Since 1922, we have been sharing the message of Jesus through adverts in public spaces across the globe. With over 4 billion people travelling on public transport in London each year alone, we partner with organisations to run campaigns through print and digital across all mediums to reach people where they are.
We have been a mission since 1922, when we first literally put the gospel in the sky with aerial sky messages. Since then we have developed a ministry which places the good news before the travelling public, especially on train station platforms in regular campaigns.
Our main aim is to encourage, comfort and edify travellers with a message of hope and verses from the Bible which they can take with them on their journey.
We also offer a service to people who would just like a chat with someone who cares about them. You can call Jeff Potter, who is a full time Chaplain, based in London, knows people, and has helped many travellers and railway staff over many years of his missionary life.
BTPM is a registered charity in England & Wales. Charity number 235773
History of BTPM
The Bible Text Publicity Mission has a long history stretching back to 1922, including a time as the Gospel Sky Sign Mission, as it developed into its present arrangement.
Today, our main aim is to present the gospel on posters in public places to encourage, comfort and edify travellers along the way.
Our story is interesting and varied, but we have constantly been in the forefront of publishing the gospel on posters, and always been well cheered on by a loyal band of supporters.
Although we have been constantly vibrant and active throughout our history, the prewar record of the Bible Text Publicity Mission has largely been lost. Second world war documents held by HM Charity Commission tell us:
‘The President, Mr Charles Phillips, reported with much regret the destruction of the Offices 43, Newington Butts, through enemy action on May 10th 1941, which resulted in the loss of all records, reports, and accounts of the Mission, together with the lists of subscribers’ names and addresses, Minute Book, correspondence files, etc.’
Subsequently, a meeting was convened at which Mr Phillips recounted the start of our work. Minutes were taken and the Charity Commission regard these minutes as our Governing Document.