TIn 1991 under the leadership of the late Pastor J. A. Connolly, the Church of God at Glenmachan purchased the old council premises in Prince's Gardens, Larne, with the view of opening a Church of God in the town. This vision was realised on Saturday 30th November 1991 when the church held its grand opening. The service of dedication was taken by Pastor E.G.Taylor of our Ballymoney church. Since then regular services have been held twice every Sunday and midweek.Roger Hutchinson was installed as the first Pastor of Larne serving until 1993. When Pastor Hutchison stepped down in 1993 Alan Stephens, then an elder in our sister church at Glenmachan was installed as a lay Pastor in Larne, a postion he held untill 1994. Alan is now the Senior Pastor at Glenmachan and is also Chairman of the council of ministers.
1994 saw the installation of Pastor Norman Russell as full time Pastor of our church. Norman held this post and was ably supported by his wife May for 15yrs. Norman retired in April 2009 from full time service as Pastor of Larne.
We believe that today Jesus is Alive.
(Rev 1:18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Just as He did during his earthly ministry he can still do today, becuase He is "the same yesterday, today and forever."
Today Jesus can still make the blind to see, the deaf to hear and the lame to walk.
He can answer your prayers and meet your needs.
Just as Jesus said in the Beatitudes, blessed are the poor and the hungry. Our mission is not just to love one another, but to make sure we spread the love of the Gospel.