Meet the leadership

Ian

 

Ian is originally from Chelmsford in Essex where he was based for much of his life. After leaving school at 16 Ian drifted from job to job and eventually getting caught up in the drug culture. This cost Ian 16 years of his life addicted to heroin and methadone. After becoming a Christian in 1998, Ian spent 3 years in South Wales at the Teen Challenge rehabilitation centre where he completed the programme, and then worked as a support worker and outreach worker for 2 years. Whilst at TC Ian met his wife Lisa who had moved to Wales from Liverpool.

Ian and Lisa were married in 2004, and now have two daughters, Melisha 8 and Esther 7. In 2001 Ian entered Regents Theological College where he obtained a BA (Hons) in Applied Theology. Ian was accepted as a Minister in Training with Elim in September 2003.

Ian’s first ministry position was as Associate Pastor at Thundersley Congregational Church where he oversaw the small groups and pastoral care. Ian was at Thundersley for 9 years before taking up the position as Senior Pastor of Clydebank Family Church. Ian moved to Clydebank to take on this new role in May 2013 and is excited about what God is doing within the church family and the community of Clydebank.    

Steph

 
Steph

Steph is originally from Johannesburg South Africa. Whilst working in a neighbouring town called Richard’s Bay in a factory basement Steph gave his life to Jesus and his life was radically changed. Since that time Steph and the family have known God’s goodness and leading in their lives.

In 2001 the family moved to Clydebank, which was where Steph’s wife Jane was originally from. Step is married to Jane and they have to grown up children, Kirstie 24, and Stephen 23.

In 2006 Steph and the family began worshipping at Clydebank Family Church where they continue to serve. Steph is a member of the leadership team and is the deacon responsible for evangelism. Steph now works as a maintenance engineer at Chivas Brothers.   

 

 
 

 

Margaret

 
Margaret

Margaret was born and grew up in Clydebank. She spent her working life working at the Singer factory in Clydebank. Whilst going to the local Baptist church in 1952 Margaret attended a Billy Graham rally where she encountered Jesus for the first time and surrendered her life to Him when she was just 11 years old.

She continued to worship at the Baptist church until 1960 when she attended a crusade led by Alec Tee at the Clydebank town hall. After the crusade the Elim church Clydebank was planted and Margaret soon sensed God calling her to become part of this new church plant.

Since then Margaret has served the church faithfully, and for many years ministered in the Sunday school. Margaret has three grown up children, Matthew, Eunice and Simon. Margaret continues to serve CFC faithfully, and now ministers as the deacon responsible for pastoral care within the church.