As a church we are led by an Elders group who are as follows:
John Macleod (Pastor)
John has been the Pastor at Allander Evangelical Church since December 2009. Prior to joining us at Allander, John was a Church of Scotland Minister in Ayrshire and then Interim Minister in Nassau, The Bahamas. John is responsible with the other Elders for the overall leadership of the church and has a particular responsibility for preaching and teaching at our Sunday services and other groups. John is married to Carol and they have two teenage children, Andrew and Bethany. John is also a trustee of Children For Christ, a Christian missionary organisation working in Romania to share the gospel with children and young people.
Ian has been a member of Allander for over 40 years and has served as an Elder since 2007. Ian is responsible with the other Elders for the overall leadership of the church and is also the Church Officer with responsibility for the maintenance of the church building and premises. Ian and his wife Margaret, who leads the Toddler Time groups, have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Sandy has been a member of Allander since 2012 and served as a Deacon from 2016 before being appointed an Elder in 2018. He has responsibility for pastoral care within the church. Sandy and his wife Janice have three sons and six grandchildren. My interests are gardening, reading, history and football.
Jim has been a member of Allander for over 30 years and served as a Deacon from 2016 before being appointed an Elder in 2018. He has responsibility for the maintenance of the church building and the Pastor’s home. Jim and his wife Alyson have two children and four grandchildren.
Others take responsibility for different aspects of the work in the church. For example:
Pastoral Matters – Pastor John Macleod; Finance, Stewarding and Facilities – Ian Baird; Prayer Chain – Flora MacInnes; Bible Study – Howel Jones; Missionary Outreach -Sandy Allan; Property – James Flett; Ladies Afternoon Meeting – Christine Stephenson; Toddler Time – Margaret Baird; General Enquiries – Jim Gourley; Web Site – Manuel Aldegunde; Sound & Vision – Manuel & Ava Aldegunde; Advertising – Howel Jones/Janice Allan/Jim Gourley.