About Us

Pastor George Ritchie

Lead Pastor - george@carryduffelim.com

George & Karen Ritchie came to Carryduff Elim in the mid 1980’s. In the early 1990’s George felt the call of God into pastoral ministry and in June of 1994 he and Karen were called to lead the work of Elim in Carryduff. Then with a family of 3 young daughters they began their ministry with a burning desire to see the church established in the area. George and Karen’s 3 daughters are now married with 12 grandchildren.

George's area of responsibility are vision, church and nursery development, teaching and pastoral care.



Pastor Gavin Allen

Associate Pastor - gavin@carryduffelim.com

Gavin recently joined the leadership at Carryduff Elim in September 2017. Gavin pastored in Brookeborough Elim from September 2013 after doing his minister in training bi-vocationally, in South Belfast Elim for nearly 2 years. Before moving to Fermanagh as the full-time Pastor he worked in the IT sector for 15 years. Gavin's heart is to see the Kingdom of God break out across our land and to see people live to their fullest potential in Christ. Gavin is married to Sara and they have three boys, Jacob, Thomas and Matthew.

Gavin's areas of ministry are teaching, pastoral care and youth development.

Pastor David Hamilton

Associate Pastor - david@carryduffelim.com

David comes with a wealth of over 30 years experience, more than 20 of which being Senior Pastor at the Ulster Temple, Belfast. David and Hilary "retired" to Carryduff Elim in 2012 and was quickly prompted to come alongside his lifelong friend and colleague George. David has been married to Hilary for almost 50 years. They have 3 grown up and married children and 8 grandchildren.

David's areas of ministry are pastoral care, teaching and community initiatives.



Pastor Gregg McBride

Youth Pastor - gregg@carryduffelim.com

Pastor Gregg was accepted as a Minister in Training in November 2019 and Carryduff Elim is his first posting. Gregg has joined the team to look after youth ministry in the church and alongside his fiancee Vicky are bringing a wealth of experience working with young people. He previously was part of the team in Coastlands Elim Church, Holywood spending close to 5 years working establishing and building the youth work there.

Elder Jeff Morgan
Elder Brian Silvester
Elder Robert Mcphillips

Jeff Morgan


Jeff is married to Irma and they have one married daughter and 3 grandchildren. Both Jeff and Irma are used in the ministry of intercessory prayer in Carryduff. Jeff is also a Connect group leader within the Church.

Brian Silvester


Brian is married to Ann and they have one son, Jonathan. Both Brian and Ann spearhead Healing Rooms in Carryduff. Brian is also Ireland Director for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, (ICEJ) standing alongside Israel and the Jewish people.

Robert McPhillips


Robert (Rab) is married to Jacqueline and they have 4 grown up boys, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Rab's areas of ministry are Connect, evangelism and pastoral care. Rab is also an active volunteer with "Street Pastors."

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