Jim Fleming is TFM's new evangelist in Northern Ireland. Jim will split his time between doing mission and outreach work for TFM and working for Seagoe Parish Church, Portadown, Northern Ireland on a church plant in the local Killicomaine estate.
"I was brought up in a ‘semi-Christian’ home with my Mum being a firm believer and my Dad only coming to faith after I was married. I attended Sunday School, Methodist and Pentecostal churches and Boys’ Brigade. It was on the way home from a Boys’ Brigade Camp in Cornwall 1982 that God reached out and saved me. However, my journey to try and become a Disciple of Jesus has taken a very long time. I did serve in the Boys’ Brigade for over 20 years but it was only when I was led into getting involved with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in 2009 that I started to seriously look at evangelism.
The CAP Centre I managed was the first in Ireland and we were blessed to see many respond to the Gospel message. I then went on to complete TFM’s Society of Contemporary Evangelists Course at the end of 2015 and I was licensed as a Down and Dromore Diocesan Evangelist on St Patrick’s Day 2016. Whilst training I had the pleasure of volunteering on Irish TFM Missions with both Richard and Roger.
I am married to Janet (also a Down and Dromore Diocesan Evangelist) and we have two (almost grown up) sons Andrew and Luke.
Mission in Ireland
"On 1 August 2017 I commenced full time work as an Evangelist with TFM and Seagoe Parish Church, Portadown, Northern Ireland. Roger Murphy, TFM's associate evangelist, and I continue to pursue mission opportunities across the island and are working towards partnering with churches and Dioceses to see lives won for God’s Kingdom.
At Seagoe Church I am tasked with working and bringing the Good News of Jesus to an estate in the area called Killicomaine. It is my passion to build relationships with unchurched individuals and have the enormous pleasure of sharing the best news ever conceived with them!"