The Rev David Bruce has been appointed as the new Moderator of Dromore Presbytery.
He took over from the Rev Leslie Patterson (Minister of Loughaghery and Cargycreevy Presbyterian Churches) at a presbytery meeting in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Tuesday March 1.
David, currently Secretary to the Council for Mission in Ireland, was Director of Scripture Union in Northern Ireland (1992-2002) and then Regional Director for Scripture Union in Britain, Ireland and the former Soviet Union (2002-2007).
He and his wife Zoe have lived in Lisburn since 1992.
The 22 churches in the Dromore Presbytery are: Anahilt, Ballinderry, Banbridge Road - Dromore, Cargycreevy, Drumbo, Drumlough, Elmwood - Lisburn, First Dromara, First Dromore, First Lisburn, Harmony Hill - Lambeg, Hillhall, Hillsborough, Legacurry, Loughaghery, Magheragall, Maze, Moira, Railway Street - Lisburn, Second Dromara, Sloan Street - Lisburn and St Columba’s - Lisburn.