Ministry Staff


Rev. Dr. Alasdair Black | Senior Pastor

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07920 090 198

Alasdair Black is the Senior Pastor of Stirling Baptist Church. He came to Stirling in 1997. Prior to that he had worked abroad in the USA and Holland as well as in the south of England.

He studied at New College, Edinburgh and Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

He is married with two children.

Rev. Rosey McFarlane | Pastor of Integration and Prayer

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07894503174

Rosey has been involved in full-time ministry for many years, starting off in Inverclyde as a full-time youth worker, then with Youth for Christ as their Church Resources Co-ordinator. Rosey has been on the staff team at SBC since 2007.

Rosey is married to Kirk and they have two spaniels, Holly and Poppy.

Rev. David Gooding | Executive Pastor

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07889 631 119

David is our Executive Pastor and has been part of Stirling Baptist since 2011.

David studied at the International Christian College in Glasgow before completing a postgraduate in teaching religious education. Since 2007 he has been working in full-time church ministry. He is married to Susie and they have two children, Amy and Ben.


Rev. Rab Donald | Pastor of Community Involvment

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07889 631 114

Having been in SBC as a teenager Rab returned in 2012 as Community Pastor. Rab studied Divinity at Aberdeen University and most recently before joining the team worked with Glasgow City Mission where he helped set up and manage the Night Shelter for those experiencing homelessness.

Brian Gooding | Regional Pastor and Director of Pastoral Care

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07885 465 399

Brian joined SBC in 2014 as Regional Pastor for Callander and has also recently become our Director of Pastoral Care. Prior to joining SBC, Brian had a career in banking, worked in Gartmore House near Aberfoyle for three years and then, for thirteen years, was senior pastor of Seagate Church, Troon. He has an MA in Applied Theology having studied at Moorlands Theological College. He is married to Iris and they have five grown up children and eleven grandchildren.

Dr. Kathleen Forbes | Director of Family Life Centre Ministries

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07972 142 275

Kathleen Forbes is our Director of Family Life Centre Ministries. She is a trained scientific researcher and counsellor. Her desire is to see the Family Life Centre be on the front line of offering help, healing and hope to those who are hurting in our community. SBC Family Life Centre offers various ways to help support those who are struggling and thereby strengthen family life in our city and beyond. She is married and has three teenage sons.


Rob Fraser-Binns | Pastor (Under 25's)

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07889 631 113

Rob is our Pastor (Under 25’s), meaning his main focus is the heading up our children, youth, student and young adult ministries at SBC. He is passionate about reaching out to the younger generation of Stirling whether that be through our youth base Level One, encouraging students to discover God’s purpose for them during their time here or seeing young adults grow in community with each other. Ultimately though his dream is to see each person grow deeper in their relationship with God.

Originally from Yorkshire, Rob has been at SBC since 2012 and is currently studying for his Theology Degree at the Scottish Baptist College.

Ruth Morris | City Centre Chaplain

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07889 631 112

I have been a Christian since I was 8 years old and I have loved the journey with God! Originally from Australia, I have now lived in the UK for nearly 10 years with my husband and son. My work has ranged from youth work, counselling and homelessness. In 2013 I took on the position of City Centre Chaplain. The role is to support, listen and care for, the staff in the local shops and surrounding businesses.

This is wonderful privilege where I can share in people’s lives and journey with them. I love my job, spending time with friends, laughing and living in Scotland!

Jo McIlwaine | Youth Worker

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07736 880 275

Jo has been involved in various aspects of youth ministry as a volunteer since becoming part of SBC in 1999. She is passionate about reaching the young people of Stirling, to see them encounter the love of God and grow in their relationship with Him. She joined the staff team in 2015 as our youth worker, having been an English secondary school teacher for 12 years. Jo is married to Connor and they have three children.


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