Leadership team

Below is a list of our Elders (spiritual shepherds) and Deacons (practical servants) who together make up our leadership team. The leadership team also act as trustees for the registered charity of Glenrothes Baptist Church for OSCR.

  • Rev. Jacob Brothers (Lead Elder)

    Originally from Kentucky, Jacob was brought up Southern Baptist in the USA. Hearing the gospel, Jacob came to know Christ and was baptised at 7. At 19 the Lord called Jacob to the ministry. He was licensed and ordained, and has pastored various churches in Kentucky and Indiana. In 2010 Jacob was called as Lead Pastor of Glenrothes Baptist Church. He earned a Bachelors degree in Biblical and Theological studies from The Moody Bible Institute, Chicago in 2007 and is currently completing his MTh dissertation at the Edinburgh Theological Seminary. Jacob has been happily married to his wife Brittany since 2001, and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters Natalie and Emma. Jacob enjoys singing, playing guitar, and travelling. 

  • Rev. Matthew Marshall (Elder)

    Matthew Joined us as assistant pastor of missions in August 2015. 'GBC' had been supporting Matt and Lorraine and their 2 kids; Elijah and Annabelle for almost 10 years while they served as missionaries to Romania, before they returned to the UK. Since returning Matthew has been serving with GBC and now serves as Associate Pastor and has recently graduated from his studies with Crossland Seminary. 

  • Gavin Thomson (Elder)

    Gavin serves part time as the Children and Youth Pastor in GBC. Having previously served as an elder in the church before moving to Edinburgh with work. Gavin returned and began serving as one of the church pastors in August 2018. Gavin is married to Joanna and they have 3 beautiful children; Emily, Felicity and Noah. Gavin also works part time with Scripture Union.

  • John Belton (Elder)

    'Johnny B' recently married his wife Rachael Belton. Together they share a heart and passion for young people and the Gospel bearing fruit among the nations. They both serve extensively in the areas of discipleship and evangelism in the life and ministry of GBC. John is an agronomist, working with many local farmers. Rachael is a local primary school administrator.

  • Colin Roworth (Elder)

    Colin has served at GBC for over 40 years. He and his wife Sue have three adult children and six beautiful grandchildren. Colin recently retired from his work with the Banner of Truth in Edinburgh. At GBC Colin has served in various roles (the church treasurer for over 30 years), and preaches from time to time. He has a passion for theology, church history, and the glory of God.

  • Isobel Carlin (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Vulnerable Member Care, Isobel coordinates the practical care of our vulnerable members. From visitation to transport, Isobel has a passion to see the love Jesus in action through GBC. Isobel is retired and devotes her life to serving others.

  • Helen Clarkson (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Resources. Helen is responsible for the stocking of church resources and the oversight of the church library. Helen works for Local government in pensions.

  • Stephen Galbraith (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Operational I.T, 'Stevie G' is responsible for all information technology and systems within GBC. This includes the training and rota's for services and events. Stephen works for an international finance company in Edinburgh as a senior programmer. Stephen is married to Sativa and they have one daughter; Adalyn.

  • Mark Grant (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Communications. Mark is responsible for the churches online presence and promotion of services and events. Mark is married to Jane and they have 2 grown children. Mark works as a head of language department teacher.

  • Luke Higdon (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Mission, Luke organises various mission events and organises the church mission team who are responsible for local and international mission. Luke currently works with Pioneers ministries here in the UK. Luke is married to Helen and they have 2 children; Ellie and Samuel.

  • John Lamond (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Building Preparation John oversees the readiness of the facilities for the various events and groups that use the building. This team also ensures our Health and Safety compliance. John is married to Ruth and together they have 3 Children.

  • David McNamee (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Buildings Maintenance David is responsible for the practical maintenance of the properties owned and operated by GBC. David leads a team that make sure everything is working and well presented. David runs his own tiling company and is self-employed. David is married to Laura and they have one son Isaac.

  • Russel Robertson (Deacon)

    Russel is currently enjoying a period of sabbatical from his normal duties as Deacon.

  • Loma Robertson (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Administration Loma takes care of our church office, coordinating, reporting, and ensuring everything just runs smoothly. She works with a team of faithful volunteers who support this vast work. Loma is married to Russel and they have 3 children.

  • Andrew Beveridge (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Finance, Andrew acts as the church treasurer and takes care of financial accounting and record keeping as well as official reporting to government bodies. Andrew is married to Rebecca and they have one daughter; Lucille. They are expecting a second child in June 2019.

  • Laura McNamee (Deacon)

    Serving as Deacon of Praise, Laura is responsible for the praise band and the organising of various aspects of our church praise. Laura is married to David and they have one son Isaac. Laura works with Bethany Christian Trust.

  • Lisa Marshall (Deacon)

    Lisa serves as Deacon of Connect and is responsible for the ways in which our church fellowship connect with each other, in their service to the Lord and within the community in which were placed. Lisa is married to Stash and they have 3 children. 

  • Alastair Stenhouse (Deacon)

    Alastair serves as Deacon of Children and Youth. His main responsibility is to practically support the various children and youth ministries in GBC. Alastair is married to Jan and they welcomed their first daughter Rachel in November 2018.