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 Robin Brown
Robin was born in Bangor and raised in First Bangor Presbyterian Church. He committed his life to follow Jesus while at BB Camp in Scotland. Having studied Civil Engineering at Queens University he worked for three years in Belfast before answering God’s Call to ministry within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Three years of study in Union Theological College were followed by an Assistantship in Rathcoole. In 1990 Robin became minister in Ardstraw and Douglas Congregations and was then called to 2nd Randalstown in 1999. He was installed as our minister in First Portadown on Friday 28th April 2017.
Married to Liz they have four children, Simon, Emma, Robyn and Peter, and two grandchildren Kyle and Sophie.
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 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.