This evening’s Commission of Assembly was pleased to confirm Rev. Iver Martin had accepted the nomination of Moderator-Designate of The Free Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2022.
Commenting on his nomination Mr Martin said, “I am delighted to belong to a church that believes and preaches the greatest message in the world.”
“An appointment to be moderator is a serious privilege which I hope I can live up to. It will be a huge honour to serve my church in this way.”
Mr Martin was brought up in Paisley and studied electronics at Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen. After 12 years as a process engineer in the microelectronics industry, he studied theology at the Free Church College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary – ETS) in preparation for ministry in the Free Church of Scotland.
While studying in Aberdeen he met his wife, Mairi. They have six children and eight grandchildren.
Mr Martin was minister of two congregations, Bon Accord Free Church, Aberdeen for six years, and Stornoway Free Church for 12 years, before being appointed as Principal of Edinburgh Theological Seminary in 2015.
As well as fulfilling the administrative responsibilities at ETS, Mr Martin teaches Scottish Church History.
Please pray for Mr Martin and his family as he prepares to take up his role.