This is the second term as an Elder at Seagate, my prayer is that God uses us to enable the church to become a relevant and significant place where people can find hope in Christ.
I’m married to Jenny, who has stuck with me since school days. We have four great children, Calum 13, Laurie and Bryony 11 (yes they are twins) and Angus 7.
I’m from Kirriemuir, and in 1989 I left to go to Eastern Europe for a year to work with Operation Mobilisation. This was a life changing year for me as I saw God work through ordinary young people to bring hope to the hopeless and freedom to captives.
I studied theology at Glasgow Bible college for 4 years and was heavily involved in the Navigator student ministry in Glasgow as well as playing football in the Churches league (badly !).
After bible college I became the Youth worker at Seagate and the Meadowgreen foundation as a Youth Worker. I worked for Seagate and the Meadowgreen foundation for four years, this was a great time as we had a great group of young people and volunteers who were all journeying in their growth in Christ.
I now work for North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership as a Senior Manager and coach Calum’s football team as well as doing a little CBT therapy on the side.
I greatly desire that the church and its people become a place of healing, freedom, comfort and hope for those who are lost.
I have been the pastor of Seagate Church in Troon since August 2014. I am married to my lovely wife Heather and God has blessed with the gift of two beautiful girls, Lucy and Niamh.
Originally from the beautiful country of Northern Ireland I came to Scotland for university in Dundee – where Heather and I met.
Before becoming pastor of the church I completed the Cornhill Training course part-time while working in Glasgow as a solicitor at the same time.
I am absolutely committed to continuing to grow Seagate Church as a loving, Christ centred, God glorifying community of Christians who have been saved by grace and who passionately desire to share the Good News of the Gospel with the wider community here in Troon.
One of my usual haunts in Troon is Lido (right beside the church) and I am always happy to meet with people for a chat and a coffee anytime.
Please just feel free to call or email me and arrange a time to meet.