Welcome, we’re glad you found our website. We hope that you can find everything you’re looking for – if not please get in touch. We are based half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh and aim to reach out to all ages, and our activities try to reflect this. Our goals are to be Christ Centred and Community Focused. Jesus sums up the teaching of the Bible by saying first that we should love God with all that is within us, and second that we should love our neighbour as ourselves. Though it’s a challenge, with God’s help we make every effort to live our lives this way.
Where Are We?
We are situated in the heart of Whitburn, traditionally a mining town on the western edge of West Lothian in Scotland. We are half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh, just off the M8 motorway.
Coming from either direction along the M8 take Junction 4a and follow the signs for Whitburn through several roundabouts. At the final and largest roundabout take the second exit onto B7069 and follow the road up the hill. Continue to follow this road past industrial units and housing estates until you come to a T-junction. Turn left at this junction, you will see a Lidl on your left. At the roundabout take the third exit to the right. Follow the road to the end and continue around to the left which will bring you into our car park.
If you're more local you'll find us just up the hill from Whitburn Cross. Coming from the Cross head up the hill until the roundabout and take the first exit. Follow the road to the end and continue around to the left which will bring you into our car park.
You can catch a train from Edinburgh or Glasgow, to Bathgate, Armadale, or Fauldhouse. Then you would need to catch a bus to Whitburn. You can plan your journey at Traveline Scotland
Whitburn Pentecostal Church
Reveston Lane • Croftmalloch Road • Whitburn • West Lothian • EH47 8HJ • 01501 741447
In fellowship with Assemblies of God (GB)
Scottish Charity No. SC008274
Scottish Charity Entry
What Do We Believe?
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the universal, holy church,
the fellowship of all believers,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen
Read the AoG Statement of Faith
Who We Are
We are a gathering of people from all over West Lothian (and beyond). There is a wide range of people in the church, from many walks of life. The church community is active in many ways and we endeavour to cater for all ages. The music is lively on a Sunday morning when we gather for worship. We like to think that we are welcoming and friendly, so if you decide to pay us a visit we hope you will agree with this.
A Brief History ::
Whitburn Pentecostal Church began in the summer of 1977 when a group of Christians worshiping in Harthill Pentecostal Church but living in Whitburn had the burden & vision to plant a local church. Early meetings were held in Croftmalloch Primary School on Sundays & Wednesdays along with a Sunday School.
The church grew quickly in its early days and in the summer of 1984 the present church building was built at the end of Croftmalloch Road. The pioneer pastor Tom Martin resigned in 1989 and Andrew Smith was approached to take on the leadership of the church from June 1990.
The building was extended in 1992 - to give more space to the growing congregation and offer extra office space.
In 1996 Mark Ritchie became full-time youth pastor - serving for 3 years in this role before leaving to go as a missionary to Sefton Village in the Philippines. Over the years the church has sent several into mission work both home & abroad - from as diverse places as Belfast to China.
In September 2004 Andrew Smith was approached to take on the leadership position of Area Leader with Scottish Assemblies of God. He agreed on a part-time basis (50% local church / 50% AoG). At this point Stevie Roy came to work as Whitburn’s Assistant Pastor in a full-time capacity.
In the summer of 2006 ANSWER day-care centre was opened to the local community – a beautiful, purpose-built day centre next to the church building. ANSWER came into being as a result of the vision of the leadership of Whitburn Pentecostal Church (under a separate charity) and is meeting many needs in our local community.
In 2012 several church members had a desire to set up West Lothian Foodbank to help support families by giving three days emergency food. It began with the conversion of the old toilet block in Whitburn but now has distribution centres throughout West Lothian supporting thousands of families each year.
In 2015, Andrew & Lois, who had pastored the church for 25 years, felt that God had clearly told them it was time to move on to new things. They have since taken on the role of pastoring a church in the east end of Glasgow. We pray for success in their work there.
As a church we have been in a time of transition. Our Senior Pastor of twenty five years has now moved on to pastor a church in Glasgow, being faithful to listen and obedient to follow God’s leading. During this transition we are seeking God and endeavouring to listen to the Holy Spirit to be clear about the way forward as a church. This part of the site will be updated shortly.
As with the vision section of the website this is being updated soon.
Following the example of Christ himself, we believe that Compassion is an attitude that must be expressed in action. Demonstrated by a dedication to love, care and delight in helping others, especially those in difficulty and crisis.
The essence of mission is connecting with the world in which we find ourselves, recognising that community starts when we walk out our own door and can lead us to any part of this world. It is our desire that every person finds and makes the most of these connection points and seeks to be an influence for good.
We believe in the importance of family. It is our aim to help build a church where loving relationships are at the heart of everything we do. A place of acceptance and belonging, where everyone can find their place and part.
The heart of Jesus’ mission is an ongoing process of making disciples, people being transformed through new ways of thinking and acting. We recognise the need for Spiritual disciplines in this process such as prayer, meditation, scripture reading, generous giving and receiving as well as the expression of Spiritual gifts.
In everything we do, we seek to honour God and inspire people through a commitment to excellence and quality, regardless of the size or visibility of the activity.