The Free Church of Scotland
The Free Church of Scotland has appointed Rev. Douglas MacKeddie, minister of Maryburgh and Killearnan Free Church, as its 2009 moderator designate.
Douglas MacKeddie was born in Edinburgh in 1944 and came under gospel influence through the late Rev. Hugh G. Mackay. The late Rev. Douglas MacMillan of Aberdeen first suggested pastoral ministry to Mr MacKeddie, and soon afterwards he engaged in a nine-year preparation of study in Inverness Technical College, Edinburgh University and the Free Church College.
In 1982 Mr MacKeddie was ordained and inducted to the congregation in Maryburgh which became Maryburgh & Killearnan in 2002 when the two congregations were linked.