Our team

God has blessed us with some amazing people at Destiny. Our leadership team comprises elders, deacons, staff, and a large number of lay leaders. Each of our locations has a dedicated location pastor or team who aim to serve the church and outreach into their surrounding vicinity.

We cannot do what we do without the commitment, passion, and investment of our many volunteer small group and team leaders. There are too many to name, but allow us to introduce some of the key people you may meet at Destiny.

Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

Lead Pastor

Peter is the founding pastor at Destiny Edinburgh and does most of the preaching. He oversees all of our Edinburgh locations and other churches in the Destiny Network. He is married to Angie and has two children.

Sammy Ewan

Sammy Ewan

Location Pastor - Leith

Sammy is on staff and is the Location Pastor in our Leith congregation. He also oversees discipleship and pastoral ministry. He is married to Helen and has a young son.

Pastor Paul

Pastor Paul

Location Pastor - Gorgie

Paul is on staff and is the Location Pastor in our Gorgie congregation. He also oversees prayer and outreach initiatives. He is married and has four children.

Michael Forde-Hyde

Michael Forde-Hyde

Location Pastor - North

Michael is on part time staff and is the Location Pastor in our North Edinburgh congregation. He is married to Lizette and has two children.

Jordan Hope

Jordan Hope

Location Pastor - South

Jordan is on part time staff and is the Location Pastor in our South Edinburgh congregation. He is married to Jodie and they have two young children.

Linda Odén

Linda Odén

Location Pastor - Online

Linda is on part time staff and oversees our online location - Church Online. She is married to Johan and they have three children.

Andrew McGreehin

Andrew McGreehin

Elder

Andrew is on staff as our finance and operations manager. He is married to Sarah and has two sons.

Graeme Williamson

Graeme Williamson

Elder

Graeme is on staff and oversees Sunday services, events and property. He is married to Katrina and has two daughters.

Dan Everett

Dan Everett

Students & young adults

Dan is on part time staff and oversees ‘Authentic’, our 17-25s ministry and is preparing to launch our City Centre location

Isaiah Obe

Isaiah Obe

Assistant Pastor - Gorgie

Isaiah is on voluntary staff and is the Assistant Pastor in our Gorgie location and oversees our Sunday Evening service there. Isaiah is married to Mowo and they have a daughter.

Sarah McGreehin

Sarah McGreehin

Kids

Sarah is on part time staff and oversees Kids' Church across all of our locations. She is married to Andrew and they have two sons.

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston

Youth

Mark is on full time staff as our Youth Pastor and oversees Destiny Youth across all of our locations.


Jamie Craib

Jamie Craib

Worship

Jamie is on part time staff and oversees the worship department. He is married to Amy.

Liz Bowes

Liz Bowes

Community action

Liz is on part time staff and oversees all of our Destiny Angels initiatives in the city.

Johan Odén

Johan Odén

Church Online

Johan is on part time staff and oversees Church Online. He is married to Linda and they have three children.

Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney

Tech

Chris is on part time staff and oversees our tech department. He is married to Irene and they have grown up children.

Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Maintenance

Brian is on staff and maintains all of our church premises. He is married to Anne and they have two grown up children.

Michael Coyle

Michael Coyle

Graphics

Michael is on part time staff and is responsible for our graphics. He is married to Bethany and they have a young son.

Jodie Hope

Jodie Hope

Admin

Jodie is on part time staff and helps with operations. She is married to Jordan and they have two young children.

Abbie Grainger

Abbie Grainger

Admin

Abbie is on staff and provides general admin support to many of the staff and ministries in the church.

Vayda Okpa

Vayda Okpa

Events & publicity

Vayda is on part time staff and helps coordinate events and publicity.

Jane Macintyre

Jane Macintyre

Kids

Jane is on part time staff and helps to run the Kids' Church. She is married to Alan and they have three children.

Natalie Morgan

Natalie Morgan

Kids

Natalie is on part time staff and helps with Kids' Church.

Kate November

Kate November

Destiny College Intern

Kate is an intern with Destiny College and is volunteering as PA to Pastor Peter and Sammy. She has two grown up sons.

Vishal Dara

Vishal Dara

Deacon

Vishal is one of the location leaders in North Edinburgh. He's also a volunteer deacon and is married to Judith and has a young daughter.

Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown

Deacon

Nathan is a volunteer deacon and oversees the smooth running of Sunday services in our Gorgie location. Nathan is married to Shelly-Ann.

Gabby Russell

Gabby Russell

Gift Aid administrator

Gabby is a volunteer and helps us in the finance department. She is married to Alan and they have a daughter.