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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Mission worker home to share good news
Billy Patterson A MISSION worker, who used to live in Lisburn, will be the Guest Preacher at a Mission being conducted in the joint Presbyterian Charge of Drumlough and Anahilt Congregations

In April, Billy Patterson will be coming home to share the Good News.

Billy who went to Carr Primary started plumbing in 1958 and got married to Pat in 1969. They were members of Sloan Street Presbyterian for many years.

In 1984 the couple joined the Irish Mission, a branch of the Presbyterian Church that seeks to bring the Gospel to people all over Ireland.

They moved to Kilkenny and for 20 years served the Lord there, seeing much fruit and blessing. Together with Rev John Woodside, the church there grew from a handful of people to a point where in excess  of 200 people were in worship on Sunday mornings.

Similar growth is occurring now in Drogheda, where Billy and John continue to work as a tried and tested team. They have been there since 2004 and in church on Sunday mornings over 150 people gather with 15 nationalities represented. Indeed, there has been so much growth that the present church building is too small and they hope to erect a new building which will accommodate the increasing numbers of people.

It is a joy for the two congregations to have Billy Patterson be the Guest Preacher at the forthcoming Mission, in Anahilt from April 14-20 and in Drumlough from April 21-27. If anyone would like further information, they are invited to contact Rev Gary Glasgow, Minister, on 9268 2394.