Mission To Ethiopia



Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Because of poverty and hardship many people see life as hopeless and without any future. We explain to them the answer is found in God’s plan for their salvation, through the saving grace of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

By God's grace and under the leadership of Jim McClelland, and the Pastors and Members of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast, a large work is underway in the village of Karifu.

The complex consists of a 2000-seater church, a school, a clinic and a bakery - a holistic approach to help the people of this area in their spiritual, educational and physical needs.

The Church was officially opened in 2007, by Dr. James McConnell, senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast.


The church is Pastored by Bezabih a local Servant of God who is seeing great growth in the church.

We want to say a big thank you to Pastor Bezabih and his wife Mercy, our missionaries in Ethiopia and thank them for their dedication and commitment in reaching souls in their country.


With the Church, School and clinic open, this phase of the building work is complete, but the real task of helping transform the lives of these people is only just beginning.

Thank you for your prayers and support for the children and people of Ethiopia.

May 2015

On April 30th this year we held our annual Gospel Concert to a packed Minor Hall. We had a wonderful night of music, singing and fellowship, and a beautiful tribute to our founder of the Ethiopia Outreach, Jim McClelland. 

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A Big thank you!

A big thank you to James and Lauren, who have returned home after two and a half years serving in Ethiopia. While theye were there they helped Bezabih establish a youth programme and bible class for the children. We appreciate their hard work and dedication and we wish them God's richest blessing for the future.

Baptismal service, Sunday 3rd March

It was a great delight last Sunday (3rd March) to have one of our biggest baptismal services so far! 28 people in total went through the waters of baptism, 25 of them were young people, many of whom have come through our school and learned the gospel there.


Ethiopia Update 2013

We have had a year of progress and blessing at Metropolitan Tabernacle Ethiopia. 

It has seen the establishment of a Theological College at our compound in Debre Zeit with the purpose of training and equipping young men and women to serve Christ all over Ethiopia and beyond. 


February 2013 Update

The start of 2013 at MTE has seen the arrival of the Christmas shoebox gifts, much to the delight of the children, as well as the provision of a new school uniform for each child.

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