Elim in Scotland

Welcome to the website for the Elim Churches in Scotland.

Elim in Scotland has a wide variety of churches, large and smaller, of various styles, as far south as Castle Douglas and far north as Fraserburgh. Our pastors and their teams aim to make the services relevant, contemporary and life enhancing. Alongside that God comes and visits life after life, week after week, enabling people young and older to know His presence and share His love in the world in which they live.

Kevin and Margaret Peat

Kevin and Margaret Peat

Pastor Kevin Peat is the Regional Leader for Scotland and North West England and has been a member of Elim’s National Leadership Team since 2000, and ministers in Canada and New Zealand as well as the UK.

Kevin is married to Margaret. In 1982 they began to attend Derby Elim Church where Kevin became Assistant Pastor and in 1990, they moved to lead Glasgow Elim Church in Scotland. The church experienced a major move of the Holy Spirit and grew to around 400 people.

Kevin has a heart for seeing the leaders who minister under his care moving increasingly towards wholeness in order that they will more effectively minister to others. Margaret currently administrates the region, is a primary school teacher and teaches piano. Margaret too has a heart for seeing leaders released into their full potential in God. She has published nine books – find out more about them here.

Beginning in Ireland in 1915 under the leadership of evangelist George Jeffreys, Elim was birthed as a dynamic Pentecostal movement dedicated to pioneer evangelism, church planting and Holy Spirit ministry. One hundred years later, Elim has hundreds of churches in cities, towns and communities throughout the UK and works in over 40 countries around the world. At the heart of Elim, there are thousands of ordinary people serving God in extraordinary ways.


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Churches in Scotland


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The Elim Pentecostal Church is a growing Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland.

Elim was founded in 1915 by George Jeffreys, a young Christian from Maesteg in South Wales. Jeffreys and a group of friends, known as the Elim Evangelistic Band, preached, started churches and witnessed a move of God that was characterised by miraculous healings and an explosion in the number of people becoming Christians.

In a world that can feel like a desert, our 21st-century churches seek to be a place of spiritual resource within their communities.

The founders wanted the name of their new Movement to express their vision and values, and so chose ‘Elim’, the name of an oasis in the Bible that the people of Israel discovered as they wandered through the desert. It provided shade and refreshment to all who encountered it.

Find out more about Elim and read our statement of beliefs here.