The Free Presbyterian work in the Ballymoney area was born out of evangelism in 1951 and since that time great emphasis has been placed upon reaching the people of the surrounding areas, both young and old, with the timeless message of the Gospel. During the ministry of Rev. John Wylie, Mr. Albert McAuley felt the call to open-air work in the Diamond in Ballymoney and he has continued there for over fifty years.
Currently open-air meetings are held on alternate Saturdays, first in Ballymoney and afterwards in Mosside. The association with Mosside began in the early 1980's when Mr. Albert McAuley commenced door-to-door visitation in the area.
The outreach continues in the summer with open-air meetings being organised for the Sunday afternoons in August. A major highlight in the outreach 'calendar' is the day around the coast when ten meetings are held in different venues including Dunaghy, Killyrammer, Bushside, Armoy, Ballycastle, Ballintoy, Portballintrae, Bushmills, Portrush and finally Portstewart. Generally there have only been about five or six people in the team for the first nine venues with a few more joining for the last meeting. However, on 31st August, 2002 an amazing twenty-two helpers came, half of them being new converts. It was a day of real blessing!
For pictures from this years 'Day of Open-Airs' please go to the Photo Gallery.