Pastor George McKim
Pastor George McKim grew up in Belfast, with the aspiration of becoming a professional footballer - destined to play in the English Premier League until the troubles in Northern Ireland escalated.
The then young George McKim became involved with a loyalist paramilitary group which subsequently resulted in him receiving a prison sentence for his role in criminal activity. During this time George's parents had become Christians and began earnestly praying for God to deliver their rebel son.
In 1979 after his release from the infamous Maze Prison George gave in to the pleadings of his mother and agreed to go along to a Mothers Day evening Gospel service, it was at that service that George surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.
George continued with his football career playing for Bangor Football Club while working as a 'Fitter' in Short Brothers Aircraft Factory. In 1983 God called Georgeintofull time ministry as an Assistant Pastor in a North Belfast Church.
In 1986, Pastor George and his wife Linda moved to Falkirk, Scotland to pioneer 'The Peoples Church'. The Church started with twelve people at the 'Old Drill Hall' and within five years the growing congregation purchased the Falkirk West Church.Twenty four years later in 2006 Pastor George having been called of God returned to Northern Ireland with his wife Linda and two sons Lewis and Elliot.
On Sunday 14th June 2009 The Peoples Church, Newtownabbey held their inaugural service in Corr's Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey. On the first meeting, the hotel room was packed to capacity with over 320 worshippers. Within two weeks the churchhadout grown 'Corr's Corner' and the meetings were moved to the 'Templepatrick Hilton'.
It was not long before the growing and thriving congregation needed new premises and on Monday 31st August 2009 The Peoples Church held their first meeting in the warehouse at Mallusk.
The end is not yet!