New to HRBC

Welcome to Hamilton Road Baptist Church! This is just a quick introduction to who and what you might come across when you visit us. For more information on our activities and organisations visit the Be Part pages of the site.  Of course, the best way to find out more is to come along on a Sunday and join us as we worship God together – it’d be great to see you!

Pastor’s Welcome  |  Our Sunday Services  |  Leadership Team  |  Meet and Greet

Pastor’s Welcome

Jonathan McClaughlin

Welcome to Hamilton Road Baptist Website. Hopefully as you take a look around you’ll catch a glimpse of what goes on at our church.

We’re open 6 days a week, and would love you to come along and meet some of us. We come from all over North Down and Ards, and have a common belief that Jesus Christ is not just an historical figure, but relevant for our lives in 21st century.

Whatever age or stage of life you are at, whether you are skeptical about Christianity and have questions, or if you are already a Christian and want to become part of a local church, we would be delighted if you came along to join us.

Johnny McClaughlin

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Our Sunday Services

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Sunday Morning: 11.00am to around 12.15-12.30pm
Sunday Evening: 6.30pm to around 7.30pm


Parking is on the street around Hamilton Road, so come early as spaces and seats go quick! See here for more details.


You’ll find friendly people who will make your first visit one that encourages you to return.  Our welcome team will guide you to your seat and answer any questions that you have.


If you have pre school children we’ll invite you to drop them off at the crèche located in the sports hall at the rear of the church.


Sunday School is announced and begins half way through the service on Sunday morning for Pre-school (3 years old) to Year 10 (14 years old). We do regular kids talks during the first half of the service too.


We have a youth group (Youth Impact) after the Sunday evening service at 7:45 – 9:15pm.


Each Sunday service has a mix of singing, prayer, interviews and teaching. You can dress whatever way you feel most comfortable. Hopefully you will encounter God in a real way as you meet with us.

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Leadership Team

Jonathan McClaughlin

Senior Pastor

Johnny has been at HRBC since Jan 2010 after studying at seminary in America, and was appointed Senior Pastor in Sept 2012. He is married to Jenny, and has two kids, Jonah and Maisie. His passion is preaching God’s Word and inspiring people to be equipped for the work of the ministry.
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Keith McIlwaine

Assistant Pastor

Keith has been at Hamilton Road since September 2008, and was appointed Youth Pastor in September 2011. He studied at a local Bible College. He is married to Ruth. His passion is to see people of all ages grow in their faith and share it with others.
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These men are set aside by the church (Titus 1:5), and in accordance with New Testament teaching (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

Andrew Browne
Paul Brown
Dawie Holley
David McCracken
David Steele
Trevor Wallace




We have a committed team of deacons, in accordance with the New Testament teaching (1 Timothy 3:8-13). They are set aside by the church for a three year period to serve the church.





Rosie Beattie

Church Officer

Rosie is the reason why our church premises always look so good. She serves behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the facilities.



David Brown


David has been our secretary since 2019 and is the point of contact for church business matters. He looks after the team of deacons.



David McCracken


David looks after the church finances, along with the finance committee. He ensures that we are prudent and generous with all money given to the church.



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Meet and Greet

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Thinking about coming to Hamilton Road Baptist? You may find it helpful to connect with someone at the start of the service through our ‘Meet and Greet’. One of our newcomers team is happy to welcome you on arrival, connect with you and show you to a seat! Click on the button to arrange.

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