Our pastor is Peter Jemphrey from Belfast. He trained as a school teacher at Stranmillis College and taught in a primary school in Bangor, County Down. He then studied theology in Aberdeen and served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church for five years before joining the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was a pastor in Cloughmills RPC in County Antrim from 2000 – 2012. He was then called to our church in Galway. He is married to Jenny, and they have four children, Thomas, Rachel, Christopher and Timothy. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, reading, swimming and playing golf, tennis and squash.
Our Session, consisting of several Elders in equal authority (including the Pastor), oversee the spiritual wellbeing of the congregation. The Elders are elected from the male membership of the congregation who fulfil the requirements of 1 Timothy chapter 3 and Titus chapter 1.
The Elder’s endeavour to visit each family at least once per year and more frequently when required. They share responsibility in leading group Bible Studies and times of prayer. Meetings of Session take place monthly and more frequently as necessary and when overseeing the Biblical sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Our elders are:
Frank McMurray 46 Murrough Drive, Renmore, Galway, Tel: 091 755360
Billy Hamilton 87 Ardilaun Road, Newcastle, Galway, Tel: 091 374302
Peter Jemphrey 13 Glenvale Court, Knocknacara, Galway, Tel: 091 510214