Robroyston Church is a relatively new church, having grown from being a home church plant in 1998 to become full status in 2017. We are an evangelical congregation within the Church of Scotland, and so we believe that the bible (Old and New Testament) is our supreme standard and sole authority on matters of faith and life - being the inspired word of God - and the Westminster Confession of Faith is our subordinate standard.
As a church our mission statement is threefold:
• To know and love the God of the Bible.
• To know and love each other.
• To share the knowledge and love of God with others.
Jonathan was raised in Northern Ireland but has lived in Scotland for many years. He is married to Judith and has two young sons, Caleb and Ethan, and a baby daughter, Rosie-Joy. After graduating in 1997 from St Andrews University with a BSc he worked for several years in mental health, homeless and drug & alcohol projects, and completed a PG Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies at Paisley University. Returning to study, he was awarded a BD by Glasgow University in 2007. On completion of his ministry training Jonathan was called to minister in Robroyston Church in January 2009.
Robert was born in Robroyston and raised in Glasgow where he lives with his wife Kim. They have an adult son, Colin, and a grandson, Jay. Robert has enjoyed an interesting and varied career, starting as a research technician in Glasgow University before completing an apprenticeship in scientific glassblowing, and then moving to a Glasgow secondary school where he worked for a number of years as an ICT technician. Robert, a Lieutenant in the BB, has always had a keen interest in youth work. After taking early retirement he embarked on a course of study at ICC and was awarded a Diploma in Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology.
Phil was born in Dundee but has lived in Glasgow for the past 6 years and teaches Physical Education at a local secondary school. He is married to Kirsty and has a young son, Jonathan, and a baby daughter, Hannah. Phil grew up attending an evangelical Church of Scotland and has been a member of Robroyston Church since January 2011.
I live locally in Stepps and have attended Robroyston Church of Scotland since 2010. With an instrumentation / engineering background I have worked in Africa (1971-74) and I lectured in Civil Engineering at University of West of Scotland (1993-99). As a church minster with the Free Methodist Church for 17 years I served as a schools chaplain in Cadder, Summerston and Whiteinch primary schools. I have been involved in IT since the 1990's and I am currently a development director with a compliance software development company. As an older member of the leadership team I aim to be approachable and encouraging with a listening ear. My personal ministry focus within the church is to encourage practical Christianity among adults and youth.
I have been attending Robroyston Church for a number of years and live locally. I was born In Glasgow and am married to Janet and have two children. I studied at Glasgow University, gaining an MA in Social Sciences with Diploma in Social Work and am currently employed as a Social Worker in the Glasgow area. I work with children, young people and their families who are experiencing difficulties with their circumstances and behaviour.