New minister appointed at Gamrie church

Rev Craig Dennison  with his family.
Rev Craig Dennison with his family.

A new minister has been installed at the Gardenstown Free Presbyterian Church.

As the Fraserburgh Herald was going to press, the ordination of the Reverend Craig Dennison was due to take place on last night (Wednesday, November 5) in the church.

Craig Dennison was born and raised in Northern Ireland.

While he had religious influences in his life, he openly rejected God and declared himself to be an atheist in his teenage years.

At the age of 18 he left Northern Ireland to study Politics at University in Nottingham.

Regrettably, one of the factors which encouraged him to go to university was to indulge in the worldly pleasures which many young people seek after in life.

It was during his time at university that he was brought to acknowledge not only the existence of God, but what he describes as the reality of his own sinful condition before God.

He was converted to faith in Christ on December 26, 2004, after attending a Gospel service for the first time in Banbridge Free Presbyterian Church.

After finishing university, and while working in the financial industry in England, he felt the call of God to the Christian Ministry.

The Rev Dennison completed his theological studies at the Whitefield College of the Bible, Gilford, Northern Ireland, in September 2014 and received a call from the Gardenstown Free Presbyterian Church the following month.

Commenting, Rev Craig Dennison said: “It is a tremendous honour for me to be called to minister in this beautiful part of the country.

“I have a great affection for the local community and it is my desire that in the days that lie ahead, I will be not just a friendly face, but a familiar face to many.

“As our Lord Jesus Christ sought to reach out to the multitudes with the compassion of the Gospel, my earnest desire is that I will follow the pattern of my Saviour as I serve Him in Gardenstown, and the wider area.

“As a congregation, we invite all to worship with us on the Lord’s Day (11:30am and 6pm), and we assure you of a warm welcome.”