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Eric J. Alexander

Eric Alexander (1932–2023) was a minister of the Church of Scotland for over fifty years. He studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating Master of Arts in 1954 and Bachelor of Divinity in 1958. After this, he spent four years as an Assistant at St David’s Knightswood Church in the West End of Glasgow. He married in 1961 and a year later was called to the parish of Loudon East Church, in the Covenanting district of Ayrshire, in the village of Newmilns. After 15 years there, in 1977, he was aware of God’s call to the city centre church of St George’s Tron, Glasgow. He served for 20 years there until his retirement in 1997.

Throughout his ministry, and in his retirement years, he preached at conferences such as the Keswick Convention and the Philadelphia Conference in Reformed Theology. Eric travelled in Europe, the Far East, South Africa, and widely in Canada and the United States. He addressed students at many seminaries and at the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in America. He was also a Council Member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Eric passed into the presence of the Lord Jesus on 13 January 2023. He and his wife of many years, Greta, are survived by a daughter and a son. The Trust publishes his books, Our Great God and Saviour and Prayer: A Biblical Perspective.