The Sunday morning service is at DBCC at 10.30am and livestreamed online via the DBC YouTube channel at DBCC Gillbrae. Also, remember that you can visit the YouTube channel at anytime after it has been posted up on to our site.
Sunday evening services are held at 6.30pm in DBCC.
In addition, short evening reflections are available on Wednesday evening at 9pm. You will be able to access the Sunday worship and other short video messages/ reflections at DBCC Gillbrae.
Created to Worship – Matthew 22:37
We believe that we are firstly Created to Worship the one true and living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our worship includes the whole of our lived experience within and outwith the context of church. We believe that God is calling us to be an inclusive Christian community made up of people who have found salvation through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Commissioned to Reach – Matthew 28: 16-20
We are Commissioned to Reach all those who do not yet know Christ, believing that salvation comes through hearing the Gospel good news proclaimed and by witnessing to the reality of God’s incarnational love, lived out in our lives on a daily basis. Within the church we are committed to genuine biblical Christian fellowship and discipleship, leading to maturity; and to the resourcing and enabling of local, national and worldwide mission.
Compelled to Serve – Ephesians 4: 11-13
We are Compelled to Serve – which includes everyone who considers Dumfries Baptist Church to be their spiritual home. This service will be costly, involving time, money and effort as we seek to support and respect one another’s needs, whilst reaching out with the same practical love to those living and working in the geographical areas in which God has placed us, corporately and individually.
ALISTAIR PURSS - Lead Pastor
Alistair was born and brought up in Irvine, Ayrshire. He is married to Sharon and together they have been in Christian ministry since 1991. Alistair has served as the Pastor of Brigadier Free Church, Enfield (1991-1995); Sawyers Church, Brentwood (1995-2005) and Senior Pastor of Bethany Christian Centre, Houghton-le-Spring (2005-2010). In November 2010 Alistair was inducted as Lead Pastor of Dumfries Baptist Church. Sharon works for the NHS and also enjoys serving as part of the music/worship ministry at DBC. Alistair and Sharon have three adult sons, Ryan, Kieran and Aidan, who live in Sunderland, Glasgow and Aberdeen respectively.
EOGHAN PATERSON - Pastor
Eoghan grew up in Whitburn, a small mining village near Livingston, West Lothian. He committed his life to the Lord at the age of 9 and enjoyed being part of a lively and thriving local church – Whitburn Gospel Hall. Eoghan studied Naval Architecture at Strathclyde University, then went on to train as a Maths teacher in Leicester. He started dating his wife Debbie while studying at University. They married in May 1994. Debbie worked as a dietitian for the NHS for 17yrs. In 2011 they both were given a clear call from God to leave their employment and study full time at Tilsley College. During their time at college God called them to serve full time for Him at Banchory Christian Fellowship Church in August 2013. Eoghan was then called by the Lord to serve as Associate Pastor at DBC which started on 21st October 2019. Eoghan and Debbie have 2 beautiful girls – Lucy and Rosanna. They love cycling, swimming and various team sports.
The Pastoral Care ministry within DBC exists to encourage, promote and develop within this church, Christ’s principles regarding genuine love for one another. Jesus said, ‘My command is this: love each other as I have loved you’ (John 15:12). To find out more see the Pastoral Care leaflet.
The church has a dedicated prayer team who are always willing to help. If you would like to make contact with the prayer team then please ask one of the welcomers on a Sunday.
There are also prayer cards available on the literature table in the auditorium which you can complete and leave in the box provided. You can be assured that your prayer requests are treated in strict confidence.
The Bible reminds us that everything we have is a gift from God and really belongs to Him, not to us (Psalm 24:1 and Deuteronomy 10:14).
God’s greatest gift to us was His Son, Jesus, who, by dying on the cross, took the punishment for sin that should have been ours. Paul encourages us to give generously to the church, not only in gratitude for this amazing gift, but also as a way of following Jesus’ example of generosity (2Corinthians 8:7-9).
Giving can take many forms: financial, time, talents, but whichever way we give, it is a key part of our discipleship.
The ‘Giving’ leaflet concentrates on financial giving. If you need more information on how to give in other ways, please speak to a member of the Leadership Team.
Giving to God cannot be restricted to pounds and pence.
All we have comes from Him and belongs to Him.
At Dumfries Baptist Church we encourage people to give of their time.
Ways of giving to DBC
If you have a bank account with a ‘standing order’ facility it would be possible to set up a regular payment directly to the church (probably monthly) which can be cancelled at any time. The easiest way of achieving this is to fill in a simple form and return it to your bank. A copy is available from the DBC office email firstname.lastname@example.org and can also be downloaded here. If this is not possible and you wish to continue to use the envelopes or donate anonymously, then please contact the DBC office to discuss a way of getting your offering to the Treasurer on a regular basis.
Individuals may also give by means of ‘weekly’ or ‘monthly’ envelopes - ask the Treasurer for a supply.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the work of the church which will continue.