Some have wondered why the name 'ELIM' was adopted. Probably two things influenced George Jeffreys' choice. Many churches in his native Wales had biblical names - Bethel, Bethesda, Carmel, Shiloh and so on.
Amongst these there were numbers of 'Elims.' Also, before coming to Ireland, he had often preached at a mission hall in Lytham in Lancashire called "Elim Mission" and chose to use the same name.
Though not original, the name Elim was appropriate. The biblical Elim (see Exodus 15:27) was an oasis in the desert, visited by the Children of Israel on their long journey from Egypt to Canaan. It was the intention of those early Elim pioneers that the churches they established should be, like their biblical counterpart, places of rest and refreshment to men and women on the journey of life.