About Us

We are a community of people from all walks of life who share a common bond in our love for God.

Whether you are new to the area or lived here for years you will find a welcome in Lisburn RPC. Please explore our site and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

We have been part of the community for several decades being offically formed as a congregation on 13th October 1982, after meeting for a number of the preceeding years.

We are a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) Church of Ireland which as a denomination traces its roots to the Reformation in Scotland in the 16th century. Persecution was experienced because of the Stuart Kings' hostility to Presbyterianism. In such testing circumstances our church pledged inself in solemn covenant to remain loyal to Christ and His word - hence the name Covenanter.

Our current location on the Nettlehill Road was officailly opened on 20th April 1985. We have made a number of improvements to the property since this time with the biggest being the addition of a hall in 2006.

Our Beliefs

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Elders or pastors are those who have been called by God to lead and teach in the church. We make a distiction between ruling and teaching elders. The role of the teaching elder (minister) is reserved for a man who has undergone formal training and is responsible for preaching and overseeing the administering of the sacrements.


Robert M McCollum

Robert began his ministry in Lisburn in January 2021 having served in the Newtownards congregation for nine years. He is no stranger to Lisburn completing his student placement with the congregation.

Previous Pastors


Robert McCollum

Having served in our congregation for over 37 years, Robert retired in Novemeber 2018.