Ministerial Team

Rev. David McGaughey

Rev David Mcgaughey was born in mid ulster but grew up in Kilkeel, Co.Down,
where he was brought up in the congregation of Mourne, and where he came to
saving faith. He lived and studied in England, before returning to Northern Ireland,
studying for the ministry at Union Theological College.
He has also some experience of life outside of ministry, having been a delivery driver,
and also helping to bring up his four children. He spent five years preaching and
visiting in The Shankill Road, as assistant in Immanuel, followed by ten years in
Brookside Ahoghill, and was inducted as Associate in The Cuningham in
January 2015.



Rev. Dr. David Murphy (Retired) 1998-2020

Rev Murphy entered training for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church
in Ireland in 1986 following fourteen years of employment with the
Northern Ireland Electricity Service. He was brought up in the
congregation of Molesworth Street, Cookstown and after his marriage
to Miss Helen Kerr in 1976 they joined the congregation of Dungannon.
It was as a member of this congregation that both David and Helen
were saved by the grace of God and where later David would be ordained
to the eldership. He was licensed as a probationer for the Christian
ministry in Dungannon Presbyterain Church by a Commission of the
Presbytery of Tyrone in June 1989. Having been assigned as a student
assistant to the congregation of First Cookstown he was ordained and
installed there as an assistant minister in January 1990 and following
the completion of his assistantship was installed to the oversight of
the joint charge of Bellaghy and Knockloughrim in May 1991.
He ministered here for just over seven years until his call to
Cuningham Memorial in June 1998. He retired from full time ministry
on 10th May 2020. He and Helen have two children, Alan and Christine.
Both are married; Alan to Pamela (nee Wilson) and they have two sons,
Luke and Noah. Christine is married to Brian Anderson and they have a
daughter, Chloe.

Cuningham Memorial 2014

Cuningham Memorial
Main Street,
Cullybackey,
Ballymena,
Co.Antrim
BT42 1BW