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New minister for Dowanvale
August 01, 2012
Reverend Kenny Macleod (Carloway) accepted a call to one of Glasgow’s biggest Free Church congregations at a meeting of the Western Isles Presbytery last night.
Mr Macleod will become the next minister of Dowanvale Free Church, based in Glasgow’s west-end, which has been vacant since February 2011.
Part of the congregation worships in Paisley, where they share in Sunday services via a live video link.
The Dowanvale congregation also have a youth worker, Stephen Campbell, who is son of the current Free Church Moderator Reverend Dr Iain D Campbell.
Daily Mail columnist John Macleod welcomed the news: “He [Kenny] is an exceptionally good preacher and a conscientious, hard-working pastor.
“He leaves a congregation and indeed a community with more attending church and professing faith as communicant members than was the case in 2004; he would not take (or seek) credit for that himself, but it can be said of very, very few Scottish ministries in the last decade.”
Reverend Kenny Macleod was brought up in Scalpay, Harris, and went to Inverness aged 16, becoming a joiner.
Sensing the call to ministry, he went to the Free Church College in Edinburgh in 2001, and accepted a call to minister at Carloway on the Isle of Lewis in November 2004 after completing his studies.
Kenny is married to Maggie, who is a teacher, and they have three boys – Chris, Seumas and Calum.
Details for the induction service will be intimated in due course.
His imminent departure, coupled with the retirement of Reverend Kenneth Ferguson from Ness at the end of August, means there will soon be six Free Church vacancies in the Presbytery (Barvas, Carloway, Cross (Ness), Lochs, Scalpay and South Uist).