The mission of the True Jesus Church is to spread the gospel of salvation to all the world, to make all peoples disciples of the Lord Jesus, and to teach the disciples to obey everything the Lord Jesus commanded. The church strives to adorn herself to be ready to welcome the Lord’s return (Rev 21:2).
The True Jesus Church originated in Beijing, China in 1917. The Holy Spirit revealed the truth to the early workers and established the True Jesus Church. Since then, the gospel of salvation has spread from east to west across the world, and to date it has a history of more than a hundred years.
The True Jesus Church was not founded by certain individuals. Neither was it derived from any denomination. It was founded by the Holy Spirit. By His grace and mercy, God our Father established the True Jesus Church to restore the church of the apostolic days. Everywhere that this gospel of the kingdom is preached, we witness the Lord Jesus pouring out the promised Holy Spirit. Those who receive the Holy Spirit speak in tongues, just as when the apostles first received the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:47, 11:17). By the authority given by the Holy Spirit, the True Jesus Church baptizes in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins (Jn 20:21-23; Acts 2:38).
London Church History
London Church – The Early Beginnings
True Jesus Church in London first began to hold gatherings in the late 1950’s. The student who started and organised the first prayer was our Deacon Paul Wong. Since November 1966, our members in London had been holding regular services on Saturdays and Friday nights.
Services were held across London: in Chiswick from October 1970; in Bounds Green from July 1972; and in Holloway from November 1975.
London Church at Pitfield Street
From the Spring of 1981, the suggestion of purchasing our own church premises in London was given much consideration. By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, a building belonging to the Salvation Army at 194 Pitfield Street was found and bought with much financial aid from members in Edinburgh, Scotland. On 27th November 1982, we finally moved into our church building. There were over 250 members from the UK and overseas that attended the dedication.
In 1986, the first ever systematic preaching group, the Evangelistic Planning Group (EPG) was also set up to strengthen preaching work – culminating in a number of truth-seekers coming to believe and baptise into the ‘Fold’.
London Church at Old Street
In 1992, the membership of London Church had increased to approximately 175 members. The Church Board came up with the proposal to either search for new premises or to extend the church building. By the grace of God and his wonderful arrangement, the church managed to secure a spacious five-storey commercial building situated not far away from the existing church premises. London Church was dedicated to the Lord on 23rd June 1997.
London Church Today
Amongst the members, it is obvious that some of them are locals. Many of the others were and are students from overseas. Many of them are now residents of the UK. The congregation comes from many countries such as Hong Kong, Ghana, West Indies, East and West Malaysia, Taiwan, Nigeria, Turkey, Singapore, China and others. In total, London Church currently has a membership of 301 (2006).
What We Believe 10 Basic Beliefs
Lord's Second Coming
True Jesus Church
Contact Us If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to contact us
57-63 East Road
020 7251 2633
* Call charges may apply
For general enquires or questions about the church, please email firstname.lastname@example.org