“Love God. Love People”.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
At AOG Central we want all we do to express love for God and love for people; so every service, programme and ministry within our church is designed to help people grow in their love for Him and their love for others.
As a born and bred Brocher, Ben has a huge heart for the people of Fraserburgh. He embodies the all-inclusive nature of our church, with a longing to see all people from all walks of life come into a personal relationship with Jesus. Ben is married to Val and they have three children, Shannon, Ben Jr. and Sienna.
Lisa is passionate about the Church reaching children and families so they can live for Jesus. Lisa is also a qualified primary school teacher.
Sam joined the team at AOG Central in December 2016, originally from Leicester, Sam has been based in the North East for most of his life. Sam is married to Sophie and has a daughter Sofia. Previously a postie, Sam has a heart for the community and is committed to helping our young people in their day to day lives. A passionate musician, Sam always has a guitar near to hand and appreciates good music.
Alison is married to Victor and has two children, William & Aimee.
We believe that the Gospel is good news for EVERYONE! We desire to be a church that reflects its founder, Jesus, who didn’t exclude anyone but embraced everyone who drew near to him. Rich or poor, familiar or foreign, saint or sinner; Jesus was indiscriminate in his love for people… and so should we be!
We aim to be less like a courtroom and more like a hospital, leading people to a Saviour who can heal, restore and forgive. As Billy Graham so eloquently once said, “it’s the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge, and my job to love.”
Someone once said that the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. Most of us know when we entered the world, but the search for the reason why has often puzzled people throughout the ages.
We believe that God created us with a plan in mind (Jeremiah 29:11) and that He calls us to Him according to that purpose (Romans 8:28). As such we want to help people discover their God-given destiny, for without purpose life is motion without meaning, activity without direction, and events without reason.
Our goal is to help people become personally devoted to God, not perpetually dependent on a pastor. Like the early believers in the book of Acts, we want to be consistent in our commitment to:
- The Word of God
- Gathering together for fellowship
- Remembering Jesus’ sacrifice
As such, these things are strategically interwoven into many of our services and activities. Our methods may change, but our message remains grounded within these timeless practices.
AOG Central is not a church that expects everyone to have it all together. But we are a church that expects everyone to stick together, because we believe the Bible reveals God’s desire for His people to remain in unity.
Unity does not mean uniformity. We embrace difference and celebrate diversity, but we are strongly opposed to division. Whilst we can each have a part to play, it must always be for the benefit of the whole body. Our personal preference is always secondary to our shared purpose; therefore it is never about “me” and “my”, but rather “we” and “our”.