Who we are

Sam Bostock

Sam Bostock

Sam began working life in London, on the business side of an internet start-up near Waterloo. At that time, he enjoyed being part of a network of Christian workers, and has had the workplace ministry bug ever since. After working for two churches in England, Sam moved to Belfast five years ago with his Bangor-born wife Emma. He currently serves as the Assistant Minster at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church.

Sam has been known to ‘Glide’ to Gospel in the City.

Martyn Smithson Martyn Smithson Originally from Sunderland in the north east of England (a ‘Makem’ not a ‘Geordie’), Martyn has lived in Belfast since 2009. He is based in the east of the city with his wife and three daughters, all of whom were born here.As one of the founding members of Gospel in the City, Martyn sees the importance of city centre workers, like himself, being built up and equipped to live for Christ in their work places.Martyn has an eminently sensible job with the City Council during the day, but can occasionally be spotted playing guitar at open mic nights in the Globe International Cafe.
Jeff McWatters

Jeff McWatters

Jeff has lived in East Belfast pretty much all his life, coming to faith in his 20s and, since then, worshipping at Knock Presbyterian Church on the King’s Road; a well named road for a church to be located!

He spent the majority of his career working in administration for the NI Civil Service but, more recently, He’s been employed as an investigator by the Public Services Ombudsman in the city centre.

Jeff is really encouraged by the commitment and enthusiasm of those attending Gospel in the City, people who are obviously excited to see God at work in the heart of the city.

Tom Swatman

Tom Swatman

Tom first heard and responded to the gospel whilst at university when a Christian friend asked him what he believed. Since then he has been actively involved in churches and various Christian charities.

On graduating, Tom worked in the City for a US investment bank. During this time he was introduced to lunchtime ministries and found them invaluable in living and witnessing in the often stressful workplace.

After a couple of years working for a church in an operational role, Tom relocated to Bangor with his wife when they were expecting their first child.

Tom now works in accountancy and has been attending Gospel in the City since it started.

Laura Heaney

Laura Heaney

Laura was introduced to Gospel in the City by a friend when she was just a ‘newbie’ Christian, and loves coming along to meet with like-minded people and hear faithful teaching from God’s Word. Each mid-week talk provides a welcome boost of challenge and encouragement to live out her faith at work.

Laura works for a local consultancy firm, where her roles have included Agile Coach, Scrum Master and Business Analyst. She occasionally has to explain what a Scrum Master does.

Laura lives in East Belfast with her husband and two sons.

Colin Moore PicColin Moore Colin worked in a local Aerospace company for 32 years where he benefited greatly from Christian fellowship and lunchtime meetings.

While in his second year of Cornhill Bible course he was introduced to Gospel in City and decided to check it out. Once there he was enthused and excited by the opportunity for Christian teaching on offer in Belfast City Centre.

Colin attends Stranmillis EPC with his wife Hazel and they live in Dundonald.