Meet the leadership



Ian is originally from Chelmsford in Essex where he was based for much of his life. After leaving school at 16 Ian drifted from job to job and eventually getting caught up in the drug culture. This cost Ian 16 years of his life addicted to heroin and methadone. After becoming a Christian in 1998, Ian spent 3 years in South Wales at the Teen Challenge rehabilitation centre where he completed the programme, and then worked as a support worker and outreach worker for 2 years. Whilst at TC Ian met his wife Lisa who had moved to Wales from Liverpool.

Ian and Lisa were married in 2004, and now have two daughters, Melisha 8 and Esther 7. In 2001 Ian entered Regents Theological College where he obtained a BA (Hons) in Applied Theology. Ian was accepted as a Minister in Training with Elim in September 2003.

Ian’s first ministry position was as Associate Pastor at Thundersley Congregational Church where he oversaw the small groups and pastoral care. Ian was at Thundersley for 9 years before taking up the position as Senior Pastor of Clydebank Family Church. Ian moved to Clydebank to take on this new role in May 2013 and is excited about what God is doing within the church family and the community of Clydebank.