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New minister for Ayr and Kilwinning
July 13, 2012
Reverend Rory Stott is set to become the minister of Ayr and Kilwinning Free Church after accepting an open call.
The Ayrshire congregations will be the South African’s first charge in the Free Church ministry, but he did his third year College placement with Ayr Free Church last summer.
Mr Stott said: “My wife, Kirsteen, and I are delighted to be going to Ayr and Kilwinning after doing my placement in Ayr last year.
“For some time now I have been strongly convicted that God was calling us to this area and this has been confirmed through various leadings and in scripture.
“God has given us a love and a burden for the people in both congregations and surrounding communities and we are very excited at the prospect of furthering the cause of Christ in that area.”
Mr Stott, who was born and raised in South Africa, previously worked in a homeless drop-in and a Church of Scotland-run alcohol rehab centre in Inverness.
He did a one-year access course in theology at Highland Theological College, before joining the Free Church College in Edinburgh.
Last month he was licensed for the ministry by the Presbytery of Edinburgh and Perth.
It is expected that the ordination and induction service will take place in late September, and more details will be announced in due course.
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