Rev. Archie McPhail
Archie grew up in Glasgow. As he reflects on those years he is thankful for the training given by wise parents and a sound church. After university in Edinburgh he returned to his native city to begin a teaching career. During that time he married Margaret and they now have a family of four. The call to gospel work was never far from his mind, and after ten years teaching he began training for ministry. In 1985 he started work in the Lochinver area of the north-west Highlands. In 1995 he moved to his present church in Oban, Argyll. Around that time he was able to research the impact of social change on the spirituality of Highland evangelical churches. Margaret and Archie now have the joy of two grandchildren and of seeing their church develop in ways that reflect Oban’s changing population.