In the 1990s a group of missionaries to Spain, together with others in the UK with a vision for overseas mission spent time praying and waiting on the Lord for confirmation of what they were sensing – that the Thomas family (who, at that time, had already been in Spain for more than a decade ministering to expatriates from a Spanish-speaking church base) were being called by God to plant an English-speaking Church, with evangelical - charismatic values and practices in South-Eastern Andalucía. The Fellowship of The King grew out of that time in obedience to the prophetic words and confirmations received throughout that period, and was planted with the blessing, commissioning and encouragement of the leadership of the Centro Evangélico in Motril (in the province of Granada) and the Kingfisher Network in the UK. As time has passed several congregations have been planted and it has become apparent that the Fellowship’s mission was to be wider than simply to English-speakers; there are now a number of groups that are either bilingual or Spanish-speaking.
Fellowship of The King Mission Statement:
Our vision is to plant and establish a network of Evangelical Charismatic congregations, in the Spanish provinces of South Eastern Andalucía, which will be Christ-centred and have as its basis a full expression of Biblical Christianity through the worship, discipleship, fellowship, prayer and mission of its members.
Our mission is to prayerfully take the gospel of Christ to everyone in our area through personal contact and witness, through a caring involvement in the community and through all other such means as are appropriate to the end of making disciples.
Working closely with the Thomases are Peter and Uschi Hornlein, retired Lutheran pastors and former misionaries to Ethiopia. They have been in Spain for many years under the auspices of Leuchtfeuer, a mission to Spain based in Kassel, Germany. In addition to leading a German-speaking group and supporting other German pastors in the area they bring a strong ministry of encouragement and pastoral care across the Fellowship’s various groups.