Rev Brian Smith


Rev Brian Smith was inducted to be minister of West Mearns Parish on Thursday 2nd June and we welcome him to our parish.


Brian was first ordained into the Methodist Church in South Africa in 1990 and arrived in Scotland in 2015 and spent the 6 months with Craigiebuckler church undertaking a familiarization placement.


For the previous 6 or 7 years he was the senior minister at Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni, Highveld and Swaziland District, South Africa. His wife, Dr Linda, is a lecturer in Social Work at the Robert Gordon University.


Brian plays the guitar, has a private pilot's licence and enjoys 4x4 off-roading and sailing.


The Smiths



Linda and Brian have been married for nearly 35 years and have four children, Jordan a lawyer, Thandi a media analyst, Keilah who has graduated in Social Work (Wits University) and Mika  who is with them in Aberdeen.