Meet the Staff

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   Stephen McAlpine


Stephen was born in Northern Ireland and raised in Perth, with occasional longterm stints to the motherland. He studied Journalism and Creative Writing at university back in the days when dot matrix printers ruled supreme. He has been involved in a number of ministries over the past twenty years, including pastoring in established churches and church planting congregations in both households and traditional church settings. He is married to Jill and they have two children.

As Senior Pastor, Stephen is responsible for oversight of Providence Church Midland, including preaching and pastoral responsibilities. 

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               Mark Watts



Born in the UK, Mark grew up in Perth and in Lancashire, England. He studied Theology in Edinburgh before spending nine years in ministry in the UK, which included preaching and teaching, pastoral care, and evangelism.

Mark and his wife, Elizabeth, returned to Perth at the start of 2016 to work with Providence. They had three children. They now have four.

Mark took on the role of Associate Pastor with Providence Midland at the beginning of 2017.