The Induction of Rev Andrew Rollinson
wife Janet are originally from Yorkshire, Andrew
from York, Janet from Hull, coming to Scotland 16 years ago.
They have two grown up children, Catherine, who is a doctor training as a GP, and Ben who works in the computer game design industry in Edinburgh.
Andrew spent a gap year in Uganda and, after studying zoology at Oxford, worked in rural evangelism and then trained for Baptist Ministry at Spurgeon's College London.
After working in a large Southern Baptist Church in Dallas as 'British Intern', Andrew served as pastor at Westgate Road Baptist Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then for a further 8 years at Morningside Baptist Church.
For the last 8 years Andrew has served as the Ministry Advisor for the Baptist Union of Scotland based in Glasgow, where his primary remit has been to support pastors.
Janet has been doing some Old Testament and Hebrew teaching at International Christian College, Glasgow
"We count it an enormous privilege to be called by God to St Andrews Baptist Church
and very much look forward to travelling a journey of faith with the congregation.
stood out among them as someone we all felt had the experience and heart to lead the church.
Many people in the congregation felt the same way and encouraged the search committee to pursue the possibility of a call.
We are thankful to God for how readily the church has found such a good match for our future ministry"
"Andrew joins a team of church leaders and members who are eager to grow in ministry to the people of St Andrews and in mission around the world" said Ken Cochran, acting chairman of the trustees (deacons) of the church.
brings a thoughtful and considerate leadership style, and the skills needed to guide a vibrant and diverse congregation such as St Andrews Baptist."
"Andrew is a leader with a national reputation, known among other things as an excellent preacher, who will bring great wisdom and experience to the church."