During the 70s, a church planting team from YWAM Holmsted Manor, Sussex, travelled to Pembroke, South Wales and established a small church there. The church, having grown, and still running today, provided momentum for further visits during that decade – and on into the 80s – which gave an impetus to consider the possibility of planting long term YWAM work in Wales.
During the later half of the 80s several people began to seriously explore the idea of planting a permanent work in the South of the country which duly resulted in 3 couples beginning a work in Porth, right in the heart of the South Wales valleys in 1990-91.
Further staff joined and by 1993 a small team pioneered a second work in the market town of Llangollen up in the North of the country. With a continued emphasis on church work, discipleship groups were formed along with Alpha and 2nd level leadership courses. Over the subsequent years, YWAM schools such as the Operation Year and PCYM were also implemented.