About Us

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Our Vision

Our vision can be summed up in one simple statement – our desire is to be disciples, and to help others become disciples of Jesus.


We have seven deacons on our Leadership Team –  Kirsty Buchan, Peter Candlish, Alex Carduff (Church Secretary), Allison Ferguson, Louise Hastie (Treasurer), Don McKie and Lorna McLean.

The day-to-day running of the church is overseen by our Administrator, Joe McCrum.



Pastor: John Craib

Our pastor, John Craib, has retired after 27 years of faithful ministry.

We are grateful for all that John brought to us, and wish God’s richest blessing on him and his wife, Carina, as they move into a new season in their lives.

We are also excited to look forward to the arrival in the summer of our new pastor, Roland Cohen.

Roland, his wife Mandy, and their three young children will be coming to us from South Africa.


  • We believe in the existence of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God in three persons.
  • We believe that out of his love for us, God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ to earth.
  • We believe in His virgin birth, perfect life, His death and bodily resurrection, whereby he paid for the sins of humanity.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour of the world, that He will return to the Earth, and that through belief in Him, all can inherit eternal life.
  • We believe in the in-dwelling power of the Holy Spirit, who strengthens and enables us to live out the Christian faith, and who reveals God’s will to us.

What is a Baptist?

Baptists are Christian believers with certain distinctive beliefs:

  • We believe in the centrality of Jesus Christ in our lives, and that through Him, we can draw near to the Father and receive from Him the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that its teaching is central to the Christian life.
  • We believe that all Christians are equal, and we strongly support the the right to religious belief free from interference or oppression by states and governments .
  • The most distinctive feature of a Baptist church is our practice of baptising believers by fully immersing them in water, as the early Christian church did.
  • We believe that the act of baptism symbolises a person’s death to their previous lifestyle and their rising up to newness of life. Thus baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the outward sign of a believer’s faith.