Northwest Baptist Church is a church plant that we started in 2007. The church was officially organised in 2008. In 2013, we turned the church over to a local pastor, James Wilson, who we helped to train for the ministry.
God has continued to bless the church with growth and many exciting opportunities. We believe that purchasing a building for the church will be of benefit in the following ways:
1) Help the church have a larger and more accessible place to meet. Currently the church meets up one flight of stairs which hinders some people from coming.
2) Help the church become fully indigenous (self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating) as the offerings will then be able to go more toward supporting a local pastor full-time.
3) Enable the church to do more to get the gospel out in a very needy part of the world. The church is strategically located to reach out to an immediate audience of around 75,000 people on the Cityside of Derry (Londonderry), as well as a further 161,000 people in County Donegal. There are few Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching churches in this northwest corner of Ireland.
4) Provide a permanent place of worship for generations to come. Derry city needs a church that will be a faithful lighthouse for the gospel for years to come. This building, though maybe only one of many as the church grows, will be the first permanent home for the church to worship and from which to sound out the gospel. It will help ensure the longevity and increase the impact of the church.
Initially, we are asking God to help us raise $75,000. This would be half of the money needed to purchase a building. The other half would be given or paid for by the church itself through special donations and a mortgage.
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Several years ago, we were allowed by God to start Northwest Baptist Church in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Despite being a very challenging area, the church is really experiencing God’s blessings.
James Wilson, a local man, has been pastoring the church since September 2013. Up until recently, he was working a part-time job in addition to pastoring the church. He has now stepped out by faith and quit his job so that he can focus on the church full-time.
The church is paying him a partial salary, but until the church is strong enough to fully support him, we are looking to raise some short-term support for him. This will enable him to focus more time on building up the church. Below is a list of what we are trying to raise and what is still lacking:
Click here to given online through our missions agency. (After clicking the link, choose how you would like to give. Then choose our name from the drop down menu. In the comments field, please write: “Special Work Account – J Wilson.”)