In 1970 the village of Onchan was rapidly growing with new housing estates being developed. This was the setting for a small group of people to begin a local witness for Christ. On Sunday 8th March 1970 eight members and friends met together for worship. The venue was a hired hall, belonging to the British Legion and the Pastor was Rev. Matthew Else. Although the group was small in number, by the grace of God, they were enabled to pay a full time stipend. The Sunday School began with one child. The midweek Prayer meeting and Bible study were held in the homes of members living locally. A building fund was started.
Over the next three years the regular congregation increased to about thirty people. In 1973 Pastor Else began evangelistic work in Peel. He felt the call to lead the work of establishing a Church in Peel, becoming their first Pastor in January 1974.
In 1975 David Boadle was called by our church to the Pastorate. His ministry continued for the next 13 years.
The 15th April 1978 marked a major step in the life of the Church. Our new, purpose built building on Whitebridge Road, was officially opened. More meeting were started, with one for senior citizens and a youth club. The congregation continued to increase. On 3rd February 1990 Rev. John Gault was inducted as Pastor. He continued the work until he was called to return to his native Northern Ireland. From 19th September 1994 William Pickering was Pastor.
Presently the Church depends upon visiting speakers, but, by the grace of God, the Bible based witness continues in Onchan.