Our church was formed on 5th September 1897 as a result of Charles Livngstone recognising the vast numbers of Govan people who had no faith in Jesus and were lost without him.
A group of 25 members formed Paisley Road Baptist Church and they called a street preacher named John Harper as their first pastor. The church grew as men and women came to know Jesus as Saviour.
Some years after he left Paisley Road Baptist Church, John Harper was asked to speak at the Moody Church in Chicago. He was travelling onboard the RMS Titanic, when on April 14th 1912 the ship struck an iceberg, with the loss of over 1490 lives.
Accounts of the last minutes of the Titanic sinking indicate that John Harper was leading men and women to know the saving grace of our Lord and Saviour before they drowned.