Rev Paul Read MA (Th)


A combination of circumstances led Paul, our Minister to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA in January 2000, following a long and successful career as an airline pilot-captain which involved travelling to many corners of the world.



He would say that he was the least likely of "candidates" for such a calling but encouraged by many he responded to God's call and came to Scotland, on a very cold wintery Benbecula day in January 2003.


He served as a Locum there for five months before transferring to the church of Scotland.


After further assignments in Islay, Caithness, and Aberdeenshire, he and his family accepted the call to serve 600+ members of Lochmaben linked with Applegarth, Sibbaldbie, and Johnstone in October 2013. 


Paul, as our Minister, has a spontaneous love for Gods Word and people both from within and without the Church community, and a desire to maintain his and the Church's involvement in the Church in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, and Ghana