Pictured below some leaders of St Andrews Baptist Church
Deacons are appointed by the church to serve the church by spiritually leading the administrative management of the church. They are the legal trustees of the church and are responsible and accountable* for its good governance.
Jesus said, I am among you as one who serves (Luke 22:27). If you want to find out more about the biblical basis for the role of Deacon, take a look at Acts 6:1-7. Or if you want to find out about the qualifications for anyone who serves in the church in this way take a look at 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
In St Andrews Baptist, deacons serve for three years and must then be re-affirmed by the Church Meeting. They are the legal trustees of the church and are responsible for the management of church facilities and to ensure church financial operations are properly accountable. They ensure that all ministries of the church are accountably operated and resourced in line with our constitution.
- Cameron Bathgate
- Ken Cochran
- David Harrison
- James Hawes
- Jacqueline Mercer
- Abi Ngunga (Pastor & Chair)
- Janet Richardson (Church Secretary)
- Matthew Thornton (Treasurer)
- Chris Walker
- Nicole Yule
* The Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) holds trustees personally responsible for the good governance of a Scottish Charity. Our charity registration number is SC 008794
Elders are appointed by the church to devote themselves to prayer, ministry of the word and pastoral care.
The work of the Elders is important to the life of the church. They focus on advancing the Gospel through discipleship and mission, encouraging every member to be a proclaimer of the great message of Christ's life, death and resurrection. If you want to find out more about the biblical basis for the role of Elder or find out about the qualifications for such a role, take a look at the following texts from the Bible: 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Titus 1:6-9
Here's a more detailed rundown of what Elders do in SABC:
Pray for the church fellowship and pastoral issues.
Teach and encourage Christian discipleship.
Oversee pastoral care for the fellowship.
Uphold church discipline lovingly as defined in the Scriptures.
Keep the Great Commandment and the Great Commission before the church.
Encourage Gospel mission locally and globally.
Oversee membership matters in the church
Plan preaching and prayer services.
Encourage those belonging to SABC to recognise, develop and use their spiritual gifts.
In St Andrews Baptist, Elders serve for three years and must then be re-affirmed by the Church Meeting.
Currently serving Elders are -
- Fiona Barnard
- Paulus de Jong ( Worship and Family Pastor )
- Jane Harrison
- Steve Holmes
- Tamara Knudson
- David Moffitt ( on leave )
- Abi Ngunga (Pastor and Chair)
- Angus Ross
- Clayton Rowe
- Tricia Tooman