As Baptists we beleive that all believers have access to God and have gifts to use in His Service, nevertheless certain individuals have been recognised as particularly blessed with gifts of Leadership.
At LBC we believe both men and women can serve as Elders, and they carry responsibility for the spiritual welfare of the Church. Every member has responsibility in this, but the Elders are recognised and affirmed by the local congregation as having been chosen by God to oversee and lead the church.
Margaret primarily looks after the Pastoral Care of the Fellowship.
Jim heads up the Preaching team.
Joyce is responsible for the Pastor Selection Group.
Alan is Chair of the Trustees and is responsible for Governance.
Our Deacons are elected from within the congregation to serve in a range of crucial roles within the church – dealing with money, distributing practical resources, managing property, social events, administration, youth and childrens work, coordinating housegroups, evangelism, world mission etc. Our Deacons work closely with the Elders and other members of the church to help make things run smoothly. Two key Deacon roles are those of Church Secretary (responsible for the administration of the Church) and Church Treasurer (responsible for the finances of the Church).
The position of Church Secretary is currently vacant but we are very grateful to Kathleen Dick for keeping things going in the interim.
Evelyn is our Church Treasurer and oversees the finances of the Church.
Carol is Assistant Treasurer and assists Evelyn in managing the finances of the Church.
Evelyn looks after our Housegroups programme and also oversees the Toddlers group that meets on a Monday and a Friday.
Rona is the Property Deacon. In this role she spends a lot of time liasing with utility companies, vendors and tradesmen to ensure the Church Building is well maintained as well as carrying out some of the smaller tasks herself, often with the help of her husband George.
Christine served as Church Secretary until recently and will be taking up a new role after the Summer.
Mark heads up our Childrens and Youth programme, assisted by his wife Kirsty.
Lillias is responsible for Missions and in particular keeping in contact with our Missionaries.
Certain other people in Leslie have significant roles but are not currently part of the formal leadership team.
Trish is our Safeguarding Officer and the contact for any concerns over vulnerable people.
Ross Tulloch heads up the Worship Team and is a gifted musuician.