Falkirk Free Church

About Us


theChurch

Our weekly services on Sundays at 11.00am and 6.00pm are open to all. You can expect there to be singing, prayers, a talk with the children, and a strong emphasis on the reading of a passage from the Bible, along with a sermon that explains the passage, and applies it to twenty-first-century life.

Our services are, we hope, accessible and welcoming – there is no dress-code (some like smart/formal; others prefer something casual, like jeans and a sweater) and you can sit anywhere you like (we have cushioned seats, not pews – which is good!) There is an offering on the way into the service – but visitors are not expected to contribute, though obviously you can if you so wish.

Our hope is that Christians will feel encouraged, supported and strengthened through the services, while those just wanting to explore the Christian faith will also find something that connects with them and gives them a hunger for more.

Most folk hang around after services for some chat over tea or coffee or juice and a few times during the year we have a lunch, when the whole church family stays after morning service for soup-&-sweet.

On Wednesdays (7.30pm) we meet for Bible-study and prayer – and this is really the engine-room of the congregation, as we believe that God hears and answers prayer.

OUR VISION:
KNOWING God; GROWING in grace; GOING in faith


OUR AIM:
(1) to glorify God by the praising of his Name – through services that are edifying for believers and accessible to outsiders; by the faithful and preaching and applying of his Word.

(2) to equip believers to live out their faith – such that they are confident in the gospel, encouraged in fellowship and engaged in the church’s ministries, and committed to prayer.

(3) to reach out to others with the gospel - supporting globa mission through prayerful interest and financial support; and enabling local mission, by encouraging lifestyle-evangelism, as well as providing evangelistic events.


Our Minister

davidRandall

Hi,
Thanks for coming and taking a look at our website. I hope you’ll like what you see and be encouraged to come to some of our services – where you’ll be warmly welcomed.

My name is David Randall and I’ve been the pastor here since March 2014, and really enjoy working among the church family and in the local community. Previously I worked in accountancy in the oil industry in Aberdeen, before, having been brought up in a Christian home and professing faith from an early age, I sensed God’s called into full-time ministry. I’ve served Church of Scotland congregations in Bo’ness and Newmilns, and now have been brought here to the Free Church congregation in Falkirk.

I’m married to Linnea, and we have four children – so life is rarely dull. When not in my study or involved in family time, you might see me out running, or playing football. I also enjoy movies and reading.

Our church building is situated right beside the busy Carron roundabout, where thousands of people drive past every day. Life can often feel a bit like a roundabout – you can sometimes feel like you’re going round and round in circles and don’t really know which direction to take.

At Falkirk Free Church we believe that we’ve discovered the very best direction for our whole lives. Jesus himself said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” as he declared himself to be the way to God; the way to abundant life now, and eternal life that never ends.

Following in his way doesn’t always prove to be the easy way, but we believe it’s the right way – and we’re always eager to share what we’ve discovered in Jesus Christ with others. So I invite you to come and be part of it …


Our Team


John Nimmo

(Elder)

John Nimmo is one of our elders. A Linlithgow man who saw the light when a work colleague asked John, aged 19, to help him run a Boys Brigade company in Bo'ness. He knew nothing of the B.B.'s. He didn't know it was a Christian organisation or it was attached to a church. He loved the work and was a B.B. officer for 10 years. At age 25, John realised that God made us to live forever with Him and that eternal life is possible through following Jesus. He is now retired, having worked as a Planning/ Piping engineer. He is married to Joyce and they have one son and two granddaughters.