What is the FGB?

Full Gospel Businessmen UK and Ireland began in 1952, in response to a vision given to Demos Shakarian, a Californian dairy farmer.
The vision was to present the Gospel through the testimony of businessmen, in the setting of a meal.
The best-selling book "The Happiest People on Earth" describes the full vision.

The fellowship has now grown to over 4,500 groups located in almost 160 countries around the world.
To "Empower Men for Life" is our main purpose is to reach and reveal the power of Christ to men through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our full Mission Statement is defined under the following headings:
• Reach men of all nations for Christ
• Reveal the power of Christ to men through the power of the Holy Spirit
• Offer Christian fellowship
• Mentor and nurture Christians
• Bring greater unity to the Christian church
• Equip men for the great commission
We are an arm of the church:
Full Gospel Businessmen UK and Ireland is not a church, and we are not independent of the church. We are simply an evangelistic, outreach arm of the local Body of Christ.

Our membership is drawn from the many and varied Christian Churches. We believe that the wider the representation of all Christian churches, the better.
Visit the national FGB website at:


Published: 03/04/2006