By Community Reporter Rianna Newman
With the former tenants of Eagle House Youth Centre moving out – a gospel ministry is set to join the local area this October.
International charity Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Bristol will be using the Centre as both church office and a venue for worship services.
It will be taking the premises used for six months by the Pop Up Furniture Factory which has now moved to Filwood Green Business Park.
Pastor Ade Bakare, who has led the group since 2000, says the objectives of MFM are to “propagate Christianity through Christian teachings and meetings, education, evangelical training, counselling and relief for the neglected, poor and the elderly.”
He says: “We also provide a Christian place of worship and a drop-in centre for various community programmes.”
MFM Bristol was previously based in Kingsdown and currently has around fifty members based in the city.
Although there will not be an opening event after restoration works have been completed on the property, the ministry will be holding worship there as well as a range of other services.
Pastor Bakare explains: “(We will) work with the NHS and Bristol City Council to… promote health awareness – like Chlamydia screening, blood donation, weight management awareness…”
MFM will also rent the location at subsidised rates to residents and local groups wishing to hold events there. They also plan to operate a crèche to help mothers with young children to return to work- provided they can obtain the necessary approval.
The international charity was founded in Nigeria in 1989 by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya and now has branches and believers worldwide.