Tony Meehan was born in Anderson Town, Belfast, brought up surrounded by paramilitary activities, challenged by the Charismatic movement in the late 1970’s and the preaching of Derek Bingham. Did not complete training to become a Priest, had a difficult journey until he experienced a deeper experience of the presence and power of God.
Married now to Noreen and they have a son called Daniel, now working as a Pastor in West Belfast working in the Falls Road showing the compassion of Jesus to the disadvantaged.
Grew up in the Shankill Road, Belfast, surrounded by the troubles, with no church background, went to church youth activities just for something to do, challenged at 15 to give his life to Christ but wondered what about my friends and family, what will they think! Became a follower of Christ and trained as a Pastor and served, with his wife Kathleen, on Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland.
Jack was called to Pastor the Elim Church back in the Shankill Road where he has a passion to reach the disadvantaged. the New Life City Church is uniquely situated at the edge of a growing and developing downtown Belfast; situated at the lower end of the infamous Shankill and Falls communities of West Belfast. Often referred to as “The Church on the Wall” New Life City Church literally straddles the dividing line that separates the above communities and is actively and effectively working on both sides of the Wall, bringing people together through various community programmes, and ultimately seeking to unite people through personal faith in Jesus Christ.