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Congregation

We are a lively family of all ages who gather from all over Aberdeen. Many who are working for a short time here from other countries worship with us, as do many students. We are building strong links with the local community, other churches in the area and the varied crowds who pass by our increasingly open door. We enjoy a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns and songs when we gather on Sundays. Children, young people and older folk are very much a part of the family here and all play an active part in the life of the fellowship. It is our pleasure to welcome newcomers to Gilcomston from any church background or none.

We aim to be a learning church, engaged in God's mission in this world, positive about the city in which we live. As such, our core activities are learning from the Bible, praying together, caring for one another and communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ on the street and community and around us.

We hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith; we recognise liberty of opinion on those things that aren't part of the core of the Christian faith. We try to measure everything by what we read in the Bible.

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Congregation

Inside Gilcomston Church

 

Ministry Team

Dominic SmartDominic Smart was born in Yorkshire but has lived in Scotland since 1979 and has been the Minister at Gilcomston since 1998. He was previously a Minister in Dundee. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as the Keswick Convention as well at universities and other venues. He is a visiting lecturer at the Highland Theological College. Dominic and his wife Marjorie have four children and a dog. He became a Christian in 1973 after a gospel meeting in Bradford City football ground, and for many years was involved in United Beach Missions. He has written several books, including When We Get It Wrong, on failure; Grace, Faith and Glory, on the Bible's antidotes to legalism; and Kingdom Builders and Kingdom Growth on the book of Acts (all published by Authentic Media), 40 Days with Jesus and 40 Days with David (published by Christian Focus Publications). He likes jazz music and Indian food and roasts his own coffee (yes, he's hooked!).

Andrew KeuerAndrew Keuer
Andrew was born in Texas but studied and worked in California and Michigan before moving to Aberdeen in 2011. He is currently writing a PhD thesis in theological ethics at University of Aberdeen. He has served on the ministry staff of several churches in the States and now serves part-time at Gilcomston. In his down-time, Andrew enjoys the company of his best friend (and wife) Lydia and their two children.

Hannah ForbesHannah
Hannah was born in Glasgow but her family now lives in Dingwall after
a spell in the North of India. She's in her final year of Spanish and Linguistics
at the University of Aberdeen. She wants to be a speech therapist some day and loves to sew.

Rosie McKie
Rosie is our Church Administrator. She was baptised in Gilcomston as a Rosie
baby and loves Aberdeen so much that she has never felt the need to
move away from the city. She has been at Gilc all her life so has a fairly
good knowledge of the Gilc building and its people. Rosie trained as a
primary teacher and after having two children of her own (Chris and
Claire, now adults) she taught in a local Playgroup before joining the
staff at Gilc. In her spare time she enjoys having coffee with friends of
all ages, reading, and hill walking in the Lake District.

Graham Wintour
Graham Wintour works with Andrew and Hannah with young adults in Graham
Gilcomston. He was born in Aberdeen and has enjoyed spending most
of his time in this sparkling city. He had a brief sojourn to Chester and
Edinburgh to complete his veterinary studies. During this time God
introduced Graham to his wonderful wife, Tineke. They now have a son
called Zephaniah. Since becoming married he has worked for a few years
and is currently undertaking a course in Biblical Studies. As a family, they
enjoy playing pool, throwing tennis balls at each other and relaxing in the
Scottish outdoors.

Iain Hepburn
Iain Hepburn arrived from the Western Isles in 1996 and has been largely living in Aberdeen ever since. After completing his Old Testament PhD he lectured in a number of settings Iainprimarily at the International Christian College in Glasgow. Teaching and preaching engagements have seen him working in a wide variety of conferences and churches. This included Gilcomston of which he is a member, and where he has attended with his wife since 2007. Iain is currently dividing his time between working part-time in a Primary school, part-time at the church and full time as a father to his two wee boys. Despite this he still carves out enough time for his favourite pastimes; teaching Hebrew, being a member of the Society of Old Testament Study and heading up security at the Hebridean Celtic Music Festival.