West Church Staff

As you visit West, we want to send out a warm welcome as we draw people in and make them feel at home. We are a genuine community, caring for one another with wholehearted commitment as we serve together showing real growth as we acknowledge Jesus Christ in all our ways.

Ministers

Rev. Charles McMullen

Rev. Charles McMullen

Charles was called to West in 1999 from Legacurry Presbyterian. He enjoys teaching as well as being alongside people to share the love of Christ with others. Charles works in conjunction with the Elders to provide overall vision and direction for the Church, he also heads up the Worship team. His favourite Bible text is John 3:30 ͚He must increase; I must decrease͛.

Rev. Andy Galbraith

Rev. Andy Galbraith

Andy was called to West as our Associate Minister after serving as our Assistant Minister and most recently Minister at Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church. Andy works closely with Charles and oversees Café church and Alpha. Andy also heads up the Mission & Outreach team.

Andy Heron

Andy is our full-time Pastoral Associate who works closely with those who volunteer pastorally within West including Church Visitors, Senior Care Team and other Pastoral Care groups. Andy brings a wealth of experience to his role in heading up the Pastoral Care team.

Rev. Jim Hagan

Rev. Jim Hagan

Jim works with West two days a week visiting the elderly and housebound as well as helping with Prayer Ministry. Jim is a retired Presbyterian Minister and is very much an evangelist who uses every opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Rev. David Bailie

Rev. David Bailie

David is our Minister Emeritus, our Minister who started it all off over 50 years ago and led West Church from 1961 to 1998 building it up from a church plant to a large and vibrant congregation. He is now enjoying a busy retirement with his lovely wife Rhoda and family.

Youth and Childrens

Sonia Mawhinney

Sonia Mawhinney

Sonia is our Youth and Children’s Associate who oversees and has vision for the whole exciting area of Youth & Children’s Ministry. Sonia has boundless energy and has a real passion to share the love of Jesus Christ with the youngest baby to the oldest teenager who steps into West. Sonia works alongside our uniformed organisations, Crèche, JClub and Mums & Toddlers groups.

Andrew McClelland

Andrew McClelland

Andrew is our Youth & Children’s worker who works extremely closely with Sonia and our teenagers. Andrew oversees Young West, Coffee Bar and Small Groups

Worship

Gillian Caughey

Gillian is a second generation organist, who, as an expression of her own openness and versatility, also delights in playing well know praise songs or creating her own compositions. She expresses her service in many ways, drawing up praise rotas or coming alongside team members with pastoral concerns.

Administration

Stephen Cully

Stephen Cully

Stephen is our Church Co-ordinator. In a large congregation with so many activities and organisations, it is hardly surprising that there is such a large administrative task. Stephen works steadily and faithfully, conscientiously and energetically behind the scenes to ensure that the various jigsaw pieces of West somehow fit together into the full picture.

Elaine Ward

Elaine Ward

Elaine has been working as our Church Secretary for over 19 years. During that time she has built up a vast knowledge of what happens in West and the membership.

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl works in our Office where among many other responsibilities are the editing and production of our West Life magazine. Cheryl also gives much of her spare time to the Church as our Girls’ Brigade Captain.