It was in the summer of 2003 when Pastor Ralph Locke and his
wife Margaret moved to Camposol on the Costa Calida, with the
vision of planting a church in this beautiful region of Spain.
The first meeting took place in August of that year in the Camposol Golf Club lounge with only four people present. With several changes to the venue and a ten fold increase in the congregation things have moved on since then.
The Olive Branch Christian Fellowship is an evangelical church which falls under the wings of the I.G.O. (International Gospel Outreach).
We meet every Sunday morning for a service led by Ralph. The meetings are informal, lively but reverent, where people can come to praise God. Holy Communion is taken for those who have accepted Jesus into their lives.
It is also Ralphs policy to invite guest speakers on a regular basis, and what a wonderful experience it has been for us all to hear so many gifted and annointed men and woman of God speaking of how he has worked in their lives. We have been privilaged to hear speakers from as far away as U.S.A. and Guatemala.
Newcomers will find the atmosphere warm and friendly, and will soon feel at home. If you are christian looking for fellowship or new to the area, or even a non-Christian with something missing in your life and would like an opportunity to get to know Jesus come along to our service on Sunday and meet other Christians, who knows you might have a change of life!
Being a fellowship, continuing sharing is very important, and therefore Sunday services are often followed by having lunch together, either in a local restaurant or at Ralphs house, or a picnic on the beach in the summer. We also meet during the week for "Rediscovering the Bible" and for Prayer time. ( See events for times )
Ralph's goal is to purchase a building or land in order to build on, to establish a church where we can meet to praise Jesus, and to use as a base to reach out to people over a wider area and so spread the good news of the Bible. The fellowship also offers councelling, home or hospital visits, and assistance with transport for hospital visits etc.
Please feel free to contact us for a chat, advice or questions or just come along on Sunday and meet up with us.