At a service on 22 April, Wooler Evangelical Church, Northumberland, inducted Michael George Veitch from Dunbar in East Lothian to be their new pastor, after a vacancy of 16 months.
Michael will be the third pastor in Wooler since the church began in 1993. About 200 people were present in the packed building, including former pastor David Larmour.
The sound of the singing was glorious. Former pastor to Michael and his wife Laura, Rev. John Shearer from Musselburgh, read the charges to Michael, Laura and the church membership. He then preached passionately from 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, before the minister of Dunbar Church of Scotland Parish Church, Rev. Gordon Stevenson, led prayers for the new pastor and his ministry.
Michael and Laura were welcomed into membership, before the whole company adjourned for fellowship and refreshments. We praise God for a truly great day. Michael is studying part time at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and Laura is expecting their third baby in June.