The first beneficiary of the Paul McLaughlan Memorial fund for church planting will be in the village of Forres in the north of Scotland.
Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest small towns. Situated in the north of Scotland on the Moray Coast, it is approximately 25 miles east of Inverness and only a few miles from the Findhorn Community, a center for the New Age movement established in 1965. Forres is a beautiful historical town with a population of over 12,000.
Church of God ordained ministers Derek and Astrid Gobbett have moved to Scotland from Zimbabwe, South Africa, where for over 30 years they were involved in evangelism, leading short-term missions, church ministry, and a successful marriage discipleship ministry.
The Gobbetts have a burden to see a powerful center of truth based on biblical teaching and the love of Jesus established in Forres. The new work will be named the (Church of God) Cornerstone Fellowship Forres.