Our History

On Lord’s Day 18th May 1971 the first Sunday service took place in the Orange Hall in Mary Street, Dr. Ian R K Paisley being the special preacher. Shortly after the first Sunday meeting a committee was elected and a student minister, Mr Alex Chambers, served the congregation for the next three years.

Rev. Trevor Baxter was then placed as student minister and under his ministry the work began to grow. The need for a permanent location in the town was recognised and ground was purchased on the Bangor Road, Newtownards.

A temporary building was purchased from the Hillsborough Church and in May 1977 the congregation moved to Beverley Park, Bangor Road. New people began to attend the meetings and in February 1978 Rev. Ken Elliott conducted a very successful Gospel Mission where the Lord blessed in the saving of souls, who continue in the Church today.

The first minister called to the Church was Rev. Alan Dunlop who was installed in September 1981 and under his ministry souls were saved and the work prospered.

The erection of the present building was completed in November 1984 and was opened for the preaching of the Gospel by Dr. Paisley. The cost of building was greatly helped through the generosity of the late Mr H D Boyd, a good friend of the church, who left a substantial legacy to the church.

After almost 15 years of service, Rev. Dunlop felt that his future lay in labouring for the Lord in Africa.

Rev. Fred Greenfield served for six years as minister. Rev. Ron Johnstone, commenced his pastorate on 29th May 2008 up until his retirement in 2019. A Church Hall and extension was opened in August 2012. In August 2021 Rev Patrick Baker was installed as minister.

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