Our Local Team
Our support team is based at the Baptist Centre in Moira, (alongside the Irish Baptist College), responsible for all the administration, pastoral care and oversight of our missionaries.
Mervyn Scott was appointed to serve as Missions Director by the Churches Council in May 2014 and took up the post on September 1st that year. Mervyn is from Dublin, married to Karen (from Belfast) and they have four children. Mervyn’s responsibility is to oversee the work of the Mission, provide pastoral care and support for our team of missionaries and promote the Mission among the churches of the Association. Previously, Mervyn & Karen served as Mission Workers in the Cork/Kerry area in evangelism and church planting.
Joanne Dunstan, serves as Personal Assistant to the Missions Director. As well as handling all the day to day administration Joanne has responsibility for organising Deputation/Furlough for all our missionaries, monitoring the Director’s Diary, providing the Mission’s pages to the bi-monthly “ABCInsight” magazine, producing a monthly financial statement, updating the Mission’s website, organising the annual Workers’ Retreat in Ireland and generally assisting the Director in various ways. One key aspect of Joanne’s role is sending out our weekly Prayer News which enables people all over the world to pray for our missionaries.