Killead Presbyterian Church

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Rev. John Murdock is our Minister. John grew up in  Downpatrick where his father was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He taught music in Newtownards for four years followed by seven years as Head of Music in Fivemiletown High School, Co. Tyrone. He was ordained an elder in Cavanaleck Presbyterian Church in 1988 and then felt the call of God into full time service. After three years at Union Theological College (1991-1994) he spent two years as ordained Assistant in Cregagh Presbyterian Church  before being called to minister in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey in 1996.  John was called to Killead and Loanends in April 2005.

John has served as Clerk of the Templepatrick Presbytery from 2008 until 2018 and is now taking his turn as Moderator .  He is married to Anne (a part-time primary school teacher) and they have three children Judith, Iain and Stuart. In what little spare time he has, John likes to keep up his music by singing with the church choirs and playing the organ.