Ken Adams - Treasurer and Trustee too!

Born on 24th Feb 1940 at Solihull, West Midlands ( but never picked up an accent).   Educated at local primary and then Birmingham Grammar School.  Went on to Leicester University and later the Education Dept.

Taught at a Grammar School for 2 years to see if I could teach.  Found I could and followed my plan of teaching in the Approved School (Scottish List D type) in Yorkshire.  Moved to London then to Cambridge where I taught - or was taught by -delinquents with exceptional IQs.

Who’s who: Deacons

Moved to London again as Deputy Head of a school run by the Jewish Community.  Moved up to Scotland as Deputy at Lawmuir a school for emotionally disturbed boys of secondary age.  Soon promoted to Head Teacher and retired from this post in 1991.

 Family encouraged me to attend a local church and my brother chose the Baptist church so I went.  I was converted when 13 and baptised.

I met Marjorie at the Church when she came down from Manchester, we had a good group of young adults and we were told by the minister you will welcome a new member (I did!).

Attended various denominations as we moved around but returned home to a Baptist Church on settling in EK.

Made very welcome at Westwood and stayed.  Both of our children, Ruth and David, were baptised (two of the best days of my life) and they continue to worship as Church members in their local areas.

After much prayer agreed to help Allan with the treasurer’s job and took over from him a few years ago.  Great to be a member of the leadership team which is so united.

John Gray

 - Interim Secretary and Pastoral Care Coordinator

John has been a disciple of Jesus since 1980 and was a former member at Calderwood Baptist.  He has a keen interest in God's Word and has been an active 'Gideon' since 1986.  He has been attending WWBC since 2014 and became a member in 2015.

John qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1979 and a Registered Mental Nurse in 1981, working mainly in surgical areas.  Later he became the Complaints Manager for Hairmyres and Stonehouse Hospitals.  His present job is Risk Manager, dealing with events that have gone wrong for patients.

He shared 37 years of married life with Geraldine before she was called home in April 2016 after a lifetime of disability, latterly caring for her when her dependency increased.  He has one daughter, Lauren, who also lives in East Kilbride.

It’s a journey that has equipped John very well for his role as Pastoral Care Coordinator.

Marilyn MacArthur

Andy Neal (and Trustee)

I came to WWBC in the Autumn of 1968 and Jeanne joined me here in 1969 when we were married.  I was treasurer for 16 years.  Since I took early retirement in 1998, from a career in engineering research at the National Engineering Laboratory, I have been working on the development and maintenance of our church building and equipment.  I’m editor of the website too.

Jeanne and I are directors of the Healing EK - a prayer ministry.

I’ve been a long-time supporter of Tearfund and have a keen interest in poverty and the closely linked issue of climate change.

I love cycling too - though my racing days are largely past now.