The church in the UK was originally made up of immigrants. She continues to grow due to an increasing number of members migrating to the UK over the years and the emergence of a new generation born here. When we look back on church development, it can be divided into a few stages. The period between the was a time when many members began to settle in the UK. From 1972 to 1975, the brethren started to gather together to worship and observe the Sabbath. They came to the stage of church development between 1976 and 1992. During that period, a number of churches were established one after another. The period from 1989 onwards, when the General Assembly was set up, to the present day, can be considered as a stage of growth – through the strengthening of the church organisational structure, provision of training and participation in the ministry of world evangelism.
True Jesus Church members first migrated to the UK from Malaysia for either study or work in 1950. During the 1960s, these brethren began to contact each other and started to hold Sabbath services. They held services in various places in London: November 1966 in Plaistow (29 Richmond Street); October 1970 in Chiswick; July 1972 in Bounds Green; November 1975 in Holloway; and April 1976 on the first floor of Tin Tin Restaurant (owned by a member in Wardour Street) in London’s China Town.