John 'privileged' to have served Balteagh and Bovevagh congregations

Thursday, 23 November 2017

John 'privileged' to have served Balteagh and Bovevagh congregations thumbnailSam McCrea makes a presentation to Rev John Noble during the lunch to mark the Ministerís retirement from Bovevagh Presbyterian Church.

RECENTLY retired Minister, Rev John Noble has said it was a "privilege and responsibility" to have been Minister of Balteagh and Bovevagh Presbyterian Church for the past 16 years. Born and raised in the Waterside area of Londonderry, John was educated at Rossdowney Primary and Foyle College before training as a quantity surveyor in a building contractor's office.
After meeting Lynda Gray, from Drumahoe, John and Lynda married in 1975 and the couple have two sons, Chris and Geoff.
In 2001, the couple returned to the North West when John was called to the joint charge of Balteagh and Bovevagh, then in the Presbytery of Foyle.
Speaking of his call to God, John said: "I was saved by grace in 1985, I responded to the call of God and studied for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
“I then served as an Assistant Minister in New Row congregation in Coleraine where I was ordained in 1993 - the first assistant to be ordained in New Row in 60 years and the first in Coleraine Presbytery for 30 years.


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