Kenny Gillies


Kenny became Pastor in June 2014 after being Assistant Pastor for 7 years. His childhood years were mostly spent in Sutherland in the far north of Scotland. A science & theology graduate of Aberdeen University, he seeks to preach with a prophetic edge and see people encounter the transforming presence of the risen Jesus. Kenny combines his pastoral role with being a teacher at Forfar Academy where he has taught chemistry & science since 1997. Married to Lynne, they have three grown-up boys, Stephen, Roddy, and Alasdair.

Jim Farrell

Worship Leader

Jim has been a part of the fellowship since 1997 when he moved to Kirriemuir from Dundee with his wife Angie and their family. Having been a worship leader in the Full Gospel Church in Dundee, he soon found a place in the worship team at Strathmore Fellowship and later became worship team leader. Jim has also written and recorded several original worship songs, some of which are used in our own worship and by other churches elsewhere. He works as a Funeral Arranger with William Black Funeral Directors based in Brechin.

Derek Marshall


Derek is married to Lynn and has two grown up children and three grandchildren. He worked as a firefighter with Tayside Fire Brigade for 17 years followed by six years as a member of the management team for the Gate Church in Dundee as financial administrator.  In 2004 he became CEO of The Factory Skatepark group of companies in Dundee – a Christian Trust.  Derek is heavily involved in overseeing the work of Capstone Projects in Uganda and has been out to the country over 30 times in the past 20 years.

Derek and Lynn moved to Kirriemuir in 2009 and joined the Fellowship.  Derek became an Elder in 2012 and currently oversees the fellowship’s work in the areas of community engagement, missions and Bridges. He is also a member of the SCF preaching team.

Norman Brown


Norman joined the fellowship in 2006 when he returned to this area with his family after spending 22 years working in South Africa. With over 30 years experience in the banking industry he took on the role of treasurer in 2010 and is also a member of the SCF preaching team. He currently works as a civil servant. His wife, Melanie, sadly passed away in April 2015 and he is the father of three grown up children Iain, Shona & Glen.

Gordon Brown


Gordon was appointed Elder in June 2015.  He hails from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland and is married to Issy. After studying in Manchester at the Church of Nazarene College, he pastored churches in Motherwell, Bristol & Hastings.  He currently works as a manager at Ninewells Hospital.