In Whitehouse Presbyterian Church as with other Presbyterian Churches a group of elders share overall responsibility, along with the minister, for leadership. The practical running of church life (finance, property, administration) come under the congregational committee. Both Elders and committee members are elected from within the church membership.
Minister - Rev. Stephen Lowry
Stephen was installed as Minister of Whitehouse in September 2018. He is married to Louise and they have three children: Beth, Rose, and Andrew.
Stephen was previously ordained and inducted to serve as Minister (Moderator’s Assistant) in 1st Holywood, where he also served as assistant minister.
His home congregation is Hamilton Road Presbyterian, Bangor.
His desire as minister is to be continually amazed at the goodness of God, and to live a life that bears witness to that.
Assistant Minister – Robert Orr
Robert, known as Bobby, joined the ministerial team at Whitehouse in June 2015 on a part time basis as he completed his studies for the ministry at Union Theological College. On completion of these studies his post became full time in June 2016 when he was given responsibility for areas of youth work, discipleship training, mission to the local community and men’s ministry. Bobby is married to Caroline and together they have three children (two girls and a boy) all of whom are in full time education at school or university.
Bobby enjoys the challenges of Whitehouse and feels very privileged at the responsibilities the Kirk Session have given him. His great desire and prayer is to see all the congregation come to a living faith in Jesus Christ and as disciples take that faith out into their families, workplaces and communities.
Pastoral Worker - Rev. George McClelland
George is our pastoral worker, responsible for pastoral care of the congregation on a part-time basis.
Having retired recently from full-time ministry, George is the Minister Emeritus if Tandragee Presbyterian Church. He also served as National Director of The Boys’Brigade (NI).
He served in Magheragall , Lisburn and started his ministry in Lislooney (Tynan), Knappagh and Middletown (Co. Armagh). He was widowed in 2011- he and Judith had 3 girls. He now has 7 ! Grandchildren (5 boys and 2 girls).