Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church is a strong, Christ centred, Bible based church, proclaiming a living Christ to a dying world.
Fundamental in doctrine, separated in witness, evangelistic in outreach, the church seeks to fulfil the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, Who commanded:
Go ye into all the World, and preach the Gospel to every creature. (Mark 16;15)
You will find a warm welcome at all our services.
- A family church
- A growing church
- A church reaching out to you in the love of Christ
A Brief History of Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church:
Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church came into being after a Gospel Tent Mission conducted by Rev. I. R. K. Paisley and Rev. William Beattie during the month of June 1968.
The large tent remained in position throughout the summer months with just an after Church rally being held in it. During the month of August a portable hall was erected and in the same month it was opened for public worship and for the preaching of the everlasting gospel. The site for the tent and hall was kindly donated by Mr. Isaac Lyons.
The Moderator Dr Paisley, officially constituted the Church on Saturday, 12th October, 1968. Among those taking part in the opening ceremony were Rev William Beattie, Rev John Douglas and Rev James Beggs.
As the Church grew there was a need for larger premises, so work commenced on a more sizeable and permanent building.
The Moderator, Dr Paisley, opened the new building on 21st October, 1972. A few years after the opening, Rev John Douglas became minister of the congregation and continues as senior minister to this present day.
In December 1998 Rev Thomas Martin was ordained as Co-Pastor alongside Dr Douglas and at present there is a shared ministry in the congregation.
The congregation has continued to grow and moved to the current church on 4th May 2002.
Our prayer for the work here in Lisburn is that
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former (Haggai 2:9)