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The Team

Jamie & Claire Gibson

Lead Pastors

Jamie and Claire have been part of Freedom City with their families since it began in 1992 and have been part of the leadership team for many years. They began transitioning to become Lead Pastors in September 2020 and are moving forward building on the foundations of the past 30 years. Their heart is to lead a Jesus-centred church with a vision for many to encounter Jesus and for Central Scotland to come to life and prosper. They head up our Leadership Team, who are responsible for the overall vision, direction and culture of the church. They believe that everyone has a part to play and should have the opportunity to be equipped to step into their calling and purpose to make disciples of Jesus and to build His church. This team also lead and care for all the incredible teams of people who serve across each area of church life. They have beautiful twin girls, Isabella and Hannah.

Nikita McGuire

Youth Pastor

A core value at Freedom City is raising the next generation of Jesus followers. Nikita has been part of Freedom City since she was a young person herself, and now leads and cares for our Young People with authenticity, generosity and love. She leads a great team who provide opportunities for young people to encounter Jesus, follow him well, and reach out to their friends and families. She is also part of our Leadership Team.

Jim & Myra Gibson

Founding Senior Pastors

Jim and Myra stepped out in faith to reach Cumbernauld and beyond with the love of Jesus in October 1992, with a passion to see lives transformed and people equipped to live the life they were created for. Over the past 30 years they have seen multitudes of people come to Jesus and raised up to follow Him. In September 2020 they released the leadership of Freedom City to Jamie and Claire. They continue to be a pastoral presence, a support to the leadership team, and an active part of the church. Their love, vision, sacrifice, and investment over the years have shaped the church’s identity and laid a strong foundation for the seasons to come.

Who we are and why we are here

We passionately believe that the love, grace and presence of God brings Freedom for every person and transforms lives so that we can transform our communities and nations.
We are a City without walls, a safe place where everyone is welcome and where limits are lifted from people and from the future.
We are Church, a family built on unconditional love and grace, a home where people are valued and celebrated. We are a community made up of genuine relationships, common purpose, transparency, trust and honour where people are free to thrive and play their unique part.