Big Red Bus

OM Ireland’s vintage double-decker bus travels throughout the country providing free Bibles, tea, coffee and conversation to local people. 

The Big Red Bus is used in partnership with local churches and communities to be a versatile, mobile space for ministry and evangelism.  

While serving on board OM ships for four years, Mike Mullins saw first-hand the impact of the ships as they sailed from port to port bringing knowledge, help and hope.  While on board, Mike developed a vision for a double-decker bus in Ireland that would function much like a ship on wheels. In the late 1990’s, Mike and his wife Aster were offered a double-decker bus and the ministry took off. The original bus and its later replacement were both used as a location for school programmes, puppet shows, a mobile coffee shop, and a place for local people to gather.  

Over the years, the role of the Big Red Bus has shifted. Since 2020, the Bus has become a mobile evangelism tool, a place that offers communities a gathering spot for free Bibles, tea, coffee and fellowship. It is used as a tool to share the good news of Jesus Christ in communities across Ireland. To find out more about partnering with the Bus, just contact us.