Year and place of birth: Dennistoun, East Glasgow in 1943 during an air raid.
Personal details: I am a retired hospital doctor who continues to run the Student
Health Service at the University of Strathclyde. I am married to May and we have
had 3 children and have 5 grandchildren. My interests include humour, music and
in particular, playing guitar and Scottish small pipes, and photography.
Favourite Bible passage: John 3: 16, a passage that, in 1963 when passing through
Farme Cross on a number 70 SMT bus to East Kilbride, opened my eyes to God’s saving
grace in my life.
Favourite Praise Songs: The Lord’s my Shepherd, All the way my Saviour leads me,
King of Kings Majesty and Faithful One
I am glad to be part of a caring Christian community where every individual is encouraged
to have a role in the worship of God, the ministry of His Word, service in the local
area and intercession for the needs of the world.
Gordon Norman - Secretary and Trustee
Hi, my name is Gordon and I’m the church secretary. I’m married to Janet and we have
three children and five grandchildren.
In 1997 Janet and I, with our son, moved to East Kilbride. The hardest part of the
move was finding a new church to attend. Although we tried quite a few churches
in the local area we, as a family, felt drawn back time and time again to Westwood
We were always assured of a warm welcome and a sense of belonging. After 3 months
of searching we felt WBC was the place the Lord wanted us to be and it became our
new spiritual home. We eventually applied for membership and have been here ever
Over the years we have been encouraged to grow in our walk with the Lord, me especially,
to the point where I was elected as a Deacon, then to the position of secretary,
not something I had envisioned to be called to do, when I set out on the path with
Janet is active in various areas of the church life and our son plays in the “praise
band”, where he met his wife. They now have a beautiful son and we another grandchild.
WBC exudes love and fellowship, is steeped in sound Biblical teaching and, for visitors,
is a place of welcomed rest. If you are looking for a new place in which to worship
God, then the warm hand of friendship is held out to you, just as it was to me and
my family, all those years ago.
Greg and Jenny arrived in Scotland, with their daughter Cassidy, in 2002, coming
from South Africa where Greg had worked as a church pastor for nine years. They
joined WBC in 2005 and their warmth, energy, enthusiasm and cross-cultural perspective
were an immediate blessing to us. It was not long before their singing and Greg’s
guitar playing skills found expression in the praise band. Greg now leads the music
ministry in the fellowship. He is currently working as a self-employed kitchen fitter
(Contact No 07962 305021). Cassidy’s brother Oliver was born in 2008 and Greg was
appointed as an elder in 2009.
Greg’s favourite Bible passage is Ephesians 3;16-20 “ ... that you may be filled
to the measure of all the fulness of God. ...”