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What We Believe

We are a community of people who are followers of Jesus.  Our aim is love Jesus, love our community and love one another.

We are part of the Church of Scotland and we believe the traditional teachings of Christianity as revealed in the Bible.  These include:

  • There is one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - who has made the world and is still in charge of the world He has made.
  • Humans have a unique place in God's world as we are made in His likeness.  However we all do things which are wrong and all bear our responsibility for the things that are wrong in this world.
  • We can all be forgiven by faith in Jesus who died and took our punishment so that our wrong is completely dealt with.
  • Jesus Christ is God but also fully human.  He was born of a virgin, lived without doing wrong, died but rose again and ascended to be with His Father.  One day he will come to judge the world and to establish His kingdom.
  • God is at work in the world through the Holy Spirit.  It is He who points people to Jesus and who changes people so that when they follow Jesus they are enabled to be more like Him.
  • The Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is God's word and is the final word in all matters of belief and behaviour.
  • The Church is made up of all Christians throughout the world.  The church has been given the job of bringing the Good News of Jesus to all the world.
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Our Ministry Team

William Wilson
William Wilson

William Wilson

Minister
William is our minister, and has been at Burnside Blairbeth since 2006. Married to Mairi, they have two sons - Patrick and Grant. When he manages to grab a bit of spare time, their dog Barney enjoys a walk. He is also a faithful follower of Glasgow Warriors.

Les Queen
Les Queen

Les Queen

Pastoral Associate
Les has been a member of the Ministry Team since February 2006. He supports and assists William with the pastoral care of our members, and oversees the pastoral care visitors. He is involved in many church activities and leads the monthly prayer group for pastoral concerns. Les is married to Frances and they have two grown up daughters and are grandparents to Alastair and Emily.

Melanie Ziegler
Melanie Ziegler

Melanie Ziegler

Community Outreach Worker
Melanie joined our team in 2015 and is involved in sharing the good news about God with our community, both by doing this herself and by helping the congregation to do this in different ways. Originally from Germany, Melanie worked with a church in Wales before coming to Glasgow, and while there learned to speak Welsh, and walked all around the Welsh coastline. She now spends her days off walking the Scottish coastline!

Alan Hudson
Alan Hudson

Alan Hudson

Facilities Coordinator
Alan looks after the buildings on a day to day basis, and provides a welcoming face and practical assistance for all the users of our premises. Before starting at Burnside Blairbeth in 2015 he worked for 15 years as a joiner. Alan and his wife Diana have two young children who keep them busy. When he finds the time, Alan enjoys playing drums and guitar (not at the same time), watching Queens Park FC and going to rock concerts.

Andrew Polson
Andrew Polson

Andrew Polson

Director of Music

Andrew was appointed as Director of Music at Burnside Blairbeth Church in 2001. He is a full-time musician who at age 12 was awarded a Scholarship to study at the Music School of Douglas Academy. His music and worship leading has taken him all over the world. In addition to his music work, Andrew also is managing director of Revival Radio Ltd and is a leading councillor on East Dunbartonshire Council.

Andy MacArthur
Andy MacArthur

Andy MacArthur

Church Worker

Andy is from East Kilbride.He studied Youth and Community Work at the International Christian College from 2011 to 2015 and during that time was on placement at Claremont Parish Church. From 2015 – 2017 he was Youth Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Hillhouse Hamilton. He is now employed as Church Worker overseeing and developing how the church works with young people, children and families.