Al Ain Evangelical Church

The Al Ain Evangelical Church is located behind the Oasis Hospital, which is across the road from the Etisalat Building…


It has 2 services every Friday: at 9am and 11am.

I’m not a church goer, but I was very keen to check it out, so I went along this morning to the 9am service. This is what it looked like before it started, and most of the seats got filled up…


The church has 5 different rock-type bands, and one of these, led by a guy called Campbell from Australia, ran through several songs for the first half an hour, with the lyrics projected onto the screen you can see to the right of the cross in the photo above.

After a rundown of church activities over the coming weeks, Reverend Brad Hillman gave a 40-minute sermon, again using Powerpoint. The band repeated one of the earlier songs, and the service ended: it was 10.30am.

I found the whole thing to be quite heart-opening, so I’ll certainly visit again. I was brought up a Catholic, so this was a very different experience: modern music and a long sermon, compared with generally traditional hymns, prayers, and a short sermon.

I have been told that the 11am service is much more packed out.

Oh yes, all the children go into a separate room for activities and stories to suit their age and level of understanding.

Finally, behind the church is a small swimming pool, so I popped in as I left to see Reverend Steve Tripp baptising a young woman in it.

Their website is at

And their telephone number is 03 722 3337

9 Replies to “Al Ain Evangelical Church”

  1. The church has a library, called Living Water Library, located in the same building (another entrance, however). The library is open to anyone in Al Ain and it has free membership. The collection of books is broad — fiction & nonfiction, Christian & secular, adult & children’s books. Soon we will have a website that will allow you access to our holdings, approximately 4000 titles. Until then, please visit us! Friday 9am – 1pm; Mon 8 – 10am or Tues 7 – 9 pm.

  2. Thanks Patricia. You’ve done a terrific job growing this library: it has some excellent titles!
    For more information, go to this page where I’ve put more about the library and included some photos.

  3. This church is an awesome place. I am proud to be a part of this church.
    Once you’re in, it’s a place where you feel so calm and wonderful. And I must say that God is mightly using this church for the furthering of his kingdom in this land. So, if you’re new to Al Ain and looking out for a spirit-filled worship and a healthy time of learning of the word, this is one of the best places.

  4. Erika Niebuhr says:

    Hey, yeah, I do totally agree with Griffin – if you ever find you need more than the everyday things and need food for your soul, this is the right place! This church is amazing, but only because we have an awesome God whose presence is felt there every Friday, and even on other days when I happen to walk thru there, as I work right next to it! So, do yourself a favor and come on Fridays – you get good coffee, great warm smiles and even greater messages!!! The worship, music and singing is inspiring and beautiful. Would love to serve you coffee this coming Friday…. 🙂

  5. Hi Chris, our church Word International Ministries Al Ain, conducts it service right after the English Evangelical Church 11 am service. It was nice to read about your blog, very few blogs exist that tackles about life in Al Ain. We would really appreciate if we can get our church information on your church directory, in order to help those people who are looking for a place where they can hear the word of God and worship and fellowship with other Christian believers as well. Our website is, we have a regular Friday service from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm , and Monday Night Prayer Meeting and Service from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Thanks a lot and God bless you and your family. 🙂

  6. Hi! Thanks for this information. If you would like me to add more to the site, write it in a way that I can put it straight onto the site: that would really help! 🙂

  7. I’m so glad to find this information! Thank you so much!

  8. Thanks for all website and comments… it really helped me to find the place

  9. You are very welcome Job! 🙂

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