WHO WE ARE
The work of Grace Baptist Partnerships in Scotland began in 2011 when Ali McLachlan was appointed as the Associate General Secretary called to serve in facilitating church planting initiatives and supporting church revitalisations in this country. Ali was then sent by Trinity Baptist Church Dundee to plant Grace Baptist Church Edinburgh in 2013. In this time the church in Edinburgh has reached thousands of homes with Christian literature and evangelism, seeing many being added to the church and baptised upon profession of faith. The church has also trained leaders and sent workers to plant churches in Govan and Bydgoszcz.
In January 2018 John-William Noble came to work in the church for a period to do a church planting internship which involved serving in his local church and supporting the works in Edinburgh and Govan as well as doing outreach work into Livingston. This was also an opportunity for him to learn about church planting and to be equipped ready for beginning a church plant from the very start. During the latter stages of 2018 it was agreed that John-William would focus his attention on the city of Aberdeen and he began to prayerfully explore various areas as well as meeting with local church leaders and contacts. Following this, the area of Hilton and Woodside was agreed between John-William and the leadership of the church in Edinburgh and he began to assemble a small team of people that would come alongside and serve together in the work. Grace Baptist Church Aberdeen started meeting in April 2019 and constituted as a church in July 2019.