Meet the Team
Although originally from Edinburgh, Glasgow has very much got ‘under my skin’ - you CAN take the boy out of Edinburgh, it seems! In my ‘day job’ I serve as minister at St George’s Tron Church of Scotland in Nelson Mandela Place, and my involvement as a Street Pastor gives me the chance to engage with the life of the city centre by night as well! In my spare time, I enjoy family, films and good food!
I am an enthusiastic evangelist for good causes and have found Street Pastors to be the perfect good cause. I have spent my life fixing things and have learned (the hard way) that it's God's job to fix people so I now just try to set the scene for Him to do just that with as little interference as possible from the world - including myself.
I worked as a schoolteacher for 23 years before sensing God was asking me to do something new with my life. The opportunity to work with Street Pastors has allowed me to use the skills developed over the years in a different context and to express my compassion for people and demonstrate in practical ways the love that Jesus has for them. Married to Nancy, we worship at Mosspark Baptist Church. My other passions in life are music, walking and keeping fit.
Secretary, Cycle Pastor Coordinator
I am originally from Greenock although have spent the last 30 years living and working in Glasgow. Married to Lorna, we have two children Lora & Kris and have a granddaughter Charlotte. I’m a member of Newton Mearns Baptist Church. I’m a keen golfer and retain my Greenock connection with a season ticket to watch Morton.
As a Christian from an early age, I have been involved in many groups who have had as their objective to help and give support to young and vulnerable people. I have been a Glasgow Street Pastor since its inception in 2009 and have found it to be a very rewarding.
Prayer Pastor Coordinator
Willie is the co-ordinator of Glasgow Prayer Pastors and an accountant who worked in academia prior to retirement. He belongs to Newton Mearns Baptist Church where he is a house group leader and is also a member of the Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers Association. He enjoys reading and photography and following the misfortunes of Partick Thistle.
I have lived and worked in Glasgow all my life and am passionate about the wellbeing of the people of our city. I became a SP when we first formed and have retained my belief that we can and do make a difference. We are part of a team with one another strengthened by God's love and sharing that love with each person we meet.
I am the Community Worker at Knightswood Baptist Church and also teach in a local Primary School. I have been a Street Pastor since the initiative started in Glasgow. I love the privilege of showing Glasgow we care. No two nights are ever the same! Whenever I have opportunity, I like going to gigs, travelling and drinking coffee with friends.
Street Pastor Teams