Church of Scotland, Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton.

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Our Minister

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The Rev John Carswelll was inducted in Cadzow Church on the evening of Monday 9th March. 2009.






This photograph of John and family was taken in church just after the Service of Induction. John is married to Lisa and, as you can see, they have six lovely children.








Rev John Carswell has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for twelve years.  Before coming to Scotland he served as a minister in two charges: one in Missouri, the second in Texas. He was born to Scottish parents in Bellshill; shortly after his birth his parents emigrated to the United States where ,until recently, John had Lived his entire life.

John earned a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 before completing a Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian  Theological Seminary in 1996.

Before coming to Cadzow John spent some time working as an Assistant Minister at New Wellwynd Parish Church in Airdrie. His particular interests are in the areas of discipleship, spiritual development and contemporary worship. He enjoys playing the flute (listen to him playing ! Click on the "Music at Cadzow " section in the Maiin Menu) and guitar, writing, hiking, travelling and, since coming to Scotland, hillwalking in the Scottish Mountains.