Founding Father


Dr Oliver A Lyseight


Dr Oliver A. Lyseight


Rev Dr. Lyseight became a Sunday School teacher, then Superintendant and Parish Youth Director to nine churches. He subsequently became a pastor. From 1951 to 1953, Dr Lyseight preached among the immigrants in the West Midlands, UK. The first public service was held on 20th September 1953, at a rented hall of the Y.M.C.A in Stafford Street, Wolverhampton, consisting of seven members. In the early days, the church would meet in various places to worship such as school halls, clubs, Town Halls, Church Halls, front rooms of residential homes, and garages. In fact, anywhere one could congregate for worship.

Rev Dr. Lyseight was officially appointed the first National Overseer of the New Testament Church of God by Dr. Paul H. Walker, the Executive Secretary of World Missions in June 1955.