New Creation Church (NCC) is a Non-denominational, Evangelical and Charismatic Mega Church located at Buona Vista, Singapore. Founded in 1983, the church currently has a congregation of more than 31,000 with Pastor Joseph Prince as the senior pastor. It holds services at The Star Performing Arts Centre.
New Creation Church is a member of the National Council of Churches of Singapore, and is not affiliated to any church overseas.
The church was founded by a small group including Joseph Prince, Henry Yeo, David Yeow and Jack Ho in 1983. It was later officially registered with the Registrar of Societies in October 1984. It began its Sunday service with an average attendance of 25 people. Gradually, it grew to about 150 members in 1990.
During the period between 1984 and 1999, the church used different worship venues such as a hall within the premises of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Singapore and the ballrooms in local hotels to accommodate its growing congregation.
In 1999, the church moved to the Rock Auditorium in Suntec City Mall. On 23 December 2012, its services were shifted to The Star PAC.
The church grew from 150 members in 1990 when Joseph Prince was appointed as the senior pastor of the church to more than 10,000 members in 2004, later tripling that number to 30,000 as of April 2013.
New Creation church is involved in outreach work and missions throughout the Asian region, and sends her pastors, leaders and volunteers to several Asian countries annually.
Ten per cent of the church’s annual budget which as of Year 2007, was about US$4 million, was set aside for missionary work. Currently, the church is still committed to helping missionaries. In addition, the church also makes donations to local charities annually. Specifically, the church has given SGD 581,500 to community groups and charities during the period between April 2007 and March 2008.
The church moved to a new 5,000 (5,142) seat theatre, now its main worship venue, at The Star PAC in Buona Vista on 23 December 2012.
Officially opened on 1 November 2012, The Star PAC spans levels 3 to 11, known as the civic and cultural zone, of the building called The Star. It is owned and managed by Rock Productions, the business arm of the church. The Star PAC comprises a 5,000-seat theatre, a multi-purpose hall, an outdoor amphitheatre, special function rooms and other facilities. The church rents The Star PAC for Sunday services.
The levels from Basement 4 to Level 2 of The Star, known as the retail and entertainment zone (including the car park lots), is called The Star Vista, and is owned and managed by CapitaMalls Asia.
The Star, comprising The Star Vista and The Star PAC, was envisioned as a “futuristic complex with restaurants, shops and a 5,000-seat theatre”, and costs an estimated SGD1 billion.
The church holds Chinese, youth and children’s services aside from its usual English Services.