People are the most valued resource here at First Portadown.  Within the large family of our congregation, an outstanding number of people volunteer their time and skills to our work and witness.  From teachers and leaders to caretakers and tea makers, each are vitally important in the life of our Church.

We are led by a strong pastoral team and Kirk Session.


Rev Peter Gamble
Vacancy Convener

Peter Gamble is the Vacancy Convener. Dr Brian Savage is Assistant to the Convener (part time). Rev Nigel McCullough will oversee the preaching rota and help with vacancy matters.


Margaret Hynes
Pastoral Visitor

In her role as Pastoral Visitor Margaret has a special interest in the pastoral needs and concerns of the women in the congregation.  Margaret previously worked as a midwife and manager in the Health Service.  She is married to Cecil and they have a grown up family.


Anne Patterson
Church Administrator

Anne has lived in Portadown for most of her life and has grown up in First Portadown.  She has worked in administration since leaving school and says she “loves being able to serve in a job she loves doing!” Anne is married to Philip and they have two grown up children Lynne & Stuart. Lynne is married to Scott and lives in Stirling with their children Harry and Emily.

The church office is open Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm (Closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm for lunch) & Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm   and is situated at the Watson Street entrance to the halls.