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Eric J. Alexander

      Eric J Alexander has been ordained as a minister in the Church of Scotland for over fifty years. He studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating Master of Arts in 1954 and Bachelor of Divinity in 1958. Thereafter he spent 4 years as an Assistant at St David's Knightswood Chuch in the West end of Glasgow. In 1961 he was married to Greta Connell and they have a daughter and a son.

      It was in 1962 that he was called to the parish of Loudoun East Church, in the Covenanting district of Ayrshire, in the village of Newmilns. After 15 years there, in 1977, he was aware of God's call to the city centre church of St George's Tron, in Glasgow, where he served as senior minister for 20 years, until his retirement in 1997. During these 20 years, large congregations, of all ages, gathered, both morning and evening, to listen to expository sermons from both Old and New Testaments

      Throughout his ministry, and in his retirement years, he has spoken regularly at conferences such as the Keswick Convention, the great Urbana convention arranged triennially in Illinois by InterVarsity, and the Philadelphia Conference in Reformed Theology. He has travelled in Europe, the Far East, South Africa,and widely in Canada and the United States. He has spoken to students at many seminaries and at the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in America.

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