Around 200 people gathered at the Stranraer Reformed Presbyterian Church building on Saturday 12th September for the ordination and induction of Stephen Steele as pastor. Rev. Steele (29) previously worked in property management in Airdrie, where he met his wife Carla. Speaking after the ordination, he said: ‘It is a great privilege to have been called to a church which has served in the community here since 1778. I firmly believe that the Bible’s message is as relevant and life-giving as it ever has been, and only through it can we make sense of our lives. I’m excited about getting involved in both the church and the local community. To find out more please join us on Sundays (11:30am and 6:30pm) and through the week.’ Video from the ordination service and weekly audio sermons will be available shortly on the church website (stranraerrpcs.org).
Published in Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press, 17 September 2015
Another report of the ordination was published in the Galloway Gazette.