Coachbuilder, City Missionary, Presbyterian Minister, Evangelist, Moderator of the General Assembly. This is not just an account of a man who came from humble beginnings to be the leader of Irish Presbyterians.
It is the story of a man who from the time of his conversion lived under the authority of God’s Word and held tenaciously and consistently to his convictions. He could at times be profoundly serious and at others show a witty yet harmless sense of humour. He was a man who was forthright in his conversation and his preaching but spoke from a tender heart burdened for the spiritual welfare of people.
John Girvan’s story is of a very ordinary man committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the service of His Church, whom the Lord greatly used to touch many lives. His life is an inspiration to every Christian and a challenge to every minister of the Gospel.