img_20151018_185658415** Update (1.27.2017) Currently, the Burton’s are actively fundraising and plan to be back in Scotland permanently by the end of August 2017. **

Sam and Brittan Burton currently live in northeast Georgia on a small farm, but their hearts belong to the people of the Moray coast of Scotland.

In the fall of 2016 the Burton’s took a 6 week vision trip to Buckie, Scotland to explore the possibility of going back to the Moray coast as full-time missionaries.  While they were there the Lord revealed a wonderful plan for ministry for the villages and people of Buckie, Portgordon, and Portknockie, along with many other hamlets along the coast.

“We know that God has a plan for Moray.  A plan of restoration, and hope.  We are excited that God is allowing us to be a small part of it.  We love the people, the culture, and the area. Our hearts are already there.”

Sam served as a missionary in Scotland for 13 years before he and Brittan met, and his dream has always been to return to ministry along the northern coast of Scotland.  Since her first trip to Scotland back in 2001, Brittan has shared Sam’s love and passion for Scotland and she feels equally committed to the call to return to the place and the people who hold their hearts.

Their ministry plan is a simple one: to relentlessly pursue those far from God with the hope and love of Jesus Christ.  They want to accomplish that mission through targeted evangelism events, community transformation projects, and establishing a culture of active discipleship and multiplication.

If you’d like more information about the ministry of Scotland Rising, or you’d like to have Sam and Brittan come speak to your church or small group, please contact us through our Contacts page, or by emailing


Our Statement of Faith

We believe:

Concerning Jesus
“In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God.” John 1:1
“The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us.” John 1:14
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1Corinthians 15:3-4

Concerning the Bible
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” 2Timothy 3:16

Concerning Conversion
“Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
“It is by grace you have been saved through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8.

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38.

Concerning the Holy Spirit
“Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 6:22

Concerning our Hope in Christ
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3