Keith & Candace Malcomson have ministered in Limerick since 2005 at church meetings, conventions and short-term Bible Schools. Over the past several years they have traveled in European countries to preach and teach the Word of God as well as to train leaders for ministry. Keith is origionally from Banbridge, County Down, but has lived in several different countries while ministering.
They are presently giving themselves to the task of raising up this new church in Limerick where they will preach and teach on a regular basis in order to see souls saved, believers sanctified, and a church brought to maturity in Christ which will glorify Christ by walking in true holiness as a witness to the ressurrection of Christ.
LIMERICK CITY CHURCH - Our Church is made up of individuals from the City of Limerick and further-a-field who have personally experienced the saving power of Jesus Christ in a life-changing way. We believe that the Bible is true, that God is real, that Jesus died and rose again, and that any man or woman who turns to Jesus Christ in faith can experience a radical change in their heart which will bring them into a satisfying relationship with God.
We are an Evangelical (Bible-believing) Pentecostal Church. We have a very high regard for the written Word of God and for the person of Jesus Christ and believe that the great mark of a true Christian is Christlikeness and holiness. We work and associate with churches across many other nations and with ministries and missionaries who preach the Gospel with purity, power and simplicity.
We meet together regularly to encourage each other in our walk with God. We believe that in an atmosphere of the love of Christ that every member will grow and mature in Christ Jesus.
Almost 1500 years ago this region was a place of Biblical learning and education. Those hungry for truth came from Britain and Ireland to be taught the Word of God. Missionaries and preachers were sent out to carry the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of God's Word into darkened Europe. Our prayer is that a people will be raised up again who will spread the Gospel in Limerick city and throughout Ireland.
We presently meet from home to home in the city just like the early church raised up under the apostles ( ). However we are looking for a public meeting place in the city.
We are an Evangelical, Pentecostal church that loves Jesus Christ with all of our heart and holds fast to the written Scriptures.
I was born and reared in Limerick City. My parents were devout Catholics. I can even remember my father going up to read at mass on the odd Sunday. I am 53 years old now and for all that time I was a catholic...I started to question where my own personal beliefs came from...thought kept niggling away at me about hell...How could I be sure I was going to Heaven? Well I thought I was a good person. I always helped others out when I could and I certainly wouldn’t harm anyone...I got a bible and after reading some of it I thought, what was I thinking? How could I have been so easily mislead. I was relying on what I had been told as a catholic and just followed blindly. I never read and investigated for myself and I was so surprised at what I was discovering about the true word of God...One February Sunday morning (2012), while in the Church at Limerick at the end of our service the pastor asked if anyone would like to come up and give their life to Jesus. I went up and the pastor put his hand on my shoulder and asked me to repeat the prayer of salvation. As I was saying that prayer the emotion and joy that I was feeling was tremendous. The tears were rolling down my face, my heart was filled with the love of Jesus right there and then. My whole body was just a mass of happiness and an overwhelming desire to rejoice and praise Jesus for my salvation. READ FULL TESTIMONY
I thought I knew Jesus. Like many others I believed I was a good person and that all people get to Heaven but I was wrong...I was 42 years believing what I was told to believe and not examining for myself...Our children were the first in our family to be saved and to have had that ultimate experience of calling on the Lord and asking for forgiveness and they asked Him into their lives...I loved the fact that the Pastor was preaching from the Bible (You see a Bible was good, ok, safe as we had one in my old church.....But I never read it). Also I couldn’t dispute that presence of Jesus that I felt, it was wonderful. I had never experience anything like it before...Although I had heard how to receive Jesus into my life, I don’t think I really believed it was possible...I don’t know how or for how long but I found myself on my knees before Jesus. I remember praying and handing everything in my life over to Him. I remember asking for forgiveness and knowing that my prayer had been answered. I was so emotional in prayer and not able to stop crying for the joy of it all. I can still remember the realization that Jesus was in control of everything and I could not comprehend how much Jesus loved me, but that He just did. I lay down to sleep that night and found myself wanting to pray. I spent most of that night in prayer with the Lord and I haven’t looked back since. READ FULL TESTIMONY
I asked Jesus into my heart after my brother came to know Jesus as Saviour and began to share the Gospel with my family. For ages I had no interest in what he had to say about the bible, Jesus death and resurrection, repentance or what was going on in the world. As far as I was concerned, I was a “good” Catholic seeking God by going to mass and going through all the ritual to try and please God...When I realised I had no answers for anything, I began to listen to what my brother had to say, but very sceptically, until one day I asked God to show me if what my brother was telling me was true, to help me find out the truth for myself...I wanted this, to have a real relationship with God, to know Jesus as my Saviour and to have the peace and assurance my brother had. I had always been the religious sibling and for the first time in my life I felt jealous of my brothers simple faith in Jesus, something had changed him...Then God began to open my eyes to my need for Him which caused my to cry out to Him from my heart...I had been forgiven of all my sin and I fully realised what it meant that Jesus died for me. I finally had the realisation that Jesus was now in control of my life, I had no more burdens to carry, I was free and I just wept tears of joy that moment whilst cleaning my bedroom window. My heart could have exploded with the love I now felt for Jesus and I couldn’t stop thanking and praising Him for becoming my Saviour and paying the price at Calvary so I could have a personal relationship with God. READ FULL TESTIMONY