Rev. Robert Adair
(B.Div Hons, HE Cert Applied Theology)
Born and raised in Ballymena, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, I came to faith through the outreach of my local church - Hillside Community Church, who had an outreach team of Amercian missionaries visiting my local Housing Scheme.
It was through these missionaries under the direction of the Rev. Steve Burton, that I was given a lifetime opportunity to take part in an exchange programme to the USA. While working as part of the team in USA, I felt the call of God to undertake full time Christian Ministry, and in obedience to that call, I perused academic study
I attended Ballyloughan Church, were I grew in my Christian walk, serving in the youth ministries of the church.
From 2006-2009 I attended Belfast Bible College, Dunmurry. After some time away from studies I returned in 2012 to the Irish Bible Institute, Dublin where I completed a H.E Cert in Applied Theology (University of Wales) in Sept 2013. I then transferred to the Scottish Baptist College, where I completed my studies to attain a BDiv (Hons) in Theology and Pastoral Studies (University of The West of Scotland).
I met my beautiful wife, Gemma in July 2013, and we were married in July 2015 We have our daughter, Macie (6) and our son Harrison (5)
Robert previously served at Coastline Community Church, Pittenweem, from September 2013 until May 2016 where he was a Youth Worker, and in October 2016, Alness Baptist Church congregation extend a call to to become the 4th Pastor in the fellowship's history.
Robert as well as Pastor, serves in a number of roles in our local community, serving as Chair of the Gala Committee, Vice Chair of the local community council, serving as a director on the Alness Community Association Board. He serves as a Chaplain to the local schools and also the Community Rescue and Frist Responders.
Within our family of Churches, Robert serves as a member of the National Council for the Baptist Union of Scotland and also serves on the Scottish Baptist Ministers Fellowship Committee serving our Ministers annual conference.