PCI Elect New Moderator

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has selected the Rev. Ian McNie, Minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney, to be their next Moderator.

The 64–year–old was nominated by 12 out of the 19 presbyteries this evening (3rd February) when they met across Ireland to select a successor to the current Moderator, Rev. Michael Barry. Known as the Moderator–Designate, Mr McNie will officially take up office as Moderator at the start of the Church’s General Assembly on 1st June.

Speaking about his nomination, Mr McNie said, “I am greatly humbled that so many of my colleagues in the ministry, and many ruling elders, within the various presbyteries have felt they could entrust me with this important responsibility within the Church.

“Throughout my ministry I have sought to preach the Gospel with clarity and conviction, in such a way that people will be moved by the God’s Spirit to make a positive response to become Christians.

“With God’s help and the prayer support of the Church, I would trust that during my year in office, lives would be impacted with the Gospel.”

The four nominees in this year’s annual vote were the Rev. Robert Bell, Minister of Ballyclare Presbyterian Church, Rev. Liz Hughes, Minister of Whitehouse Presbyterian …read more

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