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St John's Church, Linlithgow
Keith is the senior leader at St John's Church, Linlithgow, with 30+ years’ experience in full time leadership, working both in evangelism, church planting and leadership training.
In addition to his local church responsibilities, he has chaired the Executive and Council of Evangelical Alliance Scotland, DAWN Scotland, Leaders Together for Scotland and served on the UK Council of the EA. He is the founder and Senior Leader of the Scottish Network, a fellowship of leaders and a growing network of churches that seek to be missional and to plant relevant expressions of church throughout Scotland. Keith is one of the course tutors on Forge, an interdenominational course for radical church planters, as well as serving on the Executive of EA Scotland again.
Keith has a heart for unity and longs to see the church renewed and revived with many people turning to Christ in Scotland. He is married to Becky and they have three grown up children and seven grandchildren.
Chairman of 2gether Renfrewshire
Phil has helped lead and facilitate the Network for a number of years. He is an itinerant Bible teacher with a passion for preaching and equipping the church. He recently gained a Masters degree in Biblical Interpretation to help sharpen his skills for this ministry.
He also engages locally by being part of Life Church, Paisley and leading 2gether Renfrewshire (encouraging unity and churches working together in the Paisley area).
He is an artist and president of a local art group. Julie, his wife, often joins with him in his travels and they both enjoy walking, canoeing and being Grandparents.
Rupert moved to Edinburgh in 1989 to study at University (first maths, but later ended up with a theology degree) and has never left! Most of Rupert’s working time is spent on staff as one of the leaders of Community Church Edinburgh. He is also involved in training leaders of other churches, particularly around issues of conflict in churches and leadership groups, and facilitates groups and leaders, helping them to find healthy ways of working together and discerning God’s leading.
He is married to Pippa, and has three children; Toby, Caspar and Jemimah.
Bill is married to Sally and together they have served and led North Berwick Christian Fellowship since 1997 having initially planted the church. They have two grown-up sons. Bill enjoys leading worship, reading and seeing people exercising their gifts.
He regularly sings and plays (with other Fellowship performers) at a respite unit for individuals with neurological illnesses as well as a local day centre for the elderly.
Sally enjoys people and watching movies. They both enjoy going out on dates (with one another).
Leader, Upper Room, Glasgow
Lecturer in New Testament;
Course Leader, MTh Ministry in an Urban World
Nazarene Theological College, Glasgow Learning Centre
Wes is married to Cynthia and they have five children and four grandchildren, all raised primarily in Glasgow, Scotland.
He grew up as a missionary kid for 17 years in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents served in medical missions.
After serving as a pastor in the United States, Wes and his family moved to Glasgow in 2001 to start The Mosaic Community, a church-plant of Christian Associates International, where he continues to serve in leadership and teaching.
He holds a PhD in Political Theology from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana) and a DMin from Denver Seminary. Wes loves the odd mix of jazz and Gustav Mahler.
James is married to Yvonne, and they have four children and a Dalmatian dog. The family moved to Bishopbriggs in 2016. James was ordained as a pastor in 2011, after seven years leading The Ark in Ayr, a pioneering youth initiative of twelve local churches.
He studied Theology at the International Christian College and then Alcohol and Drug Studies at Paisley Uni, before becoming a community drugs worker. He also undertook additional studies at the Scottish Baptist College before becoming a Baptist minister.
He enjoys quality time with family and friends, motorcycles, music, and politics. He has a special concern for prisoners, addicts, and others on the margins of society and believes the local church is God’s way of bringing His Kingdom on the earth.
James serves on the national team for The Turning – a movement empowering local church leaders and their churches in evangelism and discipleship. His passion is to mobilise missionary disciples to see the nation of Scotland transformed by the love and power of Jesus, and to go to the ends of the earth with the Good News – the great commandment and the great commission!
Hilary is part of the leadership team of Tabernacle Scotland, and teaches with Filling Station. She is a qualified Streams Ministry teacher and has taught courses in several nations. She created a course called Kingdom Mechanics, with the aim of helping people understand how prophecy works with other gifts, particularly the gift of leadership and administration. She is passionate about friendship with God, how He sets us free and sets us in the Body of Christ. She loves to lead people into a greater connection with the God who is already inside them, and watch that bring deeper understanding of identity and gifting.
She embraces change and challenge! Her pioneering gift has seen her in many vocations, from rescuing playgroups to being a midwife, managing CLAN Gathering to teaching courses and seminars. She has been married to Andrew for 23 years and they live in central Scotland with their family and a wee dog.