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

Right Rev. Dr. 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. His favourite Bible text is John 3:30 ‘He must increase; I must decrease͛.
Charles has been elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for 2018/19.
To read Charles’ reaction to this appointment click here

Rev. Andrew Gill

Andrew was called to West as Moderator’s Assistant at the beginning of June and will work alongside Andy Galbraith with preaching, pastoral care and heading up the Mission and Outreach team.
Andrew, from South Dublin, joined us from First Carrickfergus Presbyterian where he served as Assistant Minister. He feels a call ultimately to minister in the Irish Republic.

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, oversees Cafechurch and heads up the Worship Action Team.

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.

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.

Very Rev. Dr. Roy Patton

Roy has recently retired from Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church where he ministered for almost 24 years. Roy, a past Moderator joins our staff team as a Pastoral Assistant and will be visiting members of our congregation as well as preaching one Sunday each month.

             Worship                                         Youth and Childrens

Gillian Caughey  – Director of Worship

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.

Andrew McClelland

Andrew McClelland

Andrew is our Acting Youth & Children’s Associate who is overseeing our Youth & Children’s ministry as well as working closing with our teenagers. Andrew heads up Young West, Coffee Bar and Small Groups

Victoria Croft

Victoria is our Children’s Worker who is responsible for children from 0-11 years. She will be responsible for many of the activities this age group will attend including Creche and JClub.

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.

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl works in our Office as one of our Church Secretaries, where among many other responsibilities are the editing and production of our West Life magazine as well as heading up the Communications sub-group of Committee. Cheryl also gives much of her spare time to the Church as our Girls’ Brigade Captain.

Wendy Dobbin

Wendy has recently joined the office team as one of our Church Secretaries, working 2 days each week, bringing with her a wealth of administrative experience from her previous employment. Wendy is also a busy mum to 3 young girls.