What is FGB
The Full Gospel Businessmen in the UK & Ireland (FGB for short !) is made up of Christians from all church backgrounds, who organise meetings in hotels and restaurants where men share their experiences of how God has changed their lives. Our goal is to testify to the power of the living God in our world today. We link with many similar FGB groups currently operating through over 6,000 chapters in around 160 countries world wide. The FGB seeks to link all Christians together under the single banner of God's love and to encourage them in the evidence of the power of God's Spirit at work today.
The various Chapters across the region of Full Gospel Businessmen (or FGB for short) hold dinner meetings which are open to all men and women to attend. After dinner guest speakers are invited from a wide range of professional and business backgrounds to share about what a difference it makes to their lives to have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
These Christian speakers do not preach and the Chapters of FGB are not churches, but FGB seeks to give an opportunity to all who come from any church or non-church background to hear something of the reality of the presence of God and His power at work within our lives.
How It Began
In 1952 Demos Shakarian, a dairy farmer of Armenian parentage living in California was concerned about the lack of men attending churches. He believed that God was calling him to begin something new-bringing men together in hotels and restraunts to hear testimonies of other business men. This was the beginning of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. The Fellowship's remarkable and unique history is told in the best selling Christian biography by John and Elizabeth Sherrill. "The Happiest People on Earth". This book can be obtained through the FGB UK & Ireland National Office at Knutsford, through the FGB On-line shop, or from any FGB Chapter or Christian bookshop.
Our Regional FGB Mission is:
- To work with and for local Christian Churches to reach men and women in our locality for Jesus Christ.
- To call men and women back to God and encourage them to be involved in a local Christian Church.
- To encourage all believers to be baptised in the Holy Spirit, and use the Gifts of the Spirit.
- To provide an opportunity for Christian Fellowship and outreach ministry in the Kingdom of God.
- To bring a greater unity among all people in the body of Christ.
FGB UK & Ireland are associated with the Full Gospel Global Forum (www.fg-gf.net) for networking, fellowship and mutual encouragement: many national organisations across the globe, closely knit, but loosely associated - One in the Spirit !!