Minister installed

Commission of Presbytery ictured at the installation of Rev Philip McCullough in Third Presbyterian Church, Portglenone, on Friday evening  were (Front row from left:  J Lamont (Deputy Clerk), Rev D Knowles (Convener), Rev Philip McCullough (new minister), Rev Dr D Murphy (Acting Moderator), Rev D McGaughey, (Back row from left) Derek Patterson, and Robin Dickey (Clerk of Session).
Commission of Presbytery ictured at the installation of Rev Philip McCullough in Third Presbyterian Church, Portglenone, on Friday evening were (Front row from left: J Lamont (Deputy Clerk), Rev D Knowles (Convener), Rev Philip McCullough (new minister), Rev Dr D Murphy (Acting Moderator), Rev D McGaughey, (Back row from left) Derek Patterson, and Robin Dickey (Clerk of Session).

Rev. Philip McCullough has been ‘installed’ as the new Minister of Third Portglenone Presbyterian Church

Originally from Kells, Philip previously occupied the pulpits at Ballyroney and Drumlea, near Banbridge, for six-and-a-half years.

He is married to Amanda and the couple have two grown-up children, Connor and Craig and are proud grandparents to Eva-Lily.

Revealing a little of his personal testimony to The Ballymena Times, Philip said: “I was converted as a teenager under the ministry of Rev. Leslie Casement at Kells Presbyterian Church.

“I was blessed with good preaching from Leslie Casement, Stafford Carson and Brian Boyd,” he added.

Philip was a member of the Kirk Session in Kells and served in many organisations and committees.

Enrolling at Union Theological College in 2004, Philip worked as a sales representative for a local oil company.

Looking ahead to his new ‘charge’ following his installation on Friday evening, Philip said: “We are excited to be here and trusting God for the future.

Outside Church, Philip enjoys vintage tractors and spending time with his family.