Don Palmer

Don Palmer is our Pastor, having joined us at ACC in September 2011, bringing with him his wife Kirstin and their three sons, Chris, Philip and Cameron.

donHi there. I have been married to the love of my life, Kirstin, since March 2nd 1991. My sons are Chris (b. July, 1993), Philip (b. June,1995) and Cameron (b. May, 2000). I was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and lived there until I was 21.

Following just over 3 years in banking, I left my job in September 1982 to go and study theology at Prairie Bible College, Alberta, Canada, where I completed a B.Th. I have worked for The Old Schoolhouse in Edinburgh as a youth and community worker from 1986-1992; then as a church planter & pastor with York Community Church in York from 1992-2001; then as a senior pastor with Forest Brook Community Church, Toronto, Canada from 2001-2011. I am currently the pastor of Auldhouse Community Church (formerly Netherauldhouse Evangelical Church) on the Southside of Glasgow.

I have also completed my M.Div in theology, in 2010, through Tyndale College & Seminary in Toronto. I have had one book published to date: The Kingdom of  God (Evangelical Press, UK. 1986) – which is also available as an eBook through Amazon, as well as several articles in various journals over the years.

Interests:

My family.  Sports: football – watching, of course, but also playing (when my legs hold up) and have had the great privilege of coaching teams all of my sons played for while living in Canada; and American football. My sons and I ardently support LEEDS UNITED (and any team who are playing against Man Utd) and the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. I also enjoy reading (mainly theology & history), movies (especially historical epics) and music (listening only unfortunately).

Favourite authors include:

NT Wright, Greg Boyd, Lesslie Newbigin, F.F. Bruce, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Richard Foster, Gordon Fee, Philip Yancey, David  Bosch, Alan Hirsch, Dallas Willard, Walter Brueggemann, Scot McKnight, Ben Witherington Jr. Eugene  Peterson, T.F. Torrance, Jurgen Moltmann, Miroslav Volf, Dietrich Bonhoeffer – to name but a  few.