Barnton Baptist Church


Assistant Leader


Chairman of 2gether

Network Core Team

Keith Short; Phil Arbon;

Alistair Macindoe  is a founding leader of the Rock Community Church, Dumbarton.  He is currently pursuing a PhD on the ‘House Church’ movement at Edinburgh University and is also the facilitator of NETS (New Evangelical Theological Symposium).

Colin Symes is team leader at Community Church Edinburgh, meeting on the south side of the Scottish capital.  He came to Edinburgh from Essex over thirty years ago, and has been involved in ministry in Scotland since the early eighties.  He also has a heart for Europe, in particular for Slovakia, Poland and France, and has been involved with the Polish community in Edinburgh through joint Alpha and other initiatives.  He also chairs the local churches together grouping.  ‘My passion’ he says,’is for Jesus Christ to receive all He has paid for by His cross.’

Chic Lidstone
is currently leading Gateway Community Church in Perth.  After many years in industry as a civil engineering contractor and then managing the Parks Dept in Perth & Kinross while leading Gateway he left to help organise Festival 99 with Franklin Graham and lead the church full time.  He passionately believes in the call of God on the Scottish Nation and is working to encourage the church to be Christ centred and relevant to our nation and culture.

Patricia Macindoe is a Pastor/Elder of the Rock Community Church, Dumbarton.  Patricia teaches in Scottish prisons and is a co-Director of a textile studio and an annual international textile event.

Paul Ede is part of an organisation called Urban Expression, which seeks to plant churches in deprived communities across the UK (in partnership with other organisations).  He lives in Possilpark, Glasgow with his wife Esther, with whom he co-leads a small church-planting team who have all moved to live in the community.  He is particularly interested in the way that God seems to be increasingly calling charismatic Christians in western countries to take seriously God’s call to the poor in their own cities.  Urban Expression invites Christians to go against the flow and relocate to live in the poorest communities of the UK.