The oldest RP congregation in Scotland, Stranraer’s most famous minister was William Symington. Today it is a growing congregation in a town with little evangelical witness.
Imagine a town where only 0.5% of people attend a gospel-preaching church. Imagine being 2 hours from the nearest church in your denomination. Imagine your church not being able to pay a full-time minister for over 30 years. Imagine a church built to hold 700 people (and regularly packed out) reduced to a handful. That was the situation in Stranraer.
Yet in a day when many churches in the town are closing down, God has preserved the church in Stranraer. New converts have brought a fresh excitement to the congregation. In 2015 the Scottish Presbytery committed to fund a full-time pastor in Stranraer for at least three years, because it believed that God could make dry bones live. By God’s grace, things are moving forward.
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