As Baptists we believe 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.
We are delighted to have Amie as our Pastor serving alongside the other Elders, she is currently leading us through Vision Planning.
Margaret primarily looks after the Pastoral Care of the Fellowship.
Jim heads up the Preaching team and the Building Project Funding Team.
Joyce is responsible for the administration of the Eldership.
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 children's 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).
Kathleen is our Church Secretary. She is responsible for the administration of the Church and communication with external bodies.
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. She also co-leads Family, Food & Fun with Christine.
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 serves on the Welcome team. She also co-ordinates External Events which take place in the Church building and co-leads Family, Food & Fun with Carol.
Trish is our Safeguarding Officer and the contact for any concerns over vulnerable people.
Fraser heads up our Children's and Youth programme.
Certain other people in Leslie have significant roles but are not currently part of the formal leadership team.
Ross Tulloch heads up the Worship Team and is a gifted musician.