Life, faith and leading into the future. Conference for those aged 14-21.
Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society.
Elaine is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society. The work of the Society is to support Bible work (translation, production and distribution) around the world and to encourage Bible engagement in Scotland. Elaine is not only enthusiastic about people having a Bible in their own language, also in helping people understand it and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through it. The focus of Elaine’s work has always been to encourage people to know God better as they interact with his Word.
Elaine’s previous employment has been with Scripture Union Scotland and the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship. She has a degree in Behavioural Sciences (psychology) and worked for 18 months in a psychiatric unit.
Elaine says fresh air, exercise, good coffee, stimulating friends and food go into making a great day! Elaine is originally from Cumbria. She now lives in Glasgow, works in Edinburgh and supports the Scottish rugby team!
Lead Pastor, Hillview Community Church, Aberdeen.
Martin is married to Lynsey and they have two kids, Bethany (14) and Jacob (11). He is one of the pastors of Hillview & Kintore Community Church in Aberdeen/shire. His first connection with the church (then ‘International Baptist Church’) was back in 2002, where he served for five years as Pastor for Youth & Worship. After a few years working with inter-church ministry, Souled Out, Martin returned to IBC in 2011 to help the church ‘replant’ as Hillview. In 2017, the church family was extended through the planting of a new congregation in nearby Kintore. Martin is a huge Liverpool fan, a bit of a tech geek, and enjoys movies and music.
A new collective of some of Scotland’s most talented folk musicians, Celtic Worship is a Scottish Music Worship ministry which blends traditional and contemporary Christian Worship music with the powerful sound of Bagpipes, Whistles & Fiddle. Their mission is to combine their working life as professional musicians with their deep love of Jesus and their passion to share God’s love through their music. The band is comprised of Scottish musicians from many different backgrounds and styles including: Steph MacLeod, Mhairi Marwick, Scott Wood, Chris Amer, Naomi Stirrat, Gus Stirrat, Neil Paton & Ifedade Thomas.
Celtic Worship first performed during Celtic Connections at Adelaide Baptist Church in 2017, and since then, they have performed in Scotland, Norway and Sweden.
After capturing half a million views on their online videos, their much anticipated debut album ‘Homeward’ was released in March 2019.