Our Pastor

Our pastor, Michael Veitch, lives here in Wooler with his wife, Laura, and their three young children.

Michael was raised in a warm, Christian home in Linlithgow, West Lothian, and trusted Jesus as his saviour from a young age.

He met Laura while studying International Relations and Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and they were married in 2005. They subsequently settled in East Lothian, becoming active members of Musselburgh Baptist Church and then Dunbar Parish Church.

After graduating in 2001, Michael moved to London where he worked in different sales roles with Cadbury. He returned to Scotland in 2003, and spent a number of years working as a researcher in the Scottish Parliament, latterly as Head of Research for one of the political groups. He was elected to East Lothian Council in 2012, representing his home community of Dunbar and East Linton and serving as Deputy Leader of the Council. He also worked part-time for The Christian Institute on various public campaigns between 2012 and 2015.

Michael believed God was beginning to call him into the ministry during 2014, and the following year he enrolled in a part-time theology degree at the Edinburgh Theological Seminary (where he continues to study part-time). He was called to be pastor of Wooler Evangelical Church in summer 2016, being inducted in April 2017, and taking up the pastorate full time the following month.

Michael has worshipped happily in a variety of churches over the years – Independent, Brethren, Baptist, Anglican and Church of Scotland - wherever God’s word is faithfully taught and practiced.

As pastor here in Wooler, he is passionate about clear, biblical (expository) preaching and authentically living out the gospel of Jesus Christ in every area of our lives. His prayer is that God would be honoured in and through the life of our fellowship, as we seek to follow Jesus together and to share his message with our local community.

He enjoys reading good Christian books (especially biographies) and cites the English puritans and Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones as particular influences.

In his spare time, Michael loves to walk in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside, as well as in his native Scotland. He also has a keen interest in natural history/the environment, being a long time member of the RSPB, and more recently of the North Northumberland bird club.

If you would like to get in touch with Michael, please do not hesitate to email him at: michaelgveitch@yahoo.co.uk or to call/text on: 07779004253.