We want to do everything we can to help you discover more about us and how we can enjoy Jesus together.

We would love to meet you on a Sunday or at any of our groups during the week.



David ChildsDavid Childs (Pastor)

David grew up England; he put his engineering training to good use whilst in Africa for a year with AIM.  After a few years in church ministry in Belfast, he trained at Moorlands College and London School of Theology.  David commenced pastoral ministry in Southampton before moving to Sunderland.  It was from here that he and his wife Diane accepted the call to pastor SEC in February 2011. When time allows, David loves the outdoors and enjoys exploring the beautiful mountains of Scotland.


Steve PrescottSteve Prescott (Elder)

Steve joined the eldership team at SEC in 2006 and has lived most of his life in Strathaven having moved here with his family from Colchester in 1976. He became a Christian in his late twenties. Steve volunteers as a street pastor and loves to get alongside the needy and vulnerable in society.


Laurence Kelly (Elder)


Gordon HutchinsonGordon Hutchinson (Deacon)

Gordon is married to Cat.  He grew up in Strathaven and works in Glasgow.  He and Cat lead the Youth Bible Study.



Penny KellyPenny Kelly (Deacon & Church Administrator)

Penny is married to Laurence and they have three children.  She is also involved in the Ladies Bible Study and ‘Coffee & Chat’.