Keith & Candace Malcomson have ministered in Limerick since 2005 at church meetings, conventions, and short-term Bible Schools. Since 2005 they have run a three week Bible school each summer in Limerick when students, (young believers as well as mature leaders), have gathered in from more than twenty countries to be taught God's Word. Many wonderful testimonies have come out of these times.
Keith has served in full time ministry for almost 25 years. After thirteen years of constant travelling in ministry to preach and teach the Word of God in Europe and other nations, as well as to train leaders for ministry, the Lord called Keith and Candace to start a new church here in Limerick.
Keith's Grandfather was converted under the preaching of a pentecostal Evangelist from Waterford in 1959 called Frank Brae. Frank had ran the Bookies in Dublin and Belfast until his personal conversion to Christ in 1954. In the following years Frank taught and discipled Keith's grandparents and parents, as well as others in a new Assemblies of God church (AoG) in Dromore, Co.Down. It was a spiritually strong and living church with seven elders appointed to lead it. Keith's Father and Grandfather were two of the elders. In the following years Keith's grandparents took converts from Dublin and elsewhere (some of whom had been drunkards) into their home near Dromore, County Down, to disciple them and teach them the things of God's Word. It helped to remove them from the environment of their old life for a period in order to get them established in a walk with God. His parents made several trips south with Frank Brae and David Greenow to Dublin, Waterford, and Cork in the 60's to carry the Gospel to those in need. Since the early 60's Keith's mother has prayed for a genuine revival to sweep across the whole island of Ireland.
Keith is originally from Banbridge, County Down, but has lived in several different countries while ministering in churches over the past twenty-five years. He has functioned in a great diversity of ministries with broad spiritual experience amongst churches of all denominations as well as independent churches. His chief desire is to know and glorify Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others by the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
Candace is originally from Durban, South Africa, but has lived in Ireland since the year 2000 when she came to the country to take up a position in music education at Cork School of Music as Head of Strings. When they married, she left her career, to be Keith's helpmeet and co-labourer in the ministry. Both are published authors and they continue to work on further material.
Keith and Candace are presently giving themselves to the task of raising up this new church in Limerick City. They have a deep love for this city and its people. They are burdened to see the oppressed and depressed go free, the broken hearted healed, the suicidal saved, the drunkard and drug addict delivered, and the athiest and sceptic convinced that there is a God in Heaven. The people of Limerick have become their closest friends and family.
Through the regular preaching and teaching of the Word of God they seek to see souls saved, believers sanctified, and a church brought to maturity in Christ which will glorify Him, and that will walk in true holiness as a witness to His resurrection from the dead. They carry a strong vision, burden, and prayer for a Heaven Sent Revival. Nothing else will meet the need in Ireland other than a genuine outpouring of the Holy Spirit.