Our West Coast Ministry
Church Planting + The Open Heaven Network + Helping Ministry Happen

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Al & Tricia Smillie

Al and Tricia have been serving with Global Outreach Mission since August 2013 in Scotland. Surprisingly, Scotland has only 2.5% of people going to church. It used to be a strong ‘sending nation’  to the world but now it has become a mission field herself. 

During their first term (4 yrs) they began a community based church called Lighthouse in the West Highland Villages of Mallaig/Arisaig.

In the midst of church planting, Al and Tricia were overjoyed to see that God was beginning to open hearts to seek Him throughout the coastline.

 God led them along with a handful of leaders to create a network, later called Open Heaven,  which consisted of multiple gatherings for the sole purpose of seeking God. 

This network has been used of God to see individuals restored, a number of churches revived and initiatives begun to renew the wider community. 

Currently the Open Heaven Network covers close to half of the West Coast of Scotland connecting many isolated churches and communities.

God is calling Al and Tricia to return to Scotland for a second term to help lead the Open Heaven Network, begin new churches and expand His kingdom along the West Coast of Scotland.

Their son Kierran continues his Engineering Studies at McMaster University in ON, while their daughter Alyssa studies Music Performance at a Glasgow College in Scotland. God continues to endear both children to make Scotland their home.

Luke 4:18,19:  “to preach good news to the poor..to proclaim freedom to the prisoners…recovery of sight to the blind…to release the oppressed…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour!”