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Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson to join St Peter’s

June 26, 2013

One of the Free Church’s fastest growing congregations has announced that Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson is set to join their preaching team.

From September Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson will lead three Sunday evening services a month at St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee.

Dr Ferguson, regarded among the world’s leading Presbyterian theologians and author of many Christian books, is soon to move back to his homeland after almost a decade in America.


Above: Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson

St Peter’s minister Rev David Robertson said: “We will be delighted to welcome Sinclair and Dorothy Ferguson to be part of the work that God is doing here. 

“We have experienced significant growth over the past months - we believe this is largely due to the Lord’s blessing on the preaching of His Word.”

The Free Church has seen encouraging developments on Tayside with St Peter’s, St Andrews and Perth congregations now attracting a combined attendance of over 400 people to worship each week.

Twenty years ago, well before the St Andrews church plant, there were only 50 worshippers. 

Following Rev Paul Gibson’s induction earlier this year, Perth Free Church welcomed seven new members into the congregation a couple of weeks ago, and Anglican Rev Paul Clarke has seen growth at St Andrews too.

St Peter’s has recently opened the upstairs gallery at their services to accommodate demand, and have appointed Rev Will Traub as an associate pastor.

News of Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson’s arrival was announced to the congregation on Sunday 16 June.

Rev David Robertson, who is also the director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, added: “We are encouraged that such excellent preachers as Paul Gibson and Paul Clarke have come to our neighbouring churches, and believe that the addition of Dr Ferguson to the preaching team at St Peter’s will be of benefit not only to the local congregation but also the wider church throughout Dundee and Scotland.”

Dr Ferguson will be introduced to the congregation on Sunday 25 August and will preach at that morning service.

He was previously minister at St George’s Tron Church, Glasgow, and also associate editor for the Banner of Truth Trust. 

Dr Ferguson is soon to retire as senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and whilst stateside has taught systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas and Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. 

In 2001 a Scottish national newspaper named him among the ’50 brightest Scots, and author Harry Reid credited Dr Ferguson with rekindling his interest in God after hearing one of his sermons at a communion service at The Tron.

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