Global Cities

Hebron Baptist Church has partnered with the IMB to support London. London is a global city with a population of 8.6 million people. London claims itself as the capital of the world. The Guardian newspaper confirmed London has become “a world in one city,” finding major and minor ethnic/language communities throughout the city: Algerians, Bangladeshis, Chinese, Indians, Iranians, Jamaicans, Nigerians, Pakistanis, Poles, Russians, Somalis, Sri Lankans, Turks, Vietnamese — to name only a few groups. Two strangers bumping into each other by accident have a less than 50 percent chance of belonging to the same racial group in some United Kingdom (U.K.) cities, the newspaper reported.

 “Altogether, more than 300 languages are spoken by the people of London, and the city has at least 50 non-indigenous communities with populations of 10,000 or more,” wrote Guardian reporter Leo Benedictus. “Virtually every race, nation, culture and religion in the world can claim at least a handful of Londoners.

The majority of people in the U.K. have never heard the gospel and have little access to the true gospel message. For instance, it is reported that if you are in your 20's in the U.K., there is a 97 percent chance that you are not a believer and have never met a follower of Jesus in your entire life! If you’re intentional during your time in London, you will consistently find opportunities to meet people who’ve never heard the gospel. To learn more about the City of London, check out this London City Guide.