The pastors of Carrubbers have specific remits, to prepare the Church's congregation for works of service and to build it up as the body of Christ. They are ex-officio members of the board of elders but as employees are not regarded as charity trustees and are not involved in decisions which may cause a conflict of interest with their employed status (such as financial decisions).
Wayne is our Senior Pastor, a New Yorker by birth and originally an engineer by trade. He began his ministry at Carrubbers in 1991 as Student Pastor, and was called to be Senior Pastor in 1996.
Wayne serves as the senior pastor of Carrubbers Christian Centre. He was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, and born again by grace through faith in Jesus Christ in his first year of studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, at the age of nineteen. Following graduation with a Bachelor of Engineering degree he worked for the United States Department of Defense in the Submarine Silencing division of the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Centre, just outside of Washington D.C.
Wayne joined the Carrubbers team in 1991 as student pastor following graduation with a Master's of Divinity from Capital Bible Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is mainly responsible for Bible teaching and training along with the oversight of the pastoral ministry and church development at Carrubbers. Wayne is also the director of the Institute of Biblical Studies, a two-year Bible training programme that is open to all and offered through the church.
He has been involved in Bible teaching ministry throughout the British Isles teaching at conferences, churches and Christian Unions. He has also taught for many years at the Golgota Bible School in Talmaciu, Romania. Wayne is married to Sarah and has two daughters, Rachel and Naomi.
David trained in the UK and joined Carrubbers in 2000 where he has been the associate pastor since.
David serves as the Associate pastor of Carrubbers Christian Centre in Edinburgh. He was born in Glasgow , has lived in Sheffield and Luton. Although brought up going to church, he became a Christian at the age of 17. After leaving School, David worked for two years in a sports centre, where he coached basketball, and played football, he now walks Digby his Dog for exercise!
David joined the Carrubbers team in 2001 as the associate pastor, with responsibility for the student ministry, and Evangelism. This followed graduation from The Bible Training Institute (Glasgow) in 1989 and pastoral ministry in Luton (1989-1992) and Currie (1992-2001). He is now mainly responsible for Evangelism, Dicipleship, training and church planting. David is also a trustee of the East of Scotland Gospel Partnership and teaches on Evangelism at the Institute of Biblical studies.
David has been married to Janice for 26 years and has two sons Euan and Murray (both in their twenties).
Pastor for Youth and Students
David began training for pastoral ministry at bible and theological college in 2010 and has been working with our students at the same time. He took on pastoral responsibility for Youth and Students in 2014. He also lectures and writes.
David is married to Kirsty and they work with the Students and Young Working community of Carrubbers.
After studying Law at the University of Edinburgh, David went on to study Theology at the Faith Mission Bible College and London School of Theology, while also training and working in church-based ministry.
His ministry is grounded in a love for God and His Word, and a desire to see young people equipped and released to live for God in all of life.
Our pastoral assistants are staff members, but are not on the board of elders.
The Pastoral Elders have primary responsibility for pastoral oversight of the congregation. The pastoral elders' meetings are chaired by the senior pastor.
The pastoral elders provide spiritual leadership for the church as well as as well as biblical counselling and oversight & nurture of our home groups. They are responsible for development and leadership, men and women's discipleship, prayer, and the preaching of the Word. The pastoral elders provide oversight for children's and youth ministry as well as the work of missions.
The ministry elders have primary responsibility for the individual ministries in the church & their nurture, development and leadership. The ministry elders' meetings are chaired by Eric J Scott.
The ministry elders are also responsible for Sunday services as well as implementing decisions which are taken by the board of elders that relate to church finances, the church building & fabric, security, and health & safety. They also provide provide day-to-day oversight of the protection panel.
As well as our paid pastoral staff we have a number of other staff who are either paid by Carrubbers or partner with us, while working for different organisations.