About Origin

Origin Scotland is an evangelistic youth ministry based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are dedicated to reaching students and young people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to promoting unity in the church through praise and worship events. Origin is a promoter and organiser of Christian events, and provides services to churches in Edinburgh and beyond in worship events, praise events, outreach events and event consultancy. Christian events are what we know best, through the Exile Band, the Exile Choir and the Exile Chamber Orchestra. You can read more online about how Origin is structured, check out our meet the team page, or download the Origin brochure.

OUR PASSION is to see students and young people reached with the love of Christ, and to see the church of Christ working together in unity for the sake of the Kingdom.
OUR VISION is to work together with churches to realise "common ground evangelism" to see lives changed and God glorified.


Council of Reference

George Verwer

Mr George Verwer

George Verwer is the founder of OM, one of the world's largest missionary organisations. He has a global itinerant ministry sharing his passion for world mission and inspiring thousands to reach others for Christ.

Frank Retief

Rt Rev Frank Retief

Frank Retief is a household name in South Africa, not just in Christian circles. Formerly the presiding bishop of the Church of England in South Africa and well known for his clear proclamation of the Gospel message.

John Brand

Rev John Brand

Formerly the European Director of AIM International (Africa Inland Mission), John Brand is a well-known preacher and Christian leader in the UK and in parts of Africa. He is currently principal of the Edinburgh Bible College.

Peter Grainger

Rev Peter Grainger

Pastor at large of Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh, Peter Grainger ministers to Charlotte Chapel's missionaries around the world, and heads a foundation aimed at developing the preaching skills of pastors and bible teachers - the 2Tim4 Trust.

Basis of Faith

  • the Divine inspiration, authority, sufficiency and total inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures
  • the right and duty of private judgement in the interpretation of the Holy Scriptures
  • the unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of Persons therein
  • the total depravity of human nature in consequence of the Fall
  • the incarnation of the Son of God; His work of atonement for the sins of mankind and His mediatorial intercession and reign
  • the justification of the sinner by faith alone
  • regeneration and sanctification by the Holy Spirit
  • the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked

Ministry Partners

Origin South Africa
Origin South Africa was founded in 2005 as a daughter ministry of Origin Scotland and has since grown into a strong ministry in Cape Town, founding the Cape Town Gospel Choir and holding praise and worship and outreach events all over the city.

Artists in Christian Testimony Intl
Artists in Christian Testimony Intl's ultimate objective is to see people around the world - as they come to Christ - worship God and express their faith in their own language and cultural style, while mobilising and training church and mission leaders to more effectively worship and communicate the Gospel through music and the arts. Origin Ministries USA was formed as a ministry department of A.C.T. Intl in 2012.