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History of the Faith Mission

The Faith Mission is an unincorporated Scottish charity which also has a registration in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded in 1886 by John George Govan as a religious organisation for the purposes of evangelism and Christian ministry in the rural areas of the Great Britain and Ireland.

For over one hundred and thirty years The Faith Mission has endeavoured to make known the good news of the Gospel to the largely unreached rural people of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. From the beginning three core objectives have been the guiding influence of our work:

  • Reaching those lost, because of sin, with the life transforming message of the Gospel,
  • Encouraging professing Christians to live transparent holy lives through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Getting God’s people interested in His work everywhere, that they may pray, give and go in serving him where ever He may lead

The Mission has a tremendous heritage and has been privileged to be used by God to great effect throughout its life and sphere of ministry. Thousands have been brought to faith in Christ and on a number of occasions whole communities have known the influence of the Spirit of God at work in their midst, some of which is recorded in the books; ‘Spirit of Revival’,’ Heritage of Revival’, ‘Channel of Revival’ and ‘Tide of Blessing’.

Of course a lot has changed since John George Govan commenced The Faith Mission in 1886 and over the years our work has grown and developed into three distinct but closely related ministries:

  • Evangelism
  • Literature
  • Biblical Training

Our land remains as spiritually barren and bleak as at any-time in its history. In utter dependence upon God for provision of all the necessary resources we remain passionately committed to sharing the unchanging message of the Gospel with the unreached millions living in the rural areas of Scotland, England, Wales and the North and South of Ireland.