Our Team

Senior Pastor

Rev. Philip McAlister

Philip McAlister was born and raised in Carrickfergus. Following a teaching career of eight years Philip was called to fulltime ministry within the Church of the Nazarene. He has served as Senior pastor in Irvine (4 years), Carrickfergus (10 years), and as Northern Europe Field Strategy Coordinator (11 years). In 2008 he accepted the call to become part-time senior pastor of the Carrickfergus Church in addition to his role as FSC. In 2011 he was elected as District Superintendent of the British Isles North District. He has a Diploma in Education from the University of London, Bachelor of Theology from Nazarene Theological College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University. He is married to Ruth. They have three children, Stephen, Jonathan and Ruth and three Granddaughters, Vanessa, Libby and Sophie.

Associate Pastor

Rev. Michael Kane

Originally from Glasgow, Michael pursued a call to ministry after Jesus saved him from a destructive life of drugs and alcohol in his early twenties. He has an undergraduate degree in Sports Science (Glasgow), a Masters degree in Theology (Manchester), is married to Debbie and, together, they have a son named Mikey. Michael has a passion for learning and is blessed with a gift of being able to relate to people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds. Michael spends most of his free time watching sports on T.V.

Children's and Youth Worker

Debbie Kane

Debbie fell in love with Christ’s church at a very young age and it’s a love that continues to this day. It was a place of safety she found in the heart of the notorious East End of Glasgow. Debbie longs to help others find that same safety in Jesus’ church, particularly children. She is married to Michael and mum to Mikey, has a God-given passion for people and enjoys relaxing by taking in an evening's worth of soaps!