Love strong, shine bright, live free

About us


Aspire church is a Christ centred, Spirit led community passionate about seeing lives transformed by the love, power and presence of God.  

We are committed to empowering people to love strong, shine bright and live free.

We are a part of New Life Churches, a family of contemporary churches passionate to see the gospel of the the Kingdom impact every ethnic group in every nation.


Our Pastors

Wesley & Caroline Smith

Arriving in Nelson in 2008 from the Kapiti Coast, Wesley & Caroline are proud parents to Caitlyn, Abigail, Madison and Toby. 

They launched Aspire church in 2015 and are passionate about seeing people come into a relationship with Jesus, walk in freedom, discover purpose and fulfil God’s potential for their lives.

Wes loves to spend time in the water surfing and keeping active.  Caroline enjoys art and creativity and loves a good cup of coffee