Ross and family 2019


Hello, I’m Ross McMahan and I am delighted that you have chosen to visit our website.

In 2012 I was pleased to accept the call to Minister at Cumnock Congregational Church, please allow me to introduce myself.

Originally hailing from Greenock I am a graduate of the International Christian College, Glasgow and the Scottish Cornhill Training Course.

Prior to receiving the call to ministry I served in the Royal Navy and was employed in sales (financial and advertising).

Married to Ann, I am the proud parent of three beautiful boys Fraser (17), Jacob (10), and Benjamin (5), a wonderful step-daughter Esther and four delightful step-grandchildren Sophie (13), Charlotte-Ann (7), Noah (6) and Oscar (2).

 My vision for the church is that of a fellowship drenched in the love of God and hungry for the Word of God.  We are committed to faithfully teaching the Bible and through the power of the Holy Spirit we are excited at what the Lord will do with His people as we endeavour to impact the town of Cumnock with the Gospel message of forgiveness of sins offered through faith in Christ’s atoning work on the cross.

 As David Wells wrote “Scripture is a voice unlike any other voice.. It speaks unlike any other voice and what is says is unlike anything else heard anywhere else in the world. It speaks across generations, across psychological divides, it accesses our innermost being.”

 At Cumnock Congregational Church we do not “make the Bible relevant” we can't make the Bible relevant; any more than one can make the sun hot or ice cold; it already is relevant.

This reminds me of that great Spurgeon quote:
Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself.

Please consider our invitation to visit with us as the Word of God is turned loose.  A warm welcome awaits you...

 Rom.1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”


If you want to meet me (Ross) for coffee and a chat, email me at or phone the church on 01290 426216.