4:00am
Thursdays at 8:30pm


Restoring Power

with John Bradshaw

In this powerful 12-part series you'll learn how to experience authentic Christianity and the power of the Word of God on a daily basis.

Sabbaths (Saturdays) at 9:30pm

and repeats:

Sundays at 12:30pm
Fridays at 5:00am

Read our latest newsletter - 31st Oct 2017

Newsletter Archives:

September 2017  
July 2017 April 2017
March 2017 December 2016

And while you are here......why not sign up to receive our next newsletter directly in your inbox if you haven't done so already?  Sign up here.

Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for FOUR and a half years!!!!!!

Firstlight was launched at 6pm on the 17th September 2012.  It is amazing how quickly the time has flown!  Thank you to all of you for your prayers and your financial support - both of which have kept Firstlight going.  We know that God is using Firstlight to touch the hearts and minds of many people here in New Zealand.  We receive both emails and letters daily from those who find Firstlight a blessing.  If Firstlight is a blessing in your life, please consider making a donation to help keep Firstlight on air.  Thank you so much!

Help spread the word about Firstlight!

Firstlight Flyer

Firstlight Flyer


Please help spread the word about Firstlight!

If you would like us to send you some flyers so that you can letterbox these in your area, please call 0508 - 347785 and let us know.

Firstlight Bumper Sticker


We'd also be happy to send you a bumper sticker that you can put onto your car, boat, caravan, trailer, mobility scooter etc!

Driving around with this sticker will do a lot to help spread the word about Firstlight!

Thank you for your help!