Sureway International Christian Ministries was founded in 1906, as one of the first “Pentecostal churches in the United Kingdom”. This church has its roots and development in the Pentecostal revival that started at the dawn of the 20th century. Approaching the close of the 19th century, the emergence of economic, moral and political influence on the Christian frontier worldwide increased to alarming proportions. This influence of the world on the churches took many forms – departure from the faith, formalism, believers based on church membership rather than spiritual birth, etc. The effect of all these was that the spiritual state of Christendom reached a very low ebb while complacency and sophistication amassed in the denominations. Not least affected was the way in which ministers of God were obligated to be trained in academic and theological schools. God’s answer to this erosion in Christendom was the Pentecostal revival, which culminated in the early 20th Century.