James Paton

Lead Pastor

Pastor James joined the staff in 2015 as Lead Pastor. He provides senior leadership to FAC’s Lead Team and weekend teaching team and also serves on the Board of Elders.

Born in Scotland and raised in Northern Ireland, outside of work you’ll probably find James building Lego, supporting Cavalry FC, and reading. He’s married to Gillian, and they have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. James is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, the University of Manchester, and Asbury Theological Seminary.

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