Kinghorn Parish Church

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Our Aim is:

“To know God and to make Him known through Jesus Christ, in His Word and in the Power of his Holy Spirit.”

Meet our Minister

Jim has been Minister of Kinghorn for 25 years out of 37years in Ministry, first in Bridge of Don, a suburb of Aberdeen then in Avoch, a fishing village on the Black Isle,north of Inverness.

Jim grew up in Lanarkshire, with many of his forebears being Miners, though his great uncle George McQueen, also a Miner played football for Airdrieonians, captaining them to their only Scottish Cup win in 1924! Coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ while at Secondary School made a big difference in Jim’s life; on leaving School he worked for a firm of Industrial Auctioneers and Valuers based in Hamilton and conducting Auctions all over Scotland.

He sensed God’s calling to be a Minister of the Gospel in 1980 and after studying Theology at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Congregational College he was Ordained in Middleton Park Primary School in the fast-growing Bridge of Don (going on to plant another new Church there in 1986). Jim is Chaplain of Raith Rovers (though also supports Aberdeen FC!) Chaplain at Kinghorn Primary School, Balwearie High School and the DAS, and of Clan Donnachaidh

Jim has served the Church locally : He’s the Moderator of Fife Presbytery for 2023/4 , having also been Moderator of the former Kirkcaldy Presbytery and at different times: Chaplain,Business and Ministries Convener. Nationally: Ministries Council, Convener of Interim Ministry, trained as a Supervisor and has supervised 12 students in training for Ministry

Jim has been Married to Marion, who hails from Northern Ireland via Shotts, for 28 years and their son Andrew, who has grown up in Kinghorn graduated from Aberdeen University and is now pursuing his career with AECOM as a Transportation Planning Consultant. Andrew is engaged to Emma who works as a Special Needs Nurse.

Jim’s vision for Ministry is to know Christ and make him known in Kinghorn and through a Church Family where everyone is loved, valued and their gifts grown and honoured in a Church which grows warmer through fellowship, stronger through worship, broader through ministry, deeper through discipleship and larger through evangelism.

He’s an enthusiastic supporter of Churches working together (Ecumenism if you like!) and supports our local BEK (Burntisland  C of S, Erskine UF  and Kinghorn C of S ) Partnership: working towards a Union of Burntisland and Kinghorn of S.

Jim is an avid reader, a keen gardener, an adventurous cook a committed gym attender who enjoys walking(half of the Munros and nearly all of the east coast of Scotland) loves to sing and listens to a wide variety of music and enjoys a nice malt and occasional ale.

For more information about our Church and what it has to offer, please look through our website.

For more information about our Church and what it has to offer, please look through our website.