The first Baptist service took place in the old Nairn Community Centre in 1989. Services were started by 12 members of Inverness Baptist Church (then known as Castle Street Baptist Church) who lived within or close to Nairn. In May 1992 Nairn Baptist Church was officially commissioned by the Baptist Union of Scotland. In our 26 years we've been led by four pastors; Rev. Scott McIntosh, Rev. George Ayoma, Rev. Tim Power and our current pastor Rev. Dr Philip Egglestone.
Now meeting in the new Nairn Community and Arts Centre our young church seeks to serve God in our town. Our congregation crosses generations and sits as a God centered community of believers.
Worship at our church reflects the diversity within our church family. Our praise band leads worship with both traditional hymns and modern praise songs.
Within our services we spend time worshiping the living God as a whole church family before our children and young people are welcome to go to Sunday school groups designed for different ages.
Throughout 2017 our church family celebrated 25 years of our community. We held events throughout the year on the theme of our anniversary, the 23rd Psalm.
From afternoon teas on a farm to a worship concert, our year celebrated the creativity and community that we share as children of God.
Late in the year a group in the church produced a book to celebrate the past 25 years and to look forward into the future. With contributions from members and pastors both past and present, Watermarks became an anthology of the people that make our church what it is.
Earlier in the year the broad artistic abilites of our congregation were displayed in an exhibition of work around the 23rd Psalm. You can see some images of the event and of the original works below.