Leadership Team

Jim McGillivray - Pastor

Jim McGillivray

I came to EMBC as Pastor in 1998.  I was ordained in 1979 and have served as pastor in 2 previous Churches.  I am married to Joan and have two children: Stuart, who is married to Lynsey, and Joanne who is married to Ricky.  My leisure pursuits include, reading, golf, cycling, hill walking and skiing.…

Mark Cairney

Mark Cairney

I came to EMBC as Pastor in 2006.  I previously worked as a Social Worker before completing my pastoral studies in Calgary, Canada.  I am married to Morna and we have two children, Jessica and Lauren.  My desire is to see people connect to a life changing and growing relationship with God the Father through Jesus…

Irene Arton

Irene Arton

I head up the Church Life Department. I have two grown up daughters, Louise and Joanne. I have recently retired and am looking forward to being a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games this summer and to becoming a ‘shared care’ foster carer. I enjoy encouraging people in their Christian walk and finding opportunities to connect…

Janette Booth - Mission

Janette Booth

I have attended EMBC from age 11, first through Sunday School and then Bible Class. I invited Jesus into my life when I was 15 and have continued since then to worship and serve Him in this place. I am a nurse, married to Eric, who I met in Bible Class. We have two grown…

Al Burt

Al Burt

I am married to Lynsey and we have two great boys, David and Callum. I love music and spending time with my family and friends, as well as helping anyone in their journey to and of faith in Jesus. I am responsible for ensuring discipleship happens within East Mains. This encompasses Alpha follow-on, our Baptismal and…

EMBC Leadership Team

Jim Diack

Married to Laura, we have four great children, a wonderful son in law and two grandkids. I’ve attended EMBC for as long as I can remember. I love music, both listening and playing. I enjoy relaxing with family and enjoy the odd game of Golf.  Together with Laura we spend many a Saturday following the…

Ray Higgins

Ray Higgins

Tell us a bit about yourself: I became a Christian in my teens through the witness of friends who attended East Mains Youth Fellowship and going to Christian events for young people. Today I can testify to God’s faithfulness in that He has helped me raise my family (I have 3 grown-up children) and enabled…

Simon Jeacocke - Alpha

Simon Jeacocke

I am married to Joanne and we have 2 daughters Rachael and Nicola. We joined East Mains Baptist Church in 2009. I love sport, the outdoors and helping to run Alpha. I am responsible for our Mission Department which includes Alpha, The Marriage Course, The Parenting Course and the Overseas Mission Team. My vision is to help people share the transforming love of God with their…

Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall

I am responsible for the Finance Department. This department encompasses all matters relating to Finance, Gift Aid, Legal, Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG), Health & Safety and Property. I am ably assisted in Property and PVG by two members of the Church. The Department vision is to ensure that EMBC is fully compliant in all…

Stephen Robertson - Life Groups

Stephen Robertson

I support  the Life Group team who in essence comprise, Al Burt, Colin Campbell, Stuart Fisher, Ann Robb, John & Gillian Hardy, Joanne & Ricky Gray, Paul Brightey and Duncan & May Laird who all host/lead groups. Our aim is to love God, love one another and love our neighbours. Each night during the week…