Gavin is the lead Pastor, having joined the team as associate pastor at Carryduff, in September 2017. Previously he served the Elim Church movement in Brookeborough Elim, after serving bi-vocationally in South Belfast Elim, whilst completing his training. He brings a wealth of life experience to his Pastoral role having worked in various leadership roles vocationally.
Gavin desires that all would feel welcome, accepted and loved within the church community. He is a teacher, preacher, mentor and friend who is passionate about helping and equipping everyone to live life to their fullest potential in Christ.
Gavin is married to Sara and together they have three boys, Jacob, Thomas and Matthew. As a family their desire is to love and serve others, trusting and believing that as they do so lives would be transformed with the love of God within the Carryduff community and beyond.
Pastor Gregg was accepted as a Minister in Training in November 2019 and Carryduff Elim is his first posting. Gregg has joined the team to look after youth ministry in the church and alongside his fiancee Vicky are bringing a wealth of experience working with young people. He previously was part of the team in Coastlands Elim Church, Holywood spending close to 5 years working establishing and building the youth work there.
David comes with a wealth of over 30 years experience, more than 20 of which being Senior Pastor at the Ulster Temple, Belfast. David and Hilary “retired” to Carryduff Elim in 2012 and was quickly prompted to come alongside his lifelong friend and colleague George. David has been married to Hilary for almost 50 years. They have 3 grown up and married children and 8 grandchildren.
David’s areas of ministry are pastoral care, teaching and community initiatives.
Jeff is married to Irma and they have one married daughter and 3 grandchildren. Both Jeff and Irma are used in the ministry of intercessory prayer in Carryduff. Jeff and his family have been part of Carryduff Community Church since it was planted in early 1980s.
Brian is married to Ann and they have one son, Jonathan. Both Brian and Ann spearhead Healing Rooms in Carryduff. Brian is also Ireland Director for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, (ICEJ) standing alongside Israel and the Jewish people.
Robert (Rab) is married to Jacqueline and they have 4 grown up boys, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Rab’s areas of ministry are Connect, evangelism and pastoral care. Rab is also an active volunteer with “Street Pastors.”