After 20 years in the Highlands as founding pastor of Skye Bible Church, Alistair Matheson joined Glasgow City Church as Senior Pastor in August 2015.

Born in Glasgow and raised in the Highlands and Islands, Alistair was to experience a radical Christian conversion and baptism in the Holy Spirit as a student at Glasgow University in 1982. Over the past 30 years, Alistair and his wife Barbara have invested themselves in a church planting ministry based on biblical truth, dependency upon the Holy Spirit and an emphasis on ‘body ministry’. These principles are expressed in Alistair’s book Highland Pentecost (2001).

Although Alistair has now returned to full-time pastoral ministry, his church planting ventures have been accompanied by various ‘tent making’ occupations, mainly in education where he served as a high school teacher over a 15-year period. Alistair and Barbara are the happy parents of five grown children and doting grandparents to two wonderful little boys.