Our Team


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.