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Firstlight Broadcasting Network was launched in New Zealand on the 17th September 2012 at 6pm.  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 anniversary of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.  Now Firstlight has been on air for nine years! 

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 programmes sourced from 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written and other international and local New Zealand sources as they become available.

While our programmes are based on Christian principles, we believe the programme 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 Programme Schedule to see what is showing and what is coming up on Firstlight. 

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 some of the highlights for the week ahead on Firstlight.

Saturday -  25 September - 7:30pm



Walter Veith & Martin Smith discuss what constitutes good food from a scientific perspective and how what goes into the mouth affects your health.

Saturday 25 September at 7:30pm
Repeated on Monday 27 September at 4:30am, Wednesday 29 September at 12:00pm and Friday 1 October at 12:00am


Church in Your Home: An Invitation

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

Watch our Video Invitation!
  •   8:30am - Sabbath School for Children
  • 10:00am - Adult Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour
  • 11.00am - Main Sermon / The Divine Service

The line up for Sabbath 25 September 2021:

  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - What does it mean to be under the law? - CA Murray & Stephen Bohr talk about what it means to be under the law. 
  • 6:30am - A Knowledge of God - Anthony Baca - Through this Series, Anthony Baca takes you on a journey towards a deeper experience with God.
  • 7:30am - Better Life Today - Success God's Way - Douglas Garcia & Chuck Brannaka talk about how to be successful God's way.
  • 8:00am - Receiving The Word - Unlikeliest Saints - Part 2 - A timely Bible message brought to you by Mike Thompson of the Sacramento Central SDA church.
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN - Starting With Jesus - A fun program of singing and stories for children. This episode features the Bible story about Cleaning The Temple Again.
  • 9:00am - Principles of Sabbath Observance - The Two Laws - Join Stephen Bohr and learn how to keep the Sabbath holy. Should we also keep the ceremonial sabbaths? Powerful & practical!
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - Rest in Christ - Lesson 13 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor for a discussion about Lesson 13 of the quarterly. 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 - Summit 2020 - The Time Is At Hand - Eric Wilson - Eric Wilson talks about having assurance on the day of judgment by remaining in Jesus and being covered by His righteousness.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programmes above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Presentations this week...



John Lomacang

John Lomacang talks about the sacredness and blessing of marriage & the grace of God through all the challenges.

Saturday 25 September at 12:00am

Repeated on Monday 27 September at 7:30pm, Thursday 30 September at 5:00am and Friday 1 October at 12:00pm



Laura Williams & Melissa Laurel Alexander

Enjoy the wonderful gift of music presented by Laura Williams and Melissa Laurel Alexander.

Saturday 25 September at 2:00am

Repeated on Sunday 26 September at 1:00pm, Tuesday 28 September at 10:30am and Thursday 30 September at 10:30pm




Steve Wohlberg & Jack McIntosh

Discover simple, cutting-edge, practical information that can save your life & the lives of those you love in this fantastic 8 part health boosting series. 

Saturday 25 September at 11:30pm

Repeated on Sunday 26 September at 3:45am and Thursday 30 September at 5:30pm


Pastor Gary Kent


Alfred Deakin was a leading statesman, an orator and a lawmaker. In this episode Gary Kent takes a look at his life and legacy.
Saturday 25 September at 7:00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 28 September at 4:30am and Friday 1 October at 7:00pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for NINE 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!

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