Edinburgh Elim is a vibrant, Spirit-filled community of believers, seeking to bring the Kingdom of God to the city and beyond.

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Gordon Allan

Senior Leader

Winifred Richardson


Elaine Berrick

Elder/Office Administrator

Mike Johngrass

Haddington Campus Pastor

Samba Bindia

Morningside Campus Pastor

Ewelina Piszczalka

Finance Officer

Luke Thomson

Worship/Creative Director

Godfrey I.

Youth Worker

Fay Paris

Prayer Ministry

Sue Hewitt

Head Steward

Ruth Strong

International Missions Coordinator

Arwyn Cudlip

Pastoral Ministry


Believing in God’s Word and Spirit

Elim’s founder, George Jeffreys (arguably the United Kingdom’s greatest evangelist during the 1920-30’s) spent a large portion of his time in Scotland during 1932. He came to Edinburgh to share “The Foursquare Gospel;” that Jesus Christ was the Saviour, Healer, Baptiser with the Holy Spirit and Coming King. 800 conversions were recorded, and a church was established. At first, the church met in a former cinema in Stockbridge, before moving to George IV Bridge in the heart of the city, then settling more recently at our present site at Holy Corner in Morningside.
Since 2013 Pastor Gordon Allan has served as the Senior Leader, and in 2020 we pioneered a campus church plant in Haddington, led by Pastor Mike Johngrass, and started developing a growing online church community too.