Thanks for coming and taking a look at our website. I hope you’ll like what you see and be encouraged to come to some of our services – where you’ll be warmly welcomed.
My name is David Randall and I’ve been the pastor here since March 2014, and really enjoy working among the church family and in the local community. Previously I worked in accountancy in the oil industry in Aberdeen, before, having been brought up in a Christian home and professing faith from an early age, I sensed God’s called into full-time ministry. I’ve served Church of Scotland congregations in Bo’ness and Newmilns, and now have been brought here to the Free Church congregation in Falkirk.
I’m married to Linnea, and we have four children – so life is rarely dull. When not in my study or involved in family time, you might see me out running, or playing football. I also enjoy movies and reading.
Our church building is situated right beside the busy Carron roundabout, where thousands of people drive past every day. Life can often feel a bit like a roundabout – you can sometimes feel like you’re going round and round in circles and don’t really know which direction to take.
At Falkirk Free Church we believe that we’ve discovered the very best direction for our whole lives. Jesus himself said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” as he declared himself to be the way to God; the way to abundant life now, and eternal life that never ends.
Following in his way doesn’t always prove to be the easy way, but we believe it’s the right way – and we’re always eager to share what we’ve discovered in Jesus Christ with others. So I invite you to come and be part of it …
Falkirk Free Church is passionate about God and passionate about people. We are a warm and friendly community who seek every opportunity to develop God's kingdom in and around the Falkirk area. The church in this sense does not exist for us, but rather we exist for the church.
Our vision is simple: LOVE WORKS.
Our church building in Carron was opened in 1998, with a dream of developing a church that offers compassion without compromise. A place where the relentless teaching of God's Word would make sense for people in real life. A place where worship would be a celebration of freedom. A place where people feel connection and move from acquaintances to deep friendships. A place where people are equipped to maximise their potential. A place where the Great Commandment and Great Commission come alive through acts of service and love. A place where LOVE WORKS.
Jesus was born in a small rural town roughly 2 000 years ago. He was born into a lower–class family, to a teenage virgin mum and lived a relatively quiet life until the age of 30. At this time Jesus began his public ministry. Throughout the next three years, Jesus performed miracles, preached messages and proclaimed He was God by His word and His works. As promised, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross to save humanity from sin, Satan and death. On the third day, Jesus rose from death and appeared to hundreds before ascending into the clouds to join His heavenly Father.
Jesus arrived on the stage of human history on a mission — to reveal who God is, to show His reign as King and to reconcile men and women to God. In reconciling us to God, Jesus lived and died as a sacrificial substitute, living perfectly in the place of sinners, and dying gruesomely in the place of the guilty. Jesus is therefore the saviour of the world, the only way for sinners to be saved from the righteous wrath of God. Jesus accomplished His mission through His death, atoning for our sin, and through His resurrection, rising in victory over Satan, sin and death.
Throughout His ministry, Jesus preached a consistent message. Jesus proclaimed that true life consisted in following him. Jesus calls us to repent of our rebellion, and believe in Him. We are to believe that Jesus is our all–satisfying saviour, and that He accomplished His mission in the place of our failure.
For those who believe in Him, Jesus promises them eternal life, abundant joy, the help of the Holy Spirit and reconciliation with God the Father. Those who believe in Jesus are freed from their sin, guilt and shame, and commissioned to continue His mission in sacrificially serving the world and proclaiming the good news of Jesus.
One day Jesus will return, and all things will be restored to the praise of His glorious grace.