FBC Staff Team

Alistair (Al) Cuthbert​ (Pastor & Team Leader)

Alistair has been the pastor of Falkirk Baptist Church since July 2017. He is married to Lynsey and they have four children (Nathan, Amaris, Rebekah and Hannah). Before coming to FBC, Alistair had previous careers in education, missions, and two baptist pastorates (Stirling, and St Andrews). During the little free time he has, he enjoys family excursions, reading, exercise, listening to heavy metal music and dreaming about his next motorbike!

Carol Polland (Administrator)

Carol is married to Ron and they have four children (two daughters and two sons). She has been the church Administrator since 2002. Prior to this, Carol worked for the marketing and design team at a local Further Education College. Carol enjoys all aspects of art and is also interested in antiques. As well as spending time with family, she visits museums, galleries and exhibitions and collects items of period history. She loves animals and outdoor walking in the countryside.

Kirsten Leitch (Youth Worker)

Kirsten started as our church Youth Worker in February 2020. After studying at Stirling University she worked as a Nanny in America before returning to Scotland to pursue Youth Work. She enjoys travelling, rock climbing, skiing and eating salt and vinegar crisps.

Church Leadership Team

Following Paul’s teaching to the Ephesians, FBC leaders seek to support others within the life of the church.

‘So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ’ (Eph 4:11-13).

Al Cuthbert


Ron Polland

Ross MacKenzie

Gordon Ure


Douglas Smith

Louise Leiper

Iain Campbell


Cathy Stewart

Kenny Wilson

Ken Short

Andrew Dougall

FBC Growth Groups

Following Acts Chapter 20, our Growth Groups are responsible for spiritual discipleship, pastoral care, and mission within the lives of those who attend. They meet regularly in various locations across Falkirk.

‘Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood’ (Acts 20:28).


Leaders: Ian & Jenny Mundie
When: Wednesday Mornings (weekly)

Falkirk High

Leaders: Doug & Dot Smith
When: Tuesday Evenings (weekly)


Leaders: Steve & Fiona Downs
When: Tuesday Evenings (weekly)

South Bantaskin

Leaders: Ross & Jane Mackenzie
When: Friday Evenings (monthly)


Leaders: Iain & Carolyn Campbell
When: Tuesday Evenings (weekly)


Leaders: John & Susan Milne
When: Tuesday Evenings (weekly)

For more information about Growth Groups, or other ways you might connect with people and ministries in the life of FBC, please click below to contact the Church Administrator.