Meet Our Minister
Rev Ashley Graham
I’m Ashley Graham. I’m married to Jill and we have three boys; Noah, Joel and Luke.
I grew up in Richhill, Co. Armagh, and it was in my “home” congregation, Richhill Presbyterian that I came to faith in Jesus and started to learn about what it means to follow him as a disciple.
After four years study and clinical placements I graduated with degree in Physiotherapy from Ulster University in 2004, then worked for almost four years in Daisy Hill hospital, Newry.
Having sensed God’s call to Pastoral ministry and eventually responded to it, I studied Theology at Union College Belfast, which led to three years as Assistant Minister in Maze & Ballinderry congregations.
In April 2014 I received a call from Banagher Presbyterian Church, near Claudy, where we as a family spent just over nine years.
In January 2023 I received a call from Union Road & Lecumpher to be the new minister here.
I love Jesus and I am passionate about Preaching the Gospel, providing compassionate pastoral care and seeing people grow as disciples as God builds His kingdom through the local church.
We as a family are excited to be in Mid Ulster and are really looking forward to what God has in store for us all as we serve Him together.
Having attempted to play rugby in my “younger years” my love for sport continues as a spectator- in our house we follow Ulster Rugby and Tottenham Hotspur. We also spend most Saturday’s taking in the boys sporting adventures!
I love good coffee and good music (eclectic taste!)
As a family we love the beach (can’t beat the North Coast) and all of us enjoy fun with the other member of the family- our lovely Labrador Lucy!
If you’d like to know more about what it means to follow Jesus, about church, Union Road or if I can help you pastorally please get in touch.