Rodney Stout – Pastor
Rodney comes originally from Orkney and spent his childhood growing up on the family farm. He is married to Janette and they have two grown up children, James who is married to Cat, and Judith who is married to Rick. They also have a granddaughter named Beth who likes to visit with Grandma and Grandpa whenever she gets the chance. (They like it too)!
Rodney is one of ten children and he was brought along to church by Christian parents from childhood and committed his life to Christ when he was 10 years old. Having spent three years in the building trade after leaving school he went on work in a local power station for twelve years. Having sensed the call of God into fulltime pastoral ministry he gave up a very satisfying career in the electricity supply industry to pursue theological studies when he was thirty-one.
His has served in Pastoral ministry in three Baptist churches in Scotland all in the central belt area, the most recent being Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edinburgh where he was an associate pastor, with responsibility for the pastor care of the congregation for six years.
Having been approached by the elders and congregation of BBC in September 2011 he accepted a call to join them in ministry and was commissioned to the role of Senior Pastor in May 2012.
His personal aim in life as a disciple of Jesus is to know Him more and serve Him better. His pastoral ministry objective is to fulfil the Great Commission, and to equip the saints, by making disciples who can make disciples. As well as enjoying preaching and teaching God’s Word he is committed to mentoring other men in their walk and witness as followers of Jesus.
Paul Coles – Youth Pastor
Paul grew up in a caring Christian family in Ontario, Canada and began to trust Jesus with his life when he was about 15 years old. He studied Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Redeemer University and then York University, Toronto and now lives in Ballynahinch with his wife and two daughters.
One of the greatest contributors to his life’s development, other than his family, was Christian Summer Camps. He spent the last 8 summers and his last full year in Canada working for Muskoka Woods Sports Resort, doing everything from skateboard instructor to programme director and finally youth and community worker with Chartwell Baptist Church. He has been on this side of the Atlantic since 2000 and has managed The Edge Youth Centre, worked with Livada Orphan Care in Romania and now is here at bbc.
He loves Jesus and wants to inspire and challenge people to find abundant life in His grace and to be His good news to the world around them.
Val Dumigan – Church Administrator
Val became a Christian in 1986 whilst at Carolan Grammar school. She has been married to Gary for 23 years and has three children. Hannah 22, Joshua 18 and Megan 10. She was born and raised in a Christian home in Northern Ireland. Val worked for C&C soft drinks for 19 years before becoming church administrator at BBC in 2011.
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Andy & Nina McNeil – Church Caretakers
Andy and Nina are married with two children, Danielle 24 yrs and Janusz 23 yrs . Nina became a Christian in 1983 and Andy became a Christian in 1986. Andy is originally from Temple and Nina has been a Ballynahinch girl since birth. Andy worked for Cameron Landscapes and Nina owned her own hairdressing Salon. From they were saved they have been volunteering with children and youth work. Nina established a Mother & Toddler group in Ballynahinch Congregational Church. Both have been involved in CEF Good News Clubs and Youth Challenge, helping run Camps & Boys Brigade. Currently they are Junior Youth and House Group leaders in BBC as well as BB Lieutenants in Ballynahinch Congregational Church. In 2005 they completed a 2 year full-time course and obtained Diplomas in Christian Service from Belfast Bible College. They worked for two and a half years for International Teams. Andy was Moblizer for Ireland/UK. Nina was Member Care Advisor. Their roles involved visiting/working with projects in Philippines, Africa, Austria & Greece, working with children/youth, refugees and people who were in the sex industry.
In 2011 they established a charity Baobab Christian Trust working in Kenya & Zimbabwe which they run alongside their care taking duties.