Staff & Volunteers
Rev Andy Longwe was inducted to LCPC on Saturday, 5th February 2022. We are delighted to welcome him, his wife Marina and their two children, Theo and Ellie, to the congregation. Andy moved to LCPC after six years as minister of Cumbernauld Free Church.
Andy was born in Mzuzu, Malawi and grew up in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He studied at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. After completing his studies, he worked for Cornerstone Free Church in Edinburgh whilst doing an MTh. When he has spare time, Andy enjoys reading history, watching football, meeting new people and drinking coffee!
Elders: In addition to our Pastor, we have two additional elders who administer the government of the church and meet the spiritual needs of our members. The Kirk Session is made up of Mr Dick Haffenden (Session Clerk) and Mr Peter Fraser.
Deacons (pictured): We currently have four ordained Deacons who carry out the work of mercy ministry in the congregation and attend to the material running of the church. Our Deacons are Mr Calum Campbell, Mr Peter Huey, Mr Bob Keay (Clerk to the Deacons’ Court), and Mr Jack Shannon.
Laura Bol has served voluntarily as our Church Administrator since 2014. Organising rotas, preparing service sheets and answering everyone’s questions about the day to day running of the church are just some of the things she does! Originally from Canada, Laura speaks English, Dutch, Afrikaans and is learning Portugese. Somehow, she also manages to fit in a full time job at London City Mission.
Jennifer McCullough has looked after the congregation’s money since 2008. She pays the bills, prepares annual accounts, keeps up to date with the Gift Aid scheme – and a lot more. She does this on a voluntary basis and with no financial or accountancy training she has successfully learnt everything on the job! Jennifer also works full time, and is actively involved in her local Scout group.
There are many others who are instrumental to the running of our church. Stewards, musicians, singers, creche carers, Sunday School teachers and assistants, tech team members, tea/coffee makers, lunch organisers… the list goes on!