Robert and Kim Duncan
It is a privilege for us to be the pastors of Oasis Church. The enthusiasm, hunger for God, commitment and passion of the people here make leadership a joy. We have never before experienced the unity that we enjoy here. There is a sense of being swept along in a wave of God’s purposes and the best words to describe what Oasis Church is like are love, freedom, joy and unity. God is opening up a well of his Spirit and this is the fruit of it.
Kim and I met at the Royal College of Music in London and following some years of playing and teaching (Kim, oboe and Robert, piano) we found ourselves pastoring Faversham Community Church in Kent, a Newfrontiers church, from 1994. In 2002 we moved to Scotland (or back to Scotland in my case, being an Aberdonian) to plant a Newfrontiers church in Perth. In 2010 we started Oasis Church Perth, this time under the umbrella of Partners In Harvest. Our early Christian days were at Holy Trinity Brompton in London where we were greatly impacted by the visits of John Wimber in the 1980s. Connecting with Partners In Harvest with its Vineyard roots was for us like coming home!
30 years later on Kim and I still do concerts together and we both teach some music students. I was the schools worker for Hope Pregnancy Crisis Centre in Perth, and I still take lessons in secondary schools in Perth. My studies at Spurgeon’s College in South London gave me a passion for expository preaching of the Word of God. I love Scotland, history, church history, and revival history and our longing is to play our part in bringing the next wave of revival to Scotland. Since 2013 I have been learning Biblical Hebrew which I find is bringing fresh insights to my teaching.
We have one son, Benjamin, who plays a key role in the Vineyard Church, Aberdeen.
Schools’ Work. Robert and Kim give support to St Ninian’s Primary School by taking regular assemblies there. Robert also takes a whole school community singing session once a month and plays the piano for the school shows. Robert regularly teaches a block of Personal and Social Education lessons with S4 at Perth Academy on pregnancy related subjects including the development of the foetus through pregnancy.
(Robert’s passionate interest in Scotland’s Revival History has prompted several talks; notes for these are available under ‘Robert’s Blog‘).
We would love to see you at Perth Oasis. Come and drink of the goodness of God!