The Director

The Rev Professor Andrew T. B. McGowan is a Minister of the Church of Scotland and Professor of Theology in the University of the Highlands and Islands.  

He served as a parish minister for sixteen years before becoming Principal of Highland Theological College UHI at its inception in 1994.  He was Principal until 2009, when he was called to be Minister of Inverness East Church, where he served for ten years.  He was appointed Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology in 2019.

Professor McGowan is Vice Chairman of the World Reformed Fellowship and serves as Chairman of its Theological Commission.  He is President of the Scottish Evangelical Theology Society and is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship. 

Professor McGowan has been involved with Rutherford House since its inception.  He was appointed as a member of the Council when RH was established and was the first secretary of the Research and Publications committee.  He served on the Council throughout its existence.  Later, he became a Trustee of RH and also served for a number of years as Chairman of the Trustees.

Andrew is married to June and they have three married sons and one grandson.  They are members of Rosskeen Church of Scotland in Alness.

Professor McGowan’s main publications are: 

He is currently working on a book on the biblical and theological doctrine of the Unity of the Church.