Bangor Independent Methodist Church
is part of The Fellowship of Independent Methodist Churches (FIMC) which was formed in November 1973 The name is descriptive of the character and government of the churches. Each local church is self-governing and self-supporting, but subscribes to a common statement of doctrine and standard of Christian living to be part of the Fellowship of Independent Methodist Churches.
Rev. Eric Stewart
was the first minister of the church in Bangor. He came to Bangor as Pastor of the Free Methodist Church. In 1973 the Fellowship of Independent Methodist Churches was formed and Rev. Stewart became the Pastor of the BIMC until 1980
Rev. Eric Lewis
came to Bangor in 1981 and served the Lord until 1991as Pastor. He was born in a little village called Godre r' Graig in South Wales. He became a Christian at the age of 19, met his wife and got married at 21. At the age of 23, along with his wife Beryl, he attended Bible College for 3 years in the centre of London.
He and his wife felt God calling them into full time ministry and their first church was in Sunderland in the north-east of England. A couple of years later they moved to the west of Scotland, to Adrossan, where he took up ministry in his second church. Over the last 28 years he has served the Lord in Northern Ireland. Firstly in Lisburn, then he came to the church in Bangor where he became our pastor for eleven years until we moved to become pastor of Christ Church, Abbots Cross.
Rev. Derek Maxwell
from of Co. Monaghan, was saved at the age of nine. He was trained in Bethel Bible College. Derek came to Bangor in 1992 after serving the Lord in Irvinestown Co. Fermanagh. In 2002 he felt the call of God to work with Slavic Gospel Association where he is Director of Field Ministries.
Rev. Eric Moore
came to the church in January 2004 He is married to Violet and together they have four children, Deborah, Andrew, Judith and Joel