Mannofield Parish Church




Reverend Keith Blackwood

Reverend Keith Blackwood was inducted as minister of Mannofield Parish Church on Thursday 21st June 2007. For the previous 10 years he was minister at Bearsden North Church, Glasgow and while ministering there oversaw the development of the new congregation of Baljaffray Parish Church which was raised to full status as a Church of Scotland Charge in 2006. His early life was spent in Motherwell, Lanarkshire and he obtained a B.D and Diploma of Ministry from Glasgow University. He served two years as Assistant Minister at Alloway Parish Church, Ayr, before being called as minister to Bearsden North Church. He is married to Katrina and together they have three sons – Aaron, Finlay and Angus.

Reverend Keith Blackwood
Alex Gamaliel Evangelista – Student Assistant Minister

Alex is a M.Div. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has completed two bachelor degrees (Biblical Studies and Theology) at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He was raised not far away from his alma mater, in Tulare, California.

His parents, Melody and Alejandro Evangelista, were both born in San Salvador, El Salvador. During the civil war in the eighties they sought refuge in Calgary, Canada where he and his sister Melissa were born. He has five siblings of whom he is the eldest. Two of them are in college, while the other three are in middle school and high school.

Alex started his 9-month placement with Mannofield on 21 August. While he is with us his placement will be intensive and challenging as the experience gained will be invaluable to him as he proceeds towards ministry.

He will shadow Keith initially and spend time reflecting with him on aspects of theology and ministry. Very quickly he will be leading worship, making pastoral visits and conducting funeral services on his own.  He will also make himself acquainted with the business side of the Church of Scotland as he attends meetings both locally and city-wide.

Alex is also looking forward to visiting the organisations of the church and playing a part in the building up of stronger relations between these organisations and the church family.

We warmly welcome him to the Mannofield church community

Alex Gamaliel Evangelista


Mannofield Parish Church



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